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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 via mobile

An activity not to be missed. Actually breathtaking, with a unique experience and unbelievable scenes from the air. And the stop-over/ landing on the hole-in-the rock is the icing on the cake!!! If your looking for something to mesmerise you, this is the trip for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My first time in a helicopter. It was amazing. Scott gave a great tour and his information was great. The ladies at the centre where friendly and professional. I’m so glad we did this tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Girlmadehappy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out with Salt Air on the fly to Cape Reinga tour. With only 6 in the tour and one pilot we were spoilt rotten. Airplane flown brilliantly whilst we are being given a running commentary of the Bay Of Islands and Northland. Incredible...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ruthsP3771QQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This morning we flew out over the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands! It was magnificent! Our help pilot, Scotty was fantastic! He was courteous, knowledgeable and very cautious. He knew so much about the landscape and the water- it was fascinating!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank IvegotNZonmymind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of our last things on our to-do-list was the Cape Reinga Tour, 8:30 with. It was absolutley awsome!! Our pilot Sundee (hope right spelled) did not do just a job, he did it with passion! He could say something to every rock, every tree,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank beigus27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two people and we did a quick 20 minute tour from Paihia to the Hole in the Rock and back, and it was amazing! The staff were friendly and helpful and the pilot was great. It was quick but absolutely gorgeous to see...More

1  Thank lalippart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great trip by air enjoying the beautiful coastline of Northland region on New Years Day, what a way begin the new year! We landed on a tiny airstrip and toured the Cape by van and by foot then off to have a brief...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lcho2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So good. Defiintely the best way to get up to the North and see so much more of the coastline than 1 month of driving could do.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CharlieP112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must do. We went on the 2nd of December. It's the best way to explore Northland to see even the most remote areas, inaccessible by car. The scenery is stunning and the excursion is impressively well-rounded. It commences with a jaw-dropping flight northwards from Kerikeri,...More

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

Thanks so much for your great review of our Cape Reinga Tour, we appreciate you sharing your experience with others. Cheers from the Salt Air team.

Reviewed 3 December 2018

During a trip to the Bay of Islands I booked on a fixed wing return trip to the most northerly point of north island. It was a lovely journey with occasional rain squalls which the pilot managed to avoid on the way up and down....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Evelyn J
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks so much for your great summary and rating of our Cape Reinga Tour - glad you enjoyed it!

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