Depart Paihia for your 30 minute (approx) helicopter flight across to Omapere where you will be met by your Footprints Waipoua guide.
Footprints is operated by local Maori on Northlands rugged West Coast. Let Kupe’s (NZ’s first discoverer) descendants take you on a guided walk of the largest kauri forest in the world and introduce you to their relationship with Mother Nature, both spiritually and culturally. This ecologically significant environment; in former times a home and playground to Maori is brought to life by not only the sounds and potential sightings of its inhabitants but by friendly experienced local Maori guides who willingly share their knowledge, stories, song and musical instruments to enlighten and enhance this tranquil and spiritual location. A highlight of your experience with Footprints will be an introduction to Tane Mahuta – God of the Forest. (Forest Tour duration approx. 1.5 hours).
From Omapere you continue to Waitapu Estate Vineyard where you will enjoy a picnic lunch paired with wine from the vineyard. After lunch you will continue to the Cape Reinga region via Northlands spectacular West Coast and of course the famous Ninety Mile Beach. From Ninety Mile Beach we then fly inland where we land at our airfield which is only 20Km from the Cape Reinga lighthouse and continue Cape Reinga Tour.