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Farewell Spit Scenic Flight provided by Adventure Flights Golden Bay

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Farewell Spit Scenic Flight

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2 adults
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Farewell Spit stretches 34km long, making it one of the longest natural sandspits in the world. A wetland of international importance, it has been a bird sanctuary since the 1930’s and provides a home for over 90 bird species. Bar tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones fly around 12,000 kilometres every northern hemisphere autumn to spend the summer here in the south. The spit also has a gannet colony.
You'll start at
290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway
290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Puramahoi 7182, New ZealandFind our office at the end of the drive under the "Scenic Flights" sign
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  • Pass by Onekaka
    Pass by Collingwood
    Pass by Aorere
    Pass by Whanganui Inlet
    Pass by Cape Farewell, New Zealand
    Pass by Farewell Spit
    Pass by Wainui
    Pass by Pohara
    Pass by Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
    Pass by Takaka
You'll end at
290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway
290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Puramahoi 7182, New ZealandFind our office at the end of the drive under the "Scenic Flights" sign
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Important Information
Departure Point
290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Puramahoi 7182, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Noise cancelling headset
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peter J wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
We are from the UK, visiting friends who had recently moved up to Golden Bay and we all went together for the Farewell Spit flight. It was a fantastic flight, encompassing all of the Golden Bay area with amazing views of that beautiful area. Mit is a very experienced pilot and
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Date of experience: February 2020
John F wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions20 helpful votes
We booked at the last minute and Mit fitted in a flight for 2 couples over the Takaka region and Farewell Spit. Mit's plane will seat 6 but 5 was better and gave me more room in the "kiddie seats" at the back. The flight was fantastic - beautiful views and a knowledgeable "tour
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Adventure Flights Golden Bay
Great personalised flight by an amicable and professional pilot.
Mit is a great pilot, very professional but at the same time friendly and easy to chat with. He asked what we wante
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Don’t hesitate . Great trip, safe and fun.
After a quick safety briefing we were soon up at 4000 feet in MIT’s comfortable 5 seater Cessna with excellent all
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Heaphy Track tramp with the kids made easier with Mit's help.
Mit was great and very helpful with our plans. My kids loved the flight and will be talking about it for year. The
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Heaphy Transport - so easy (but then you have to walk!)
When you walk the Heaphy, one way or another you need to get yourself to the other end of the track. Our family dec
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Flying High
Was a great flight. Perfect weather & our pilot was awesome. The right amount of local history & fun banter.
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Amazing, fly with Mitt!
We booked the Ultimate flight and it was amazing! Mitt was nice and funny (and a great pilot of course ;) and told
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Definitely fly with Mit
We had a lovely scenic flight over western Golden Bay and the incredibly scenic West Coast coastline. Mit is a grea
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Must Do!!
Such an amazing experience. Highly recommend. Mit was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! Aim for a sunny day as w
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Lindsay C
Wonderful Scienic Experience
We booked the evening before our Awaroa Flight & were warmly greeted by Mit the following morning at Takaka Airport
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Heaphy transport - best trip home
Going with Mit in his Cessna home was such a good way to get back to Nelson after walking the Heaphy. His knowledg
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Great Flight :)
Mit was good fun, and the flight had great views all around the bay. Really interesting seeing my home town from ab
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The perfect start to our Heaphy bike trip
Excellent communication and advice from Mit when we booked our flight. Very professional and friendly service - Mi
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First class experience
First time in a small plane and the experience was exceptional. My husband and I did the Abel Tasman scenic flight
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Best flight in my life, unique experience, must do with Mit!!!
Had an amazing experience walking the Heaphy track and the flight with Mit topped it off. He was extremely flexible
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Heaphy Track with epic flight back
Mit was fantastic from the beginning, helping us with out trip on the Heaphy. Unfortunately for us the weather wasn
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  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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