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Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Experience the rugged beauty of the Bay of Islands from above on a sightseeing helicopter flight from Paihia. This scenic aerial tour includes detailed narration from your pilot as you soar over Cape Brett, Waitangi, Russell, and Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to add an exciting landing at Hole in the Rock and an optional nature walk led by a Maori guide.
Highlights
  • Experience the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands from a helicopter
  • Have options to land at Hole in the Rock and explore with a Maori guide
  • Get great photos of places that are accessible only by helicopter or boat
  • See lush forests, remote coves, and sparking ocean from the air
What to Expect
Make your own way to the helicopter base at Paihia to board your helicopter and meet your pilot, who provides commentary during your flight. When booking, choose from one of the following options: Scenic Helicopter Flight (20 minutes) Get a bird’s-eye view of the Bay of Islands and historical townships including Russell, Paihia, and Waitangi. Glide over Cape Brett and hover above Hole in the Rock, a landmark that is accessible only by water or air. Hole in the Rock Landing (35 minutes) Combine the scenic flight with an exciting landing on top of Hole in Rock. There, have 15 minutes to take a look around before returning by helicopter to Paihia. Hole in the Rock Landing and Guided Walk (60 minutes) Combine the scenic flight and Hole in the Rock landing with a short walk with a Maori guide who talks about the region’s wildlife, history, and culture.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paihia helipad
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock
  • Commentary by pilot
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All flights require a MINIMUM of 2 PASSENGERS to confirm, single passengers may need to be waitlisted pending further bookings
  • Please also request what departure time you prefer - we will endeavour to confirm a time close this as possible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were hoping for good weather & with nothing but sun that morning we just walked straight in & were up in the air within minutes. The pilot told us so much about the different islands & some history. Seeing it from the air is just spectacular & well worth it.
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Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Awesome, glad it worked out perfectly for you - thanks for the great review :-)
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I did this flight to the Hole in the Rock island, on a fanatstic morning. The views of the Bay are fantastic, with experience of landing on the rock awesome. The guide was quite knowledgable, of the local points of interest, but had a focus on the enviroment of the rock, and the
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Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 23 Sep 2019
We certainly appreciate your excellent review of our helicopter flight and glad you found it so worthwhile. Thanks for flying with us :-)
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45 minute tour includes landing on Hole in the rock island. Excellent pilot lacked a bit of tourist guide enthusiasm but very competent . Landing on the rock and seeing TheBay of islands from above just a great experience.
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Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 7 May 2019
Thanks for flying with us and glad you enjoying the flight to land on the Hole in the Rock. Our pilots are certainly well trained and experienced, thanks for the feedback for us to look in to further.
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What a beautiful location and town Piahia, the scenery was breathtaking & the pilot was friendly & informative
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Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 23 Mar 2019
We appreciate your great comments about our heli flight, thanks!
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A first-time helicopter ride for both my wife and myself. The pilot was knowledgeable about the islands and had a few stories to add colour. All in all a great way to see the islands that we could never do from the land. Definitely recommended.
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Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 23 Mar 2019
Great you did your first heli ride with us and we are so pleased it enjoyed it! We appreciate your recommendation.
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