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Golden Bay, Tasman Region

Golden Bay, Tasman Region: Our most recommended tours and activities

Takaka: Farewell Spit and Northern Abel Tasman Scenic Flight

1. Takaka: Farewell Spit and Northern Abel Tasman Scenic Flight

Start your experience at Takaka Airport where you will check in for your flight. Be welcomed and briefed by an experienced and knowledgable pilot before boarding a light aircraft - either an 8-seat GA8 Airvan or a 4-seat Piper Archer. Experience the thrill of the take-off and you are in the air! Fly alongside the magnificent Kahurangi National Park to the dramatic stacked cliffs and islands of the West Coast. Circle over the famous Wharariki Sea Arches and Pillar Point then fly up Farewell Spit, New Zealand's longest Sandspit. Cross over to Separation Point, and view the stunning golden beaches of the northern Abel Tasman National park and the Awaroa estuary before returning back to Takaka. During your tour, you will be wearing a headset so you can talk to others and the pilot, and listen to the pilot's commentary about the places you fly over. This is one of the most diverse scenic flights in New Zealand.

From Wellington: Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Fly-Cruise Trip

2. From Wellington: Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Fly-Cruise Trip

Departing Wellington’s main airport terminal, start the day with a spectacular scenic flight to Takaka over the Wellington Coast, Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park. During your flight, you will be wearing a headset so you can talk to others and the pilot, and listen to the pilot's commentary about the places you fly over. Upon arriving into Golden Bay you’ll be taken to Te Waikoropupu Springs, discharging 14,000 litres of water per second, the springs are New Zealand's largest freshwater springs and the largest coldwater springs in the southern hemisphere. Stretch your legs with a short 30-minute walk taking you through the forest to a platform that sits partly over the water of Te Waikoropupū Springs. Leaving the Springs relax and take in the scenery as you travel the limestone coastline to Totaranui Beach aboard a 50-minute scenic shuttle tour – learning about the history and environment of Golden Bay along the way. You’ve got time for a quick bite of lunch (provided) before boarding your boat for a 90-minute scenic cruise along the Abel Tasman coastline to Kaiteriteri, keep a look out for seals and dolphins along the way! Leaving Kaiteriteri you’ll travel the 60 minutes by shuttle over ‘Marble Mountain’ back to Takaka for your return scenic flight to Wellington.

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What people are saying about Golden Bay, Tasman Region

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Arrived at the airport and was greeted by friendly staff, they had a problem with their fuelling so asked if we would mind stopping to refuel before completing our flight.(we were more than happy to do so). Our pilot was friendly and informative though out the flight.

You have a good view from all places, the pilot was very friendly. Since only Germans were on board and the pilot spoke perfect German, communication was very easy. We had a lot of fun. Highly Recommended.