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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

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Overview
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Paihia
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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amazing half day trip to Cape Reinga. Our pilot and guide Jo was excellent. Sandsurfing and home-baked scones rounded off an unforgettable trip.
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks very much for the wonderful review of our tour, glad you found it unforgettable! Cheers from the Salt Air team
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While staying in Paihia and doing our road trip of the North Island, we just didn’t have enough time to drive up to the very top of the NI ourselves, but it was something we really wanted to do - particularly to see where the two oceans meet from the lighthouse. This half day
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks very much for your great review of our Cape Reinga Tour, glad it was such a great trip for you. Cheers from the Salt Air team
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We were picked up at our hotel after an early buffet breakfast and taken to the local Kerikeri airport where our Salt Air plane was waiting for us - full payload of 7 passengers and a our young recently qualified pilot who was also our guide for the day. Seeing this beautiful
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your recommendation of our Cape Reinga Tour, we are pleased you enjoyed the trip with us. Cheers from all the team
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What a wonderful experience. Thanks to Jo our Pilot, Van driver, guide, morning tea maker. A great day out, loved it, a must do experience with Salt Air. The views are amazing such beautiful country.
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback, glad you had an excellent tour with us and Jo did a great job of looking after you. Cheers from the Salt Air team
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Cape Reinga is in such an isolated area and takes about 3 hours each way from Paihia, with not much in between and almost no accommodations. This option allowed us to combine an incredible scenic flight with continuous guided air tour for 45 enjoyable minutes, followed by a full
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Response from Salt A, Manager at Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight
Responded 1 week ago
Wonderful thanks so much, it's certainly the best way to see the far north coast lines and explore Cape Reinga.
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By: Salt Air
406 reviews
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Clazza0501
11
Superb
Amazing half day trip to Cape Reinga. Our pilot and guide Jo was excellent. Sandsurfing and home-baked scones
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R4705BLcarolined
Henderson, New Zealand
171
What an experience
We decided to do the flight which included the landing on the Hole on The Rock. What an exciting experience. We
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Tirimaria
Waitara, New Zealand
40
Stunning highlight of our cruise
From the gentleman by the I site office who took our bookings, to the ladies who gave instructions rand looked
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Daryl P
Lake Boga, Australia
6816
Memorable
Such friendly greetings from the moment we walked into the shop! We had a reservation but skipper Jake and Mary
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urbandesigner
Brisbane
5448
Fantastic - A must do!!
While staying in Paihia and doing our road trip of the North Island, we just didn’t have enough time to drive up
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penelopeglobal
77
Simply Amazing - 1/2 Day Cape Reinga
What a trip yesterday! Jo was an amazing host and I had the best time. I’m not the best flyer — but, I relaxed
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DavidBoardmanShifnal
Shifnal, United Kingdom
133195
Great experience - not to be missed
We were picked up at our hotel after an early buffet breakfast and taken to the local Kerikeri airport where our
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GriffinFamily4
Berwick, Australia
329118
EXCELLENT DAY IN THE FAR NORTH
What a wonderful experience. Thanks to Jo our Pilot, Van driver, guide, morning tea maker. A great day out, loved
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alwaysmoving_8
Christchurch, New Zealand
619
Great flight to the Cape Reinga
Took the flight on a small plane - 7 seater with a passenger in the co pilot seat. Great overview of the
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David H
Mill Valley, California
110
Experience of a lifetime
We had an experience of a lifetime when we flew to Cape Reinga. Colin, Jo, and Eric (?) the helicopter pilot
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Glenn H
Mount Gambier, Australia
16424
Helicopter over Bay of Islands
Took 30 minute helicopter ride which was great and in our opinion the only way to see and gain a realistic
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WGTAT
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
4913
Truly a must for all!
Cape Reinga is in such an isolated area and takes about 3 hours each way from Paihia, with not much in between and
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JibCrane
West Palm Beach, Florida
5627
Cape Reinga by Helicopter
After hearing the amount of time on the bus for others tour, we were glad we flew. We flew over kauri forests, 90
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Alison32
Newcastle
91
Awesome! Wouldn’t visit Cape Reinga any other way
This was our best experience of our 3 week stay in NZ and would recommend this to anyone wanting to visit Cape
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Dad P
Winston Salem, North Carolina
9413
The Most Fun Way to Visit Cape Reinga
Experience a great way to see a lot of the northland including 90 mile beach, the capes, the Bay Islands and a lot
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