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Salt Air Tours

369 reviews
About Salt Air Tours
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 escapes will also leave you with an appreciation of our beaches, local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland.
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Scenic Helicopter Tour Including Hole in the Rock
6 reviews
US$181.63 per adult
Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
7 reviews
US$243.80 per adult
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip by air, foot, sand dune surfing, et. al. Interesting commentary of the area while we saw the beauty of upper New Zealand by air. Short informative walk of the tip of NZ to the lighthouse and fun sand surfing down the dunes. Stop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank TravelManWales09
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for recommending the Hole in the Rock Landing helicopter flight, we are very proud of what we can offer with this experience so thanks for sharing it on Tripadvisor

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that your first helicopter experience was with us and you loved it! No doubt you will do more flights on your travels from now on.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guys are very professional, can't say anything bad about it. If you a super conscious on personal hygiene, just make sure wipe the headset before you wear it. : p

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pennyszm
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