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Information and Bookings


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9am-5pm daily
0800 588 885 (NZ)
+64 3 525 8725


Golden Bay Air Scheduled Flights

Golden Bay Air operates year-round scheduled flights between Wellington, Karamea, Nelson and Takaka in Golden Bay-a hidden corner of New Zealand, rich in history, the arts and extraordinary natural beauty.

Wellington<>Takaka Flights

Our comfortable 50 minute flight between Wellington and Takaka affords stunning views of Wellington city and coastline, the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and the inviting golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park.

We have daily flights in winter and up to 4 flights daily during peak summer holiday period. Flights connect with our daily shuttle services to the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park.

In Wellington, our flights depart from Wellington Airport Domestic Terminal Gate 20. See Passenger Information for directions.

Karamea Flights

Whether you are walking or riding the Heaphy Track, or just wanting to spend time in remote and beautiful Karamea—book a scheduled or on-demand flight with Golden Bay Air between Karamea, Nelson, Takaka and Wellington.

Enjoy fantastic views of Kahurangi National Park with commentary from a knowledgeable pilot en-route. A one of a kind flight in New Zealand.

Nelson<>Takaka Flights

Fly direct between Nelson and Takaka on our new scheduled service. The 20 minute flight connects with our Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman shuttles. You'll even get to sample our Abel Tasman scenic route on the way...


Schedule and Fares

Route Standard Backfill/
Last Minute
Daily in Winter and up to 4 times a day in Summer
Fares may vary during public holiday periods


Scheduled and on-demand



Scheduled and on-demand



Scheduled and on-demand



*Note: Single travellers may join flights already booked by others or pay a 2 fare minimum if first to book

Freight and Pet Transport

Freight and accompanied/unaccompanied small pet transport can be arranged at reasonable rates. We have airline approved carriers for cats and small dogs available for hire.

Golden Flyer Loyalty Programme

Golden Bay Air offers customers who have booked 10 one-way flights a discount of 6% on all subsequent bookings for themselves, friends and family. Contact us to join.

Golden Bay Information

Golden Bay is a magical area with plenty to see and do. Check out the Visitors Guide which lists—by area—the Bay's attractions, walks, art, eats, drinks and accommodation.

Why not hire a rental car and explore things at your own pace?

Golden Bay Links

  • Golden Bay Promotion Association Visitors Guide
  • Golden Bay Visitor Center Tel: 03 525 9136
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