Stewart Island / Rakiura Private Charter
Recognised as Rakiura National Park in 2002, Stewart Island is a destination that is offering everything that is excellent about natural New Zealand.
Stewart Island features virgin forest, deserted beaches, rugged coastline, and is rich in bird and marine life.
Fly by helicopter from Queenstown to Stewart Island where our professional guides will be more than happy to share their local knowledge of the history, flora and fauna and what Island life is like. You are welcome to explore and enjoy the Island at your own pace with activities such as guided walks, kayaking, fishing, and diving available.
However a private tour to the magical Ulva Island in Paterson Inlet is a must-do experience and shows a glimpse into New Zealand’s ancient past. One of only a few open island sanctuaries in New Zealand, Ulva island offers a predator-free environment for rare and endangered birds including South Island Saddleback, Yellowhead, Rifleman, Stewart Island Robin and Stewart Island Brown Kiwi.
Visit Stewart Island by helicopter on a day trip including private guided tour of Ulva Island or stay overnight with boutique luxury lodge accommodation included.
Dates: March 1 2022 – September 30 2022
*Our helicopters can accommodate up to 6 passengers depending on weights
- Squirrel Helicopter - for up to six passengers
We strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather, we can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, we will refund you in full.
To make a booking please use our secure booking form by clicking the book now button placed throughout the site. Please note that your credit card details are required to make a booking however no charges will be processed until the day your flight departs. Please note that this is not a live inventory booking system. Upon submitting your booking enquiry you will receive an email from us, confirming availability and departure time.
Please call us at least 24 hours prior to departure for a weather check, to reconfirm booking details and to receive confirmation of departure time. This will allow alternative flight arrangements to be made if weather conditions are unfavourable.
Our toll-free contact number is 0800 801 616.
If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Safety is our priority. In the instance of New Zealand Government mandated changes to Alert levels or border restrictions, and we cannot operate, we will refund your booking, even if it is within the 24 hours from departure period.
All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and include 15% Goods and Service Tax. Rates are valid from March 2022 until 30 September 2022 unless otherwise stated.
All prices are subject to change without notice. Some public holidays are subject to a surcharge.
We welcome New Zealand currency, agent vouchers, Visa & Mastercard. Please note credit cards will incur a surcharge. Fuel surcharges may also apply.
For scenic flights, children aged 0 – 11 years are eligible for child rates. Child rates are calculated at 70% of the adult fare unless otherwise stated. 12 years and over are considered adults.
For Queenstown Snowmobiles children are considered to be ages 6 - 14 years and they must travel with a responsible adult and ride as a pillion on the snowmobiles.
The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. We will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information.
On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply unless otherwise stated. Individual bookings may be combined if necessary to achieve minimum numbers. We carry a maximum of 6 passengers per aircraft within Civil Aviation Authority restrictions. For aircraft weight and balance purposes, please advise at the time of booking if any passenger exceeds 83kg (CAA standard weight).
A courtesy coach is available to pick up and drop off passengers from their accommodation in the Queenstown area.
Because you’ll be outdoors in an alpine environment you will need:
- comfortable walking shoes/boots
- windproof jacket
- warm clothing
- camera, sunglasses, hat, sunblock and any personal items