We provide you the choice of aeroplane or helicopter scenic flights around the maritime playground that is the Bay of Islands, the renowned Cape Reinga area at the top of New Zealand and throughout the Far North.
Cape Reinga Fly/Drive Tour
Salt Air’s “Cape Reinga Fly/Drive” ½ day tour is the alternative way to travel to the top of New Zealand to experience it’s beauty, history and scenery from both the air and on land, with the added bonus of avoiding a long road trip if you are short on time
Once on the ground a comfortable air-conditioned mini-bus will meet the aircraft. It will take you on a 2½ hour tour around the top of New Zealand. Including:
Summer Morning Tour: Pick up in Paihia from about 7.45am, returning by 1.20pm or meet us at Kerikeri Airport at 8.15am, with the return flight landing at approximately 12.50pm. We offer complimentary transfers from Paihia accommodation and Paihia Wharf for Russell Accommodation.
Summer Afternoon Tour: Pick up in Paihia from about 12.30pm, returning by 6.15pm or meet us at Kerikeri Airport at 1.00pm, with the return flight landing at approximately 5.45pm. Afternoon tours are made available once morning tours are sold out.
Winter Morning Tour: Pick up in Paihia from about 8.15am, returning by 1.50pm or meet us at Kerikeri Airport at 8.45am, with the return flight landing at approximately 1.20pm
Hole in the Rock Scenic Flight - 20 mins
Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia the flight heads across Russell with views over to Opua and surrounds before tracking along the stunning peninsula coastline to Cape Brett and it’s lighthouse where you will experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole in the Rock.
The return portion of the flight flys directly over the main islands of the area with birds eye views of their white sandy beaches, inviting turquoise waters and some of the luxurious private residences.
Coming into land you will fly past the Waitangi Treaty grounds and Paihia township. An exciting must do while in the Bay of Islands.
Coastal Discovery - 30 mins
An opportunity to explore a little more of the unique and stunning coastline surrounding the Bay of Islands region with an extended version of the Hole in the Rock flight adding in more of the remote coast line on the eastern side on the Cape Brett peninsula and on the return extra views towards the Kerikeri inlet.