Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight - Paihia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Bay of Islands Airport, 218 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For morning tours, passengers staying in the Paihia area can be picked up from their accommodation t.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga, located on the tip of New Zealand's North Island. Perfect for those short on time who want to make the most of this splendid area, this combination scenic aeroplane flight and driving small-group tour showcases the best of the top end of New Zealand. See the remote and beautiful silica sand beaches of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay; wander the lighthouse at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean; take a dip at Tapotupotu Bay; and sand-surf down the dunes at Te Paki.

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Fly high above the beautiful landscape at the very top of New Zealand’s North Island, from Paihia to Cape Reinga. Get amazing aerial views of scenic harbors and the infamous Ninety Mile Beach before landing.

On the ground, hop aboard a minibus for a 2.5-hour guided driving tour through the top of New Zealand that will showcase the beautiful scenery. Wander around the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, and discover the history and myths of this sacred region.

Enjoy fresh oven-baked treats for morning tea, and then have time for a stroll along the beach at Tapotupotu Bay before heading to the Te Paki quicksand stream to sand-surf down the giant dunes.

The return flight to the Bay of islands takes in more spectacular coastal scenery, including Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay, with pure white silica sand and crystal-clear water that is visible only by air or by sea.


Scenic flights to and from Cape Reinga

2.5-hour guided driving tour around top end of New Zealand

Coffee and/or Tea

Hotel pickup/drop-off at selected hotels in Paihia



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All departures are subject to weather conditions

During the winter months, due to wet weather, the aircraft may not be able to land at Cape Reinga; on these occasions a 2-hour extended scenic flight option over the Cape area will be offered

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Feb-2018

    Brilliant trip, well organised and worth the cost. We were blessed with good weather which meant that the views were magnificent. There was a fun bit at the end which involved us sandboarding down a giant dune before we got back on the plane.

  • 04-Apr-2017

    Highly recommended and good value for money. Fog delayed the morning flight and therefore our departure by over an hour which could have perhaps been handled better by the ground staff. Only suggestion to improve is that the worst part of it was bouncing along in their bus to and from Paihia and the airstrip for approx 40 mins each way. We had a hired car and would have much preferred to have driven ourselves but were not aware that this was an option, or the distance involved, until afterwards. All in all though an experience to be remembered!!

  • 25-Feb-2016

    Beautiful views.

    I and #39;d never flown in such a small aircraft before but it was incredible and I felt safe and secure the entire time.

    I had a brilliant time

  • 18-Jan-2016

    Best way to see this area! Loved this experience! Simply amazing!

  • 10-Jan-2016

    Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip - very well organised and our pilot Dan was extremely good and informative throughout. Would recommend this as a must for anybody wishing to see the wonderful landscape in its entirity of the Bay of Islands. Trip was nicely broken up by some fun features and a welcome cup of coffee!

  • 19-Oct-2015

    A fabulous tour - professional and well organised. It made our trip to NZ complete.