|Remote Adventures' first country - the Waitotara Valley. c|
|Source : Remote Adventures' Website|
In mid-2004 the operation moved to Takaka and, again, a variety of scenic flights were offered including over Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Golden Bay and Farewell Spit as well as providing an air taxi service to and from Karamea for trampers on the Heaphy Track. While the business is run throughout the year, the busy season runs from October until the end of May with lighter bookings through the winter months.
|Remote Adventure's Cessna 185 ZK-CKO at Takaka on 12 October 2009|
In January 2005 Remote Adventures inaugurated its first regular service with a timetabled service operating between Takaka and Nelson with two flights each day being offered subject to available traffic. The flights were offered during the summer season. After this the Remote Adventures website continued to advertise that the Nelson flights were available for confirmed bookings with price on application and times by arrangement. A regular service, as first inaugurated, did not operate on the route the following summer.
|The Nelson timetable, January 2005|
In September 2009 Remote Adventures inaugurated a new service between Takaka and Paraparaumu, the company hoping to capitalise on people from the Kapiti Coast and points further north who wanted to visit Golden Bay. Initially two flights a week were offered. On Saturdays the Cessna flew across to Paraparaumu from Takaka departing at 7.00 a.m. The return flight left Paraparaumu at 9.00 a.m. On Sundays the flight to Paraparaumu departed at 3.30pm with the return flight to Takaka departing Paraparaumu at 5 p.m.
The Paraparaumu timetable, September 2009
|The leased Cessna 172, ZK-WFS, taken at Takaka in January 2010.|
Once again the scheduled service was operated on demand over the winter but regular flights resumed for the 2010/2011 summer with Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon flights being offered.
The early 2010s say Remote Adventures continuing to offer scenic flights and flights for trampers from Takaka and Karamea and, after the opening of the Heaphy Track to mountain bikes in May 2011, it also offered flights for mountain bikers and their bikes!
|Out with the old...|
|...and in with the new|
|Remote Adventures Cessna 185 at Masterton on 19 January 2013|
|Cessna 185 ZK-CGH at Takaka on 22 January 2014|