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Salt Air

Paihia, New Zealand
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About Salt Air
Salt Air's helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights and tours offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and island scenery. Our guided tour options and island escapes will also leave you with an appreciation of our beaches, local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland.
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

Soar above the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach on a small-group tour from Paihia that combines scenic flights with sightseeing on the ground. Flying to Cape Reinga is a spectacular way to see remote areas of the Bay of Islands, and the driving tour features the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Te Paki quicksand, Tapotupotu Bay swimming, giant sand dune surfing, and morning tea with fresh pastries.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from US$342.17

Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience the rugged beauty of the Bay of Islands from above on a sightseeing helicopter flight from Paihia. This scenic aerial tour includes detailed narration from your pilot as you soar over Cape Brett, Waitangi, Russell, and Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to add an exciting landing at Hole in the Rock and an optional nature walk led by a Maori guide.
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20 minutes
from US$197.70
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Katrina wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
What a fantastic & efficient way to see Cape Reinga. The scenery was spectacular, the flight smooth, & awesome commentary by Sam along the way. The whole family enjoyed the experience - it was a quite something to see all the teenagers staring out the window instead of down at their phones! Highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Salt Air
Responded 1 week ago
Wonderful to hear the whole family appreciated the scenery and experience of our tour, it certainly is a beautiful part of New Zealand worth seeing and we love it that kiwis are taking in views from above they wouldn't otherwise be able to see.
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Mickmiller583 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand77 contributions24 helpful votes
Outstanding half day. Picked up / dropped off in Paihia which is about 25 minutes from Kerikeri Airport. The plane was a small 7 seater one with everybody having window seats. The plane took off , flew over Kerikeri then up over Coopers Beach and swang over to the West Coast and hugged (or zigzagged 90 mile Beach) wonderful scenery. Landed on a grass strip and then drove 20 minutes to Cape Reinga. Breathtaking scenery with the Tasman and Pacific joining. Plenty of time here and then drove to a bay for a stretch and a cuppa. Beautiful bay. Back to plane for an hour highlights of the North the beaches , bays and sand where sensational. We finished the flight looping over Russell / Waitangi and back to base.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Salt Air
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for flying with us and for your excellent review of our Cape Reinga Tour. Great to hear you enjoyed it so much!
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Gdawg wrote a review Feb 2021
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We only had a few days in the Far North and weren’t that keen a spending a day travelling to Cape Reinga by bus. Have absolutely no regrets taking the scenic flight, it was money well spent. Sam was awesome, knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. We got to see parts of Northland that aren’t accessible by vehicle. We flew into a little airfield then we’re driven to the Cape (15 mins in car) and stopped to have a cup of tea and delicious muffins at the beach. I fully recommend this flight!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Salt Air
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Thanks so much for your excellent rating and description of our Cape Reinga tour, we appreciate you sharing your experience!
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Jack+Stu wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions1 helpful vote
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From start to finish the wow factor. Thought we knew the upper North Island. Turned out we didn’t. Whole different perspective from the air. Now we know why it’s called the Bay of Islands. Must do, so worth it. Sam was awesome- great commentary, host and pilot. Saved such a long drive. Must try his muffins. 😉
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Salt Air
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Awesome review of our Cape Reinga tour, it is truly beautiful seeing this amazing coastline from above isn't it! Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for your excellent rating.
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Angela M wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
The whole experience was incredible. What a beautiful part of New Zealand. I would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Salt Air
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Thanks so much for your excellent review :-)
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