Exclusive Tara Iti

Exclusive Tara Iti
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Rated in the World's top 30 Golf Courses, this amazing creation by World Class designer Tom Doak is not to be missed. If you are lucky enough to be invited to play...
High expectations can often be dangerous when visiting a new golf course, however you won’t be disappointed at Tara Iti. Set amongst the white sand dunes at Mangawhai this is truly a breathtaking environment to play golf.

After removing acres of trees from the locale on the eastern coast of the country's North Island, Doak and associate Brian Slawnik spent more than two years gently contouring the sandy soil, forming hummocks, punchbowls and sand dunes that look like they were formed by wind and vegetated by nature. There's a lot of sand, but no bunkers.

If you are fortunate enough to get invited to play at this ‘invite only’ course then you will definitely want to arrive by helicopter. 


Tara Iti is a private golf course and is only available by invitation only


Departure location

This Helicopter Me Experience is available from our Auckland Airport, City and North Shore Heliports, pricing may vary.

Passenger weight

Unlike large airliner aircraft individual passenger weight is critical for a helicopter. The average passenger weight for a flight must be 90kg or less. Passengers over 100kg may be required to pay for an additional comfort seat. Please let us know the passenger weights when making a booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about weight restrictions.


In the event that the weather is unsuitable on the day then your Experience will be cancelled and rescheduled at no cost to you. When booking please provide us with suitable contact information so we can get hold of you on the day in the event of a cancellation. We suggest you call on the morning of your experience if you have any doubt about the weather suitability.

Cancellation and refunds

The Passenger acknowledges that Helicopter Me may need to cancel or reschedule flights or services due to landing restrictions, unsuitable weather conditions, technical problems, operational reasons, or any event beyond the Carrier’s reasonable control. Helicopter Me will not be liable for any consequential losses or additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation. Some Supplier’s products and services are non-refundable. Cancellation fee of 50% applies if cancelled prior to 7 days of flight departure. Cancellation fee of 100% applies if cancelled within 7 days of flight departure. Tickets are refundable in the event that Helicopter Me cancels the service.

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Helicopter Me is the leading helicopter tour operator in Auckland with over 35 years experience in New Zealand. We have outstanding relationships with the most exciting tourism venues, the most experienced and personable pilots and an unblemished 35 year safety record.

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