Bay Of Islands And Hole In The Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour - Paihia

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: Flexible
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  • Departure Details :
    Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get birds-eye views of Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock on a Bay of islands scenic helicopter tour from Paihia. Take in the stunning scenery of the main group of islands; view the iconic natural landmark, Hole in the Rock; and pass over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi. You also have the opportunity to experience the island in a way that very few have before by choosing to land on top of the Hole in the Rock!

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Discover the natural beauty of the Bay of islands by helicopter as you fly over crystal blue waters, beautiful island beaches and stunning scenery. Youll also enjoy a fabulous perspective of the regions most famous natural formation, the Hole in the Rock, only possible to see by air or water.

With different options available, you can now choose to try the unique experience of landing on top of the Hole in the Rock.

Select the 20-minute option for a scenic helicopter flight that will take you over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi, where the treaty between the British colonialists and local Maori people was signed.
For a unique experience, select the scenic helicopter flight and Hole in Rock landing option. Fly over the Bay of islands, before landing for 15 minutes on the newly built helipad on top of the Hole in Rock. Exit the helicopter and be surrounded by steep cliffs and stunning scenery. Take in the views towards Cape Brett. There are also plenty of photo opportunities.

For the ultimate experience, select the Hole in Rock landing and walk option. You'll enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands before landing on top of the Hole in the Rock. Take a short walk with your Maori guide who will share the island's unique history. as well as its cultural and ecological significance. Very few people in history, including Maori, have ever ventured on the island in this way before!

All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.


Scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock

Commentary by pilot


Hotel pickup and drop off

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Dec-2018

    Marvellous helicopter ride. Courteous and welcoming staff. Michelle is sweet. Pilot informative and great. Thank you

  • 21-May-2017

    When I got there, there was no-one else booked for the same flight, so I got an alternative flight, but they compensated me for the difference by giving me a DVD of photos of the area for nothing. Normal charge 45

  • 14-Jan-2017

    An amazing experience. It's costly, sure, but well worth it. The area is beautiful and to get a chance to see it from above is too good to miss. The pilot provided an interesting commentary on the history and landmarks there and back to the hole in the rock, and even pointed out a huge shoal of fish for us. There are plenty of photo opportunities so make sure your batteries are charged up- you won't want to miss a moment of this magical trip.

  • 30-Sep-2016

    Excellent way to view the bay of islands. Staff were very friendly and professional, went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience.

  • 11-Apr-2016

    In a word 'fantastic'.

    Will worth the trip.

    The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. A great experience.

  • 16-Mar-2016

    There's no better way to see Bay of Islands than by helicopter and landing on the Hole in the Rock was a great thrill. Our pilot/guide was terrific. We highly recommend this adventure.

  • 15-Mar-2016

    The tour was fantastic! An absolute must do, even for those of us who are a little bit afraid of flying in a helicopter. The pilot was exceptionally professional and informative. Be sure to include the landing on top of the rock portion of the tour --- it is well worth it.

  • 06-Dec-2015

    This is definitely the way to see the Bay of Islands! This was one of the highlights of our trip. The helicopter company was on time and the pilot was very informative. Would highly recommend.

  • 14-Jan-2015

    This tour was brilliant. It exceeded our expectations. The scenery was breathtaking!

  • 05-Jan-2015

    Landing on the Hole in the Rock was a very special experience highly recommended

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