Exclusive access tour with Hopara

Exclusive access tour with Hopara
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Explore the very best of Waiheke Island that people rarely get to see, with a private guided day tour including exclusive access within the coastal Man O’War Farm, a 4500 acre working farm at the far east end of the island – one of New Zealand’s finest private coastal properties.
NZ $5,900.00
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After departing from the Helicopter Me City Heliport in downtown Auckland City you will soar over the Hauraki Gulf with a scenic tour of the best bits of the Gulf.

Coming across and landing in the private Man O’War Farm you will be awed by the scale and beauty of this rural end of Waiheke Island, the side of the island that only the very few ever get to see.

Man O’ War Farm is a working 4500 farm that produces some of the best award winning wine and olive oil in New Zealand for its Man O’ War Vineyard.
With exclusive access to Man O' War Farm, a private guide and an exclusive use Mercedes Benz GLS, explore the farm which has the very best views of anywhere on Waiheke Island, and if you’re lucky a curious cow or sheep might come up to check you out.

Enjoy a picnic brunch, taste Man O' War's exceptional wines within their private vineyard blocks and taste their award-winning olive oil within their grove.

After a scenic tour along the length of Waiheke Island, you’ll arrive at Tantalus Estate, acclaimed for their grounds, architecture, food and of course wine. Enjoy an afternoon 4 course lunch with per course wine pairing.

Depart Waiheke late afternoon direct from Tantalus Estate for a scenic flight back to Mechanics Bay on the waterfront of Auckland
Prices inclusive of GST : $5900 for 2 guests, $6900 for 3 guests & $7900 for 4 guests
  • Depart from Mechanics Bay with Helicopter Me
  • Land within the private 4500 acre Man O' War Farm at the secluded and exclusive eastern end of Waiheke Island
  • Enjoy bubbles on arrival and be greeted by your private Hōpara guide, with your exclusive-use Mercedes Benz GLS
  • Explore rural Waiheke Island, with exclusive Hōpara access to Man O' War Farm which has the very best views of anywhere on Waiheke Island
  • Take in views and perahps a swim at the most remote and private access beach (Hooks Bay) on Waiheke Island looking directly across to the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Enjoy a picnic brunch, taste Man O' War's exceptional wines within their private vineyard blocks and taste their award-winning olive oil within their grove
  • Walk around the historic WWII gun emplacements within Man O’War Farm
  • A scenic drive along the length of Waiheke Island to the exceptional Tantalus Estate
  • Enjoy a 4 course lunch with per course wine pairing at Tantalus Estate
  • Depart Waiheke late afternoon with Helicopter Me direct from Tantalus Estate for a scenic flight back to Mechanics Bay on the waterfront

    Talk to us about the option to return via the passenger ferry. If departing via ferry, enjoy a walk on the lovely Oneroa Beach accompanied by an artisan made Island Gelato ice cream.

Departure location

This Helicopter Me experience departs from Mechanics Bay in Auckland City. Other departure locations such as Auckland Airport and North Shore are available but may incur an additional charge. Please contact us for pricing.

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.

Gift Vouchers

All gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. They are non refundable but are transferable so they can be used by any other person.

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.


Fares are in NZ$ and include 15% GST. Rates are subject to change including, but not limited to, increases in or establishment of surcharges (such as fuel surcharges), taxes, government imposed fees. A fuel surcharge may apply at time of flight. Any request to increase flight time will incur additional charges. Fares are valid only for the date/s specified.

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Helicopter Me is a leading travel company in Auckland, New Zealand. We have outstanding relationships with the most exciting tourism venues. Helicopter Me is the fully owned and operated tourism brand of Eagleflight Technics Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected helicopter companies, established in 1983, with bases at Mechanics Bay Heliport in Auckland City and North Shore Airfield. 

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