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Salt Air Tours

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8338
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US$296.42*
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour including Scenic Flight
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US$174.37*
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Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
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US$236.44*
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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
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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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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 8338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I, on a whim, seized an opportunity to fly around Northland via Salt Air. It was worth every penny and every second we spent. From the north cape, to the sand dunes, to the visual topography at 2000' up in the sky....More

1  Thank 2BlindMice
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review of our Cape Reinga Tour by aeroplane. Glad you found it so awesome and our team were great. Thanks for flying with us :-)

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Took my wife on the 45 minute Heli tour around the Bay of Islands with the landing on Motu Kōkako for her birthday. I must say after spending my childhood boating around the Bay this trip was absolutely the most amazing thing we could have...More

1  Thank Mark R
saltairpaihia, Front Office Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for the great view. We are so pleased to hear that you loved your flight and landing on Motu Kōkako, it really is a special place and we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep! Cheers from the Salt Air Team

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We took a 45 minute helicopter tour of Bay of Islands and landed on Hole in The Rock. Amazing views. Pilot was great at explaining islands, showing us around Hole in the rock island. We were fortunate enough to see a humpback whale, which we...More

1  Thank Melissa M
saltairpaihia, Front Office Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad to hear you loved the flight and that you had the added bonus of seeing a humpback whale. Cheers from the Salt Air Team!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic first experience in a helicopter. We did the shortest trip to the hole in the rock. The views were spectacular and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A little on the expensive side but a once in a lifetime experience!

Thank Amy Y
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for your review and we're glad you loved the views and our team was friendly. yes helicopters are a more expensive way to fly but we don't believe it is overpriced considering the costs involved to operate them. Thanks for flying with us :-)

Reviewed 10 August 2017

we took the hole in the rock landing tour and it was great the views were spectacular. Landing on the island made me a bit nervous but it was so interesting to get out and have a look around on top seeing the vegetation and...More

Thank margaret l
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Wonderful that you ventured to this wonderful island with us, we're glad you got over your nerves and found it so interesting! Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Friendly experienced staff make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door. The helicopter flight around the islands and landing on the "hole in the rock" is extra special. Our pilot, Manu,made us feel very comfortable for the entire flight. Dont think...More

Thank Keith F
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review, our team and Manu appreciate the special mention!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

From pick up to drop off the service was great from Brendan. This was our second trip with Salt air, our first was four years ago in the helicopter. This time it was fixed wing for a two hour trip from Kerikeri up and around...More

Thank Geraint J
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you so much for the great review and comments!

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We booked the extended flight that went out to the hole in the rock and also along the northern coastline. The weather was picture perfect and we had the helicopter to ourselves. Well run operation and professional, safe-conscious company.

Thank waejae_jae
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words! Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the flight

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Best way to see the Northland Peninsula. Pilot was great, very informative. Stops for coffee and sand tobogganing just the right adds.

1  Thank Porgy17
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thanks so much for your great rating of our Cape Reinga Tour - glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

In January I took the Salt Air package from Kerikeri Airport to Cape Reinga 1/2 day trip to the far north of New Zealand,7 of us plus the pilot took off from Kerikeri Airport,and I was fortunate to get the seat next to the pilot.The...More

Thank liveitup2015
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Such a wonderful descriptive review of our Cape Reinga Tour, thanks so much. We are pleased you found it such a wonderful experience to remember for your trip to New Zealand.

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