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Salt Air Tours

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8338
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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 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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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 8338
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"the east coast"
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"helicopter flight"
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"cape reinga"
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"great pilot"
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"return flight"
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"landing strip"
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"fixed wing"
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"knowledgeable pilot"
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"heli tour"
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"homemade muffins"
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

I'm sure this tour to Cape Reinga is the best way to see the far north of New Zealand. We have driven to the Cape before and it was long and tiring so to see everything we did from the flights and on the tour...More

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Thanks for sharing your comments on our scenic flight, glad you enjoyed it. Cheers from the Salt Air team

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Reviewed 20 March 2011

We had one of the best days of our lives on a trip we took with Salt Air. We left at 10am on a boat with Shawn guiding us giving us information on the Bay of Islands, we were dropped off on a beautiful beach...More

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2011

Hi Stephanie, Thanks so much for your comments about our Heli Cruise Island Escape...so pleased you had a fantastic day in the Bay of Islands and think you're awesome for helping to spread the word for us. Cheers from the Salt Air Team.

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Reviewed 27 February 2011

Had the most amazing half day trip up to Cape Reinga with Salt Air Tours. The Trip is so well organised you couldn't ask for a better way to see the Far North. Flying from Kerikeri up the West Coast to Cape Reinga and then...More

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Thanks for your comments about our Cape Reinga Tour, it certainly is the best way to see to top of New Zealand - the views from the air are stunning and so pleased you think so too!

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Reviewed 18 February 2011

Myself and my boyfriend have just returned from a tour of New Zealand, and had the most wonderful day with Salt Air. We did a 5/6 hour scenic flight/mini-bus tour with them to the beautiful, rugged Far North. It was fabulous! Our small group of...More

Thank Deeds881
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2011

Great to hear you had such a good day with us and thanks for taking the time to provide this review. We're always appreciative to receive positive feedback to reaffirm we're providing awesome tours for our visitors :-)

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Reviewed 14 January 2011

We did the 20min helicopter tour from Pahia to the Hole In The Rock. You cannot see all the islands from land or sea the only way to experience the beauty of this area is from the air. Our pilot was very informative giving a...More

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2011

Thanks for your comments, we appreciate the feedback and glad to hear you think we stand out for your experiences in New Zealand. The pilot is quite chuffed you loved the landing too.

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Reviewed 6 November 2010

The half day Cape Reinga trip from Paihia is not to be missed. After a short drive to Kerikeri airport we flew Northwards. We had helpful commentary from our pilot with spectacular views up the West Coast with 90 mile beach below. From the little...More

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2011

We love your comments! Hopefully most people don't have to live on baked beans in order to do our trips but glad you think it's worth it. We always try to ensure everyone feels they've received great value from one of our scenic flights and...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2010

This is a fantastic experience, can't say enough about their helicopter scenic flights over the Bay of Islands. Definitely a must do when in Paihia. Stunning scenery from the air and friendly guide and staff.

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2013

Thanks for recommending our flight on Tripadvisor, much appreciated.

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Reviewed 30 January 2010

Although not the cheapest of excursions available in Paihia, without doubt the best value for money and if within your budget, go for it. Spectacular views over many areas you cannot drive to, or would take hours to get to (if your hire car contract...More

1  Thank geordie9Kent
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2013

Thanks for recommending our flight and tour on Tripadvisor, much appreciated.

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Reviewed 27 May 2007

Not cheap, but worth seeing if you are short on time or want to see the beautiful Bay of Islands from a different perspective. The pilot was professional, funny & informative.

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2013

Thanks for recommending our flight on Tripadvisor, much appreciated.

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