Golden Bay Air
Golden Bay Air
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Let us introduce you to the magic of Golden Bay! Take a stunning scenic flight over the great sand-dunes of Farewell Spit, the golden beaches of Abel Tasman, the ancient mountains of Kahurangi National Park or the wild West Coast from Takaka, Nelson or Motueka. Book our 11.00 am daily Golden Bay Highlights scenic tour from Takaka online year round. Golden Bay Air's Fly Golden Bay and Cruise Abel Tasman day tours from either Wellington or Nelson will get you off the beaten track to experience the beauty of Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park without retracing your steps. Or simply enjoy a direct scheduled flight between Wellington, Takaka, Nelson or Karamea and wrap your transport and scenic flight all in one! Golden Bay Air offers daily flights to all these destinations. Golden Bay Air has flight and shuttle packages to the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman for both walkers and bikers. Explore at your own pace with Golden Bay Air rental cars and shuttles.
Takaka, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2024

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Paul M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Great flight great service..only thing is gas bottles offcourse can't take but when tramping ...but could do a swap when get of plane either end ..as there was a pile ....I forgot to ask so my fault .
Written 14 June 2024
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Thanks for the good review! Yes we are unable to carry camping gas on our flights. We sell them at Takaka Airfield at cost price (currently $8) or there are often leftover free gas bottles at Karamea airfield. Hope you had an awesome time on the Heaphy!
Written 17 June 2024
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Quest14916004805
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Great company
Kept us informed of changes to Abel Tasman track
Faultless service getting us to Wainui so we could walk back
Written 2 June 2024
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Thanks for the awesome review! Hope you had a great time in the stunning Abel Tasman!
Written 3 June 2024
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Antony H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
GB Air is a great little airline in our very small community. With the next closest airport being 2 hours drive away they really fill a need. Along with that is the simple friendly interactions and as they usually fly lower than the bigger planes it is a chance to experience incredible views of the beautiful Te Tau Ihu o Waka a Maui. Book. Enjoy.
Written 2 June 2024
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Thanks for such a great review! We're happy to be able to provide an important transport link for our community in Mohua Golden Bay. We look forward to seeing you another time :-)
Written 2 June 2024
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Navigator30769700004
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience on this scenic flight from Wellington to takaka. Very intimate and enjoyable! Pilot on both flights were wonderful;)
Written 1 June 2024
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Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate it :-)
Written 2 June 2024
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Pioneer06224842212
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The team at Golden Bay Air were absolutely First Class in their service, efficiency, and friendliness!
Many thanks for 2 fantastic shuttles to the Heaphy Track and back to Karamea, and a flight back to Takaka. From my first phone call to enquire about making a booking, to the final landing at Takaka, Golden Bay Air has made our trip easy and enjoyable.
Big, big thanks to Jack (shuttle driver/pilot), Tyler (pilot), Anne (administrator), lady who drove shuttle from Kohaihai track end, and Mr Gallagher (?).
Will be recommending you all to everyone I tell about my holiday!!
Yvonne Gysberts
Written 8 May 2024
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Hi Yvonne. Thank you so much for the kind review! We are very lucky to have such a great team. Sounds like your trip was one to remember! :-)
Written 10 May 2024
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Chibby
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Golden bay Air team made our Heaphy Track transport, simple to organise, fun, and with fantastic views on the flight back to Nelson. We were shuttled from Nelson to the start of the track with excellent commentary from Anne on the way. A short stop at an excellent cafe in Riwaka broke the journey. At the completion of the walk we were collected from the end of the track and shuttled to Karamea airport. The flight back to Nelson was spectacular and traversed the Kahurangi National Park and then across the Tasman region. The flight was smooth, and our pilot Tyler gave us an excellent description of where we were and what was below us. Every step of the trip was on time with the friendly Golden Bay Air team. The early afternoon return to Nelson was so much better than other transport options arriving much later in the day/evening. I highly recommend this service.
Written 6 May 2024
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Hi Stephen! Thanks for such a thoughtful and positive review! That's awesome you had such a great experience - the flight over the ranges is pretty special!
Written 7 May 2024
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Matakatia
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The communication was very efficient, emails and questions were answered. The organisation was great. The people were friendly and helpful.
Written 30 April 2024
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Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate your feedback :-). Happy onward travels!
Written 5 May 2024
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Jo L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We took the Golden Bay Air shuttle from Nelson to the start of the Heaphy Track (Browns Hut), then a flight from Karamea back to Nelson. On the shuttle the driver (forgotten her name unfortunately) gave us an excellent commentary on the history and general information of the area. Her knowledge of the area was very impressive and informative. The flight back to Nelson was absolutely stunning, a real highlight of the trip. Bookings were simple, communication was excellent, safety a priority and lovely people to boot. Highly recommend Golden Bag Air.
Written 20 April 2024
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Thanks for the awesome review! We're so happy you enjoyed your travel with us. Our driver Anne is a real gem and glad you enjoyed her commentary :-).
Written 21 April 2024
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Excursion22734914102
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
That flight is worth taking! Amazing scenic view and just overall a highlight of our trip.
Super professional and safe.
Written 8 April 2024
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That's fantastic to hear the scenic flight was such a highlight for you :-D. It is a special place and spectacular to be seen from the air. Thanks for the awesome review!
Written 14 April 2024
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Navigator27662158454
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
. Beautiful scenic views, captain explains what you are looking at and encourages questions from passengers.
Safety is priority, plus easy check in and communication
Written 4 March 2024
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Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate it :-)! and good to hear you enjoyed the commentary during your scenic flight over this slice of paradise.
Written 5 March 2024
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