Gulf Island Scenic

Shore Excursions in New Zealand

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The Hauraki Gulf is truly a slice of New Zealand paradise. Make your visit to Auckland Harbour an unforgettable one by experiencing a unique flight over the mesmerizing islands. As we fly you over Rangitoto’s crater and Motutapu, take in the spectacular view of the favourite getaway destination, Waiheke Island, with its award winning vineyards and magical sandy beaches. End your experience with a unique scene of the skyline of the City of Sails before water landing in the heart of the Auckland Harbour.Duration: 50 min with 30 min flight.Operates daily, all days of the yearThis flight operates with a minimum of 4 adult faresPassengers may be combined with other groups, unless a tour charter has been bookedChildren under 2 are free of charge, children aged 2-12 years pay a child fare (which is 75% of the adult fare)
Passengers are expected to check-in at Auckland Seaplane’s base 15 minutes prior to departure time where their weight details will be taken.They are escorted to the pontoon and a safety briefing by the Pilot then follows.Once on board the aircraft, passengers will cruise into the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome ready for take-off, enjoying views of yachts and the city skyline from the water.Once airborne, passengers are flown past Devonport, Lake Pupuke, Auckland’s youngest volcano Rangitoto, Motutapu Island, Waiheke Island, Pakatoa Island, Rotoroa Island, Ponui Island, Motuihe Island, Brown’s Island, Maretai Beach, Mechanic’s Bay and the Auckland City skyline. The Pilot will provide an extensive historical commentary throughout the flight.Passengers land back in the Auckland Harbour and cruise into North Wharf for disembarking.

What’s included

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

What’s not included

  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel drop-off
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