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Auckland Seaplane Tour

  • Scenic flight by seaplane over Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf
  • Fly low over Rangitoto Island for an excellent view of its volcanic crater
  • Take in the scenery of Motutapu, Motuihe and Brown’s islands
Auckland Seaplane Tour
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Afternoon FlightMost Popular
Flight departs at 3:30pm. You are required to check-in 20 minutes prior
Morning Flight
Flight departs at 10am. You are required to check-in 20 minutes prior
Explore the aerial terrain around the Auckland region and its volcanic Island’s during a 40-minute seaplane tour. Fly over Auckland landmarks such as the Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge, and take in the bird's-eye views of Lake Pupuke, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, and Brown’s islands from above before a landing next to the Harbour Bridge. Hear live commentary from the pilot on natural features such as white-sand beaches and volcanic craters dotting the Hauraki Gulf. Select a morning or afternoon flight.
What to Expect
Meet your pilot at Wynyard Quarter in central Auckland and board one of our 2 De Havilland Beaver 8 seater seaplanes for a memorable 20-minute flight over the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf.

Expect the entire experience to last about 40 minutes in the aircraft including an exciting water take-off. Slip on the provided radio headset to hear your pilot’s narration, and peer down at the yachts dotting Auckland Harbour. Soar over the freshwater crater of Lake Pupuke en-route to the Hauraki Gulf. Gaze down at Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s youngest volcano, as your seaplane flies just 500 feet (150 meters) above the crater before continuing over Motutapu Island. Loop back towards the Auckland region by way of forested Motuihe Island, a recreational reserve that contains Maori archaeological artifacts, a historic cemetery and military installations from both world wars. Your pilot then passes close by Brown’s Island, one of the best-preserved volcanic craters in the Auckland Volcanic Field.

Your pilot points out city landmarks such as the Auckland Museum and the orbits the 1,076-foot (328-meter) Sky Tower before splashing down on the water next to the Harbour Bridge and taxiing back to shore, where your aerial tour ends.
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing experience

Wow, this seaplane flight was an absolute delight. To see Auckland from the air like that was a true revelation. The views were breathtaking and I am still thinking about this great little journey. The plane itself is terrific and the pilot was so knowledgeable...More

Thank jesssicaleongnz
Reviewed 2 days ago
Super fun

My friend and colleague Jessica and I had the best afternoon taking in our beloved Auckland from the air with Auckland Seaplanes. What a great way to see the city I've lived in for the past 18 years!! The pilot was super friendly, and funny,...More

Thank Anja G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Fantastic experience

Really knowledgeable and personable pilot. Our flight was delayed as there were strong winds but they more than made up for it by flying us all the way out to the airport! Even gave us a small bottle of champagne for the flight as it...More

Thank Aruna N
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bird's Eye view

Great view . Commentary superb. Very enjoyable. Totally recommend this venture for visitors as well as locals.

Thank Stay95283
Reviewed 1 week ago
Friendly and Professional Pilot

We loved this tour! AT first we thought we might go for a 50 minute tour, but decided on the shorter flight, which ended up perfect. We saw beaches, volcanoes and city sites including Sky Tower. The pilot made the flight fun and comfortable. He...More

Thank shorty9394
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