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Salt Air Tours

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Salt Air's helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights and tours offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and island scenery. Our guided tour options and island...more
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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

What a beautiful location and town Piahia, the scenery was breathtaking & the pilot was friendly & informative

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iain_and_Louise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A first-time helicopter ride for both my wife and myself. The pilot was knowledgeable about the islands and had a few stories to add colour. All in all a great way to see the islands that we could never do from the land. Definitely recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian_9999_2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the scenic helicopter tour, awesome! We took around 15 children travelling around New Zealand and we came here for some times. Few of us did the helicopter tour twice. Lovely and beautiful view of the bay of islands...we have many photos and short...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VisitTibetOrg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it may seem expensive the helicopter flight and landing on the hole in the rock island is an adventure. A wonderful experience full of great photo ops and a lifetime of memories. The pilot was very knowledgeable and helpful with commentary. The landing was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank rossf56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

May seem expensive but worth it. Cruise around the bay with a couple of island stop offs. Loads of information from guides. Then to heli'barge to transfer over. What a fantastic view of hole in the rock and the bay of islands. A must do...More

Thank Tracey B
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed our Heli Cruise Tracey, appreciate your high rating and nice comments. Thanks!

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Ok it is not cheap but what you get is worth every dollar you paid. The little airplane brings you in 50 minutes to almost the peak of cape reijinga. The views out of the plain are specteculair. The llain lands in a meadow. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Beavisser12
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great review, thanks so much. So glad you found it so worth the money - thanks for flying with us.

Reviewed 7 February 2019

Having just arrived in paihia it was our intention to take the ferry across to Russell. Walking past the helicopter pad which is just at the side of the pavement we saw the helicopter coming into land. That was it we were hooked. So glad...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kay T
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great decision! So glad you enjoyed your heli ride with us and hope you still made it to Russell as it is great over there too :-)

Reviewed 28 January 2019

The day I booked was cloudy and overcast in the morning. So we had to wait out the clouds. Saltair took the group to the chocolate cafe in town and bought everyone any kind of drink they wanted on their dime. And the drinks were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank twinkles200000
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very high praise indeed! Thanks for your recommendation and sharing your experience with others, much appreciated.

Reviewed 23 January 2019

My partner and I chose the helicopter ride over the Bay of Islands and also landed on 'the hole in the rock'. Our guide was very friendly and told us a lot of interesting facts about the Islands. It was great to have a birds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucas C
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Thanks so much for your high recommendation of our helicopter flight to land on the Hole in the Rock - it's certainly an amazing flight to choose so thanks for flying with us.

Reviewed 22 January 2019

See other review (Beautiful flight) of our trip which was by airplane to the top of New Zealand and including sand surfing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deborah J
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Thanks for your excellent rating for us. Cheers from the Salt Air team

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