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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight provided by Salt Air

Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
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Soar above the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach on a small-group tour from Paihia that combines scenic flights with sightseeing on the ground. Flying to Cape Reinga is a spectacular way to see remote areas of the Bay of Islands, and the driving tour features the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Te Paki quicksand, Tapotupotu Bay swimming, giant sand dune surfing, and morning tea with fresh pastries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5323CAPE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For morning tours, passengers staying in the Paihia/Opua 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.
  • Bay of Islands-Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport, 218 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand The Salt Air office at Kerikeri airport is located to the left of the main terminal.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For morning tours, passengers staying in the Paihia/Opua 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.
  • Bay of Islands-Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport, 218 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand The Salt Air office at Kerikeri airport is located to the left of the main terminal.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bay of Islands-Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cape Reinga Lighthouse
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Ninety Mile Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Tapotupotu Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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rjpejb
South Island, New Zealand12 contributions
Awesome ! Book this trip now !
We had the most awesome flight and trip up to Cape Reinga. Communication was excellent as our trip was delayed a day. We were fortunate enough to just have ourselves and Sam our Pilot. Great commentary with excellent information and stories about the area. Our son particularly loved being able to sit in the front with Sam. Thank you again Sam for making it such a great trip. Was awesome to meet you !
Written 7 October 2021
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Sara
16 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021
Words can't describe the beautiful views you get on this scenic flight, we're so pleased we did it. Our pilot Sam was brilliant and gave a great commentary pointing out things and places of interest and was happy to answer any questions we had. At this time of year it's just a scenic flight right to the top of the cape and back which we loved as you get to see the lighthouse from the air which gives a totally different perspective from seeing it from the ground. If you're heading North would definately recommend this trip, even our two kids can't stop raving about it.
Written 12 August 2021
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Salt A
That's awesome you all enjoyed the Cape Reinga fly-around! It's just stunning views up north so we are happy we were able to share it all with you and your family.
Written 15 August 2021
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Kimberly H
Nuriootpa, Australia7 contributions
A MUST DO IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT ALL
May 2021 • Couples
We had the most amazing experience from the booking to the tour and the afternoon tea! Our Pilot Daniel was very friendly and was happy to answer all questions!! We would highly recommend this tip if you are a bit time poor but still want to see cape Reinga. Thank you so much for your service! We will be recommending to others!
Written 17 May 2021
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Thanks so much for your excellent review, and great to hear you found our Cape Reinga tour so worthwhile. We appreciate you flying with us!
Written 19 May 2021
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Katrina
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Awesome family experience!
Apr 2021
What a fantastic & efficient way to see Cape Reinga. The scenery was spectacular, the flight smooth, & awesome commentary by Sam along the way. The whole family enjoyed the experience - it was a quite something to see all the teenagers staring out the window instead of down at their phones! Highly recommend it.
Written 26 April 2021
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Salt A
Wonderful to hear the whole family appreciated the scenery and experience of our tour, it certainly is a beautiful part of New Zealand worth seeing and we love it that kiwis are taking in views from above they wouldn't otherwise be able to see.
Written 27 April 2021
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Mickmiller583
Auckland Central, New Zealand77 contributions
Outstanding must do trip
Apr 2021
Outstanding half day. Picked up / dropped off in Paihia which is about 25 minutes from Kerikeri Airport. The plane was a small 7 seater one with everybody having window seats. The plane took off , flew over Kerikeri then up over Coopers Beach and swang over to the West Coast and hugged (or zigzagged 90 mile Beach) wonderful scenery. Landed on a grass strip and then drove 20 minutes to Cape Reinga. Breathtaking scenery with the Tasman and Pacific joining. Plenty of time here and then drove to a bay for a stretch and a cuppa. Beautiful bay. Back to plane for an hour highlights of the North the beaches , bays and sand where sensational. We finished the flight looping over Russell / Waitangi and back to base.
Written 9 April 2021
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Salt A
Thanks for flying with us and for your excellent review of our Cape Reinga Tour. Great to hear you enjoyed it so much!
Written 11 April 2021
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Gdawg
6 contributions
Money Well Spent!!
Mar 2021 • Friends
We only had a few days in the Far North and weren’t that keen a spending a day travelling to Cape Reinga by bus. Have absolutely no regrets taking the scenic flight, it was money well spent. Sam was awesome, knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. We got to see parts of Northland that aren’t accessible by vehicle. We flew into a little airfield then we’re driven to the Cape (15 mins in car) and stopped to have a cup of tea and delicious muffins at the beach. I fully recommend this flight!!
Written 1 March 2021
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Salt A
Thanks so much for your excellent rating and description of our Cape Reinga tour, we appreciate you sharing your experience!
