Bay of Islands – Scenic Helicopter Flight to Hole in the Rock LT52CS

Bay of Islands


This tour offers you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands from the air, by Helicopter, with spectacular coastline views and island scenery including the famous hole in the rock.

Discovery the Bay of Islands by Helicopter, this 20 minute scenic flight providing spectacular coastline views and island scenery including the famous hole in the rock. The helipad is located next to the main wharf in Paihia, as soon as you lift off you will have magnificent aerial views of the Paihia township, the township of Russell across the bay and spectacular coastline all the way to the famous hole in the rock.


  • Aerial views of the Paihia Township
  • 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 in this most beautiful of settings
  • Magnificent coastal scenery
  • Modern comfortable helicopters
  • Every seat is a window seat

The flight time is 20 minutes and departure times are not fixed, all flights are scheduled according to demand on the day, on cruise ship days demand is heavy and pre-bookings are essential.

All flights require a minimum of two passengers and a maximum of five passengers.

All Heli Scenic flights depart and return from the Heliport beside the Paihia Wharf and Maritime Building, (main street Paihia).

Cruise ships come into Waitangi wharf , after disembarking the ship you need to catch the shuttles from Waitangi to Paihia (5 minutes) then Report to Heliport Paihia wharf.

Activity type : Daily Activity
Maximum number of people : 5
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

Please note:

Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

Client Reviews

  • "Terrific Views"
    This was a great way to see the Bay, the scenic flight took in all of the major sites, really enjoyed this experience.
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