Every photo will be a postcard on this spectacular helicopter flight. Depart North Shore Auckland over the growing Orewa beach area as you head north up the coast passed Omaha and the popular marine reserve at Goat Island. Then race along the never ending white sands of Parkiri Beach before reaching the Whangarei Heads, Marsden Point refinery and the Whangarai Harbour. Swing back out to the coast and view New Zealand’s biggest mansion at Helena Bay and wave out to the rich and famous guests.
The sparkling clear waters of the Bay of Islands awaits to awe you with many spectacular surprises. Starting with the famous Hole in the Rock carved out by nature before heading west towards the townships of Russell and Paihia has you pass by some of the 144 majestic islands in the area.
Before heading north again we will stop off at Copthorne in Paihia where you can enjoy a lovely lunch (additional cost) by the sea before departing up the coast to the world famous Kauri Cliffs Golf course and lodge for a fly over. South of Kauri Cliffs Lodge lays the town of Kerikeri and the magnificent Giant Kauri trees of Mataraua Kauri forests, you will be amazed at the huge size of these massive trees in this ancient forest. Popping out on the west coast, follow the coast south and witness the rugged untouched beauty of this area.
Now zoom over the massive sand dunes at Kaipara Heads on the entrance to Kaipara Harbour which is one of the largest harbours in the world, it covers 947 square kilometres, look out at the vast mudflats filled with all sorts of wildlife. Then take in the amazing sites of Gibbs Farm with world renowned giant sculptures that will leave you thinking ‘how did they do that?’. Returning from this helicopter trip you will be absolutely buzzing!
(Flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.)
about Cape Reinga tour options
Allow 4-5 hours (approx.)
$1389 per person. Based on a minimum of three people.
Or $3770 for a private two person flight.