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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

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Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga, located on the tip of New Zealand's North Island. Perfect for those short on time who want to make the most of this splendid area, this combination scenic aeroplane flight and driving small-group tour showcases the best of the top end of New Zealand. See the remote and beautiful silica sand beaches of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay; wander the lighthouse at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean; take a dip at Tapotupotu Bay; and sand-surf down the dunes at Te Paki.
Highlights
  • See more of Cape Reinga from air and land with this combo sightseeing tour
  • Fly to Cape Reinga for stunning views of the Northland’s remote coastline
  • Enjoy an active outing with beach walks and sand surfing
  • Includes morning tea plus convenient pickup and drop-off at Paihia hotels
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Paihia accommodations for transfer to the airport, then soar over Ninety Mile Beach and the Bay of Islands on the beautiful flight to Cape Reinga. Once you touch down, begin a 2.5-hour minibus tour of Cape Reinga highlights, starting with the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, which marks the spot where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Pause for morning tea with fresh-baked pastries, then take a walk on the beach—and maybe a quick dip—at Tapotupotu Bay. Next, head to Te Paki to surf the giant sand dunes and see the quicksand streams. Following the Cape Reinga tour, board the plane again for the scenic return flight to Paihia, which takes in remote Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay, where you see dazzling white silica dunes and spectacular coastline. This Cape Reinga excursion concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Paihia.
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Departure Point
Bay of Islands Airport, 218 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
For morning tours, passengers staying in the Paihia area can be picked up from their accommodation to transfer to the airport. For afternoon tours they would meet at our Paihia office on Marsden Road for pick up.
Those staying in the Kerikeri area or further away will meet at the airport for checkin.
All passenger should provide their accommodation details when booking so we can advise the pick up or meeting time.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic flights to and from Cape Reinga
  • 2.5-hour guided driving tour around top end of New Zealand
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off at selected hotels in Paihia
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All departures are subject to weather conditions
  • During the winter months, due to wet weather, the aircraft may not be able to land at Cape Reinga; on these occasions a 2-hour extended scenic flight option over the Cape area will be offered
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Flight was shifted as of weather conditions. Very thoughtful organisation then later on the same day. Pilot Carl was amazing and did a great job being guide, driver and pilot .... very professional.
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You’ll see sights from the aeroplane that you otherwise couldn’t possibly see. We could even pick out sharks swimming in the sea over the silicon sand, amazing. The pilot gave us a great commentary so we were fully informed of everything below us on the flight. The flight takes
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Fantastic experience with great team taking care of us all the way. Spectacular views the whole way.
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We always wanted to see Cape Reinga and this looked like the perfect way to do it and Salt air delivered. The views from the air of so many great beaches, tourquoise sea and vast farms and bush were great and the soundtrack from our pilot, Jo, was really informative. Jo did a
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A memorable experience. Organisation and transport and of course the flight itself were outstanding. Jo, our pilot, gave an excellent commentary throughout and answered all our questions. Thoroughly recommend this tour
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
Responded 1 week ago
We appreciate your recommendation and excellent rating of our Cape Reinga tour, glad you enjoyed it :-)
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JBKHB
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Good coordination
Flight was shifted as of weather conditions. Very thoughtful organisation then later on the same day. Pilot Carl
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Christopher V
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A must if you are visiting the area
You’ll see sights from the aeroplane that you otherwise couldn’t possibly see. We could even pick out sharks
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Marc G
Spokane, Washington
5418
This was the highlight of the trip!
Grant was the man! Totally worth every cent. Great commentary, great laughs, and the views? Out of this world.
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World Rider
Bigfork, Montana
131
Great way to see the Bay of Islands
We had a wonderful time on our flight to Hole in the Rock and the landing. We have seen the bay of islands from
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Malcolm B
11
Great way to see Cape Reint
Fantastic experience with great team taking care of us all the way. Spectacular views the whole way.
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p_harvey633
Greater Sydney, Australia
1710
Great trip
We always wanted to see Cape Reinga and this looked like the perfect way to do it and Salt air delivered. The
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Mona_Lisa_Melb
Melbourne, Australia
124
Excellent 50th Birthday experience
We were on the Ovation of the Seas, stopping at Paihia and organised this direct with Salt Air. The shuttle to
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Magnanon16
Angouleme, France
93
Wonderful experience
A memorable experience. Organisation and transport and of course the flight itself were outstanding. Jo, our
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BarbH20132013
Victoria, Australia
376
Mum (84 Years Old) - First Helicopter Flight !!!!!
Fantastic Experience - Staff could not be more helpful - The young Pilot was very informative with his commentary
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Allan T
10732
A great decision
We were on a cruise from Auckland to Adelaide with a stop over in Paihia. Having already booked on Thunder Trikes
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