Written 2 March 2021
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Jack+Stu
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
Northland as never seen before - spectacular
From start to finish the wow factor. Thought we knew the upper North Island. Turned out we didn’t. Whole different perspective from the air. Now we know why it’s called the Bay of Islands. Must do, so worth it. Sam was awesome- great commentary, host and pilot. Saved such a long drive. Must try his muffins. 😉
Written 27 February 2021
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Salt A
Awesome review of our Cape Reinga tour, it is truly beautiful seeing this amazing coastline from above isn't it! Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for your excellent rating.
Written 28 February 2021
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Aarti
11 contributions
Memorable Must Do! 😍
Jan 2021 • Family
Spectacular views. A memorable experience, and one to remember. So worth it, especially for a milestone birthday experience. Best way to soak up those magnificent views. Special thanks to Sam our Pilot. Nice Landing. Very informative trip too, Sam shared a lot of information and knowledge about the scenic views, history and local areas. Such a nice guy, warm personality, so calm and accommodating during the flight and the stops in between. Had a lot of laughs and good conversation. Answered most of our 9 year old daughters many questions 🤣🙂. We had bad weather the original day of our booking, so once we got to the airport he had a chat with us, took our time and we re-booked for the next day. Just as well! Highly recommend this trip and Sam!
Written 24 January 2021
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Salt A
That's great Sam provided such an enjoyable tour for you and your family up to Cape Reinga, thanks for much for the excellent feedback
Written 25 January 2021
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Paul C
1 contribution
Terrific treat
Jan 2021
Informative guide/pilot full of interesting information. Great way to see Cape Reinga and Northland in a limited time window
Written 21 January 2021
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Salt A
Thanks for your excellent review and sharing it on Tripadvisor. Glad you enjoyed the flight and tour
Written 25 January 2021
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sandymJ3654HO
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
BEST way to see Cape Reinga from Paihia
Jan 2021 • Friends
Of course the views are amazing and what a quick way to get all the way to the Cape, but it was our pilot Sam who made the trip memorable. His calm relaxed manner and local knowledge was fabulous. We did have the ‘perfect’ weather day for flying in such a small wings aircraft too.
Written 15 January 2021
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Salt A
Thanks Sandy, we're pleased you enjoyed the tour and Sam made the trip so memorable for you.
Written 25 January 2021
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46Bluebabe
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Brilliant
WOW!!! What an amazing flight. We've been coming to Paihia for the past 6yrs 4-5 times a year and this time we deci
AngeMo5
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Amazing experience
The whole experience was incredible. What a beautiful part of New Zealand. I would highly recommend.
fniz001
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Amazing amazing amazing!
This was such a an amazing experience and truly made our trip to the Bay of Islands incredibly memorable! Lynn and
suel15i
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Heli Bliss
Milestone birthday celebrated with a truly fabulous flight. Cannot rate this experience enough To see our beautif
ltjrenner
ltjrenner
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Amazing Experience - must do!
Family trip in one chopper to the rock together resulted in two separate rides due to the Apihara fires. Service wa
RexCoffey
RexCoffey
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Great trip!
Absolutely amazing trip out, loved it. Very impressed with our pilot, who gave us a great summary of the areas hist
EuanK19
EuanK19
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Thoroughly Professional
We did the brief scenic around the Bay of Islands. We were well looked after by the staff and the pilot made the m
RichandGil
RichandGil
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Thanks Daniel - best day in a long time.
This is an absolute must do when you’re here. The views are stunning panoramas showcasing the sheer beauty of this
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gregcO2695OC
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Birds eye view of the heavens
Amazing views and a smooth ride friendly pilot 👨‍✈️ Who was very knowledgeable I would definitely recommend this i
Jaumefitzgerald
Jaumefitzgerald
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Mind Blowing!
This trip was mind blowing! Grant was awesome and such a skilled pilot. Great stories about the local area and hist
wayneb557
wayneb557
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Most awesome. Make sure you do this.
What an awesome flight today. The sky was clear and the water crystal. The service was impeccable, thank you to the
DavidFlorence
DavidFlorence
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Fabulous flight
We popped in to enquire about a flight, wanting to do a little more than the usual flight over the islands. We deci
Sven B
Sven B
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Afternoon Getaway
We had Jake who took us to a beach where James Cook had landed, and told us the history of the interaction with loc
Chris K
Chris K
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Fabulous flight over the north of North Island
This is a fabulous experience. I was lucky enough to sit up front on the outward trip and the views were amazing. I
971elishaa
971elishaa
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Once in a lifetime experience
Treated myself to a scenic flight while staying in Paihia including landing on Hole in the Rock. I couldn't more hi
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