Our “Cape Reinga VIP” tour by helicopter is for the discerning traveller wanting a private and fully inclusive full day experience.
The initial stage of the tour consists of a flight up to the Cape Reinga region departing from Paihia or your Bay of Islands accommodation, via Northlands spectacular harbours, such as the Whangaroa Harbour and the Rangaunu Harbour. We also pass across some beautiful beaches such as Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay and of course the famous Ninety Mile Beach. From Ninety Mile Beach we then fly inland where we land at our private airfield which is only 20Km from the Cape Reinga lighthouse.
Once on the ground our comfortable air conditioned vehicle will meet the aircraft to begin your vehicle tour. This part of the tour takes approximately 2.5 hours. Included stops are the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Tapotupotu Bay and the Te Paki stream with its giant sand dunes; (we have sleds available for those who wish to slide down the dunes).
When the vehicle tour is complete we arrive back at the airfield to begin the next flight leg over spectacular and remote scenery such as the white silica sands of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay.
This flight back down the east coast also passes across the Houhora Harbour, Karikari Peninsula, Whangaroa Harbour, before landing at a private waterfront property at Mahinepua for a leisurely hosted lunch. After lunch you will continue down the East Coast passing the Cavalli islands and of course the stunning Bay of Islands before setting down at the original departure point (flight will exclude the Bay of Islands if staying in accommodation north of Paihia such as Kauri Cliffs).