This tour offers you a unique experience of the Bay of Islands with spectacular coastline views and island scenery including the famous hole in the rock. Discover the Bay of Islands by helicopter, with an optional landing at the Hole in the Rock.
See Cape Brett from above during an aerial tour from Paihia, narrated by a professional pilot. Fly over Russell and Waitangi en route to the Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to land atop the iconic natural landmark, with an optional walk led by a Maori guide.
- Aerial views of the Russell Township
- Wantangi Treaty Grounds from the air
- Hole in the rock
- Opportunity to photograph your cruise ship from the air
- Magnificent coastal scenery
- Modern comfortable helicopters
Find out about the Bay of Islands by helicopter. This scenic 20-minute flight provides spectacular views of the coastline and the island scenery including the famous rock hole. The helipad is situated next to Paihi’s main wharf so as soon as you lift off, you’ll have beautiful aerial views of Paihia Township, Russell Township across the bay, and stunning coastline all the way up to the famous Hole in the Rock of New Zealand.
A Bay of Islands helicopter tour departing from Paihia will allow you to see the Cape Brett Hole in the Rock from the air. The helicopter’s seats offer superb bird’s-eye views, and your pilot delivers commentary on each breathtaking natural site.
At the time of booking, choose from a 20-minute scenic flight, a 35-minute tour with a Hole in the Rock landing, or a 1-hour trip with a short nature walk after landing. Flight in a Scenic Helicopter: (20 minutes) The historic settlements of Russell, Paihia, and Waitangi, as well as crystal-clear oceans and island beaches, are all visible from this Bay of Islands helicopter trip.
Fly over Cape Brett’s Hole in the Rock, a natural landmark that can only be reached by air or sea. Landing in a Hole in the Rock: (35 minutes) Fly over the Bay of Islands before landing on the helipad atop the Hole in Rock, where you can stay for 15 minutes after exiting the helicopter. Before returning to Pahia by helicopter, take shots of the surrounding cliffs and natural features.
Landing and Walk in a Hole in the Rock: (60 minutes) Your helicopter trip over the Bay of Islands lands atop the Hole in the Rock, where you’ll go for a brief stroll with a Maori guide. Learn about the region’s historical, cultural, and ecological significance, and marvel at how few people have ever visited the rock island in this way.
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