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Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Auckland and Waiheke

Highlights
  • All tours take under an hour, so this activity can fit snugly in your schedule
  • All safety gear, including noise-cancelling headphones, is provided
  • Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are available if you’re staying in the city
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Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Auckland and Waiheke
From US$258.75
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Auckland Grand Scenic TourMost Popular
The best scenic flight of all including the Auckland City Spectacular, the Coast to Coast and wonderful Waiheke Island. You will see why people travel the world to see this slice of paradise.
From US$586.49
Auckland City Spectacular
Your own exclusive 20-minute scenic helicopter flight with a stunning birds eye view of the Harbour Bridge, Eden Park, Sky Tower, Auckland Viaduct and Rangitoto Island, an unbeatable experience.
From US$258.75
Twin Coast and City
Experience a fabulous overview of the heart of New Zealand with this stunning 36-minute scenic helicopter flight which depicts the contrasting beauty of the coast, country, city and sea.
From US$448.49
Overview
See Auckland from the sky on this helicopter sightseeing tour. Choose the tour that fits your schedule and your interests – grab stunning aerial photographs of the city to show your friends back home, or take the longer tour and get unique views of hard-to-access islands in the Hauraki Gulf. This tour is a great way to get acquainted with Auckland: your pilot doubles as your guide, pointing out highlights that you can visit once you’re back on the ground.
What to Expect

All tours include complimentary transfers from your Auckland City hotel to the heliport and back (approx 20 minutes each way). Before flying you will receive a safety briefing and have a chance for some photos. Bose noise-cancelling headsets allow your pilot to be your expert guide throughout the flight.
These stunning scenic helicopter flights create memories that last a lifetime.

Auckland City Spectacular 20 mins
Your pilot will fly from the heliport to the Harbour Bridge, past the historic Chelsea Sugar Works and over the Waitemata Harbour towards Auckland Zoo, Eden Park Stadium and the now extinct cones of Mount Eden and Mount Albert. See spectacular views of Cornwall Park and Auckland Museum as you head towards New Zealands tallest building, the stunning Sky Tower.
Leave the heart of the city and Auckland's Viaduct Harbour behind, soak up the amazing panoramic view that stretches out across the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf dotted with boats and idyllic islands.
Next an aerial view of Devonport Naval Base, Mt Victoria, North Head and Takapuna beach before choppering towards the crater of Rangitoto Island, Auckland's largest volcano which last erupted 550 years ago.
Your helicopter will then turn inland towards Lake Pupuke and up the east coast beaches, offering a private peek at their multi-million dollar houses and pools, before heading back to the heliport.
Flight time 20 mins. Allow approx 75 mins for the entire trip.

Twin Coast and City 35 mins
Experience a fabulous overview of the heart of New Zealand with this stunning 35-minute scenic helicopter flight which depicts the contrasting beauty of East and West coasts, white and black sand beaches, farmland, vineyards, rivers, lakes and the sea plus all the highlights of the Auckland City Spectacular tour including the Sky Tower.
See the Islands and glistening waters of the Hauraki Gulf from above and realise why Auckland is called the City of Sails. Capture some incredible photos and create lasting memories with this exceptional experience.
Flight time 35 mins. Allow approx 90 minutes for the entire trip.

Auckland Grand Scenic Tour 45 mins
This is the best of the best; a scenic flight that includes the Auckland City Spectacular, the Coast to Coast and wonderful Waiheke Island. After experiencing the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coast beaches and the famous city highlights, your helicopter will track out across the Hauraki Gulf. You will see blue waters dotted with sails, fly over the islands of Motutapu and Motuihe before reaching the jewel in the crown, Waiheke with its rolling Vineyards, stunning mansions and secluded bays. It is obvious from the sky why people come from all over the world to visit this idyllic slice of paradise.

Flight time 45 mins. Allow approx. 1 hour 40 minutes for the entire trip.

Reviews (56)
1 - 5 of 56 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must do !!!!!

The best way to see Auckland city, Every staff member was friendly and the service was second to none. Fully wheelchair acesable. Thank you to everyone there it was truely amazing.

Thank JwcpNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The best experience we've ever had!

What an incredible experience! I booked the Mudbrick overnight package for my partners 30th, from start to finish the process was seamless. Gemma was so easy to deal with and our Pilot (Sorry forgot his name) was lovely, knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable....More

Thank KirstyM2338
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Winter Escape

I would totally recommend the Heletranz Winter Escape trip to anyone. I went yesterday with some friends and we flew over to Stonyridge Vineyard where we had a fab wine tasting and lunch. Best experience EVER! Loved everything about it and big thanks to the...More

Thank LeonieB681
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile
An extra special Birthday Surprise

I decided to gift my wife a beautiful scenic flight over Auckland and Waiheke Island but wanted it to be a surprise. The team at Heletranz played along brilliantly! I dropped off the flowers and champagne which they looked after till we arrived. We settled...More

Thank Wyntonalan5
SofiaAmbler, Owner at Heletranz Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking your time to give us such wonderful feedback, we are very lucky to have committed and passionate people like Gemma and Riaan on our team, welcome back! Best, Sofia

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile
Perfect

I had a really good flight with this company. Pleasant and helpful staff. Thank you for this wonderful moment!

1  Thank Robin F
SofiaAmbler, Owner at Heletranz Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you Robin, we hope to welcome you back. Best, Sofia

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