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Helicopter Flight over Bay of Islands to Hole in The Rock

Helicopter Flight over Bay of Islands to Hole in The Rock


  • Experience the Bay of Islands from the sky
  • Be stunned by its vividly-coloured 140 islands
  • Fly around the iconic Hole in the Rock

Witness the vividly-coloured Bay Of Islands from the clouds during this 20 minute scenic flight. Soar above 140 subtropical islands sprinkled along the coastline all the way to the infamous Hole in the Rock near Cape Brett Peninsula, before returning to Paihia on a different route.

What's Included?

  • 20 minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Expert pilot commentary

Lifting off from the beachside helipad in Paihia, you will fly over Russell and the astonishing Bay of Islands out to the iconic Hole in the Rock. Take in views of the Bay's 140 subtropical islands as your pilot tracks the coastline, boasting brilliant white sand beaches and dazzling swirls of blue and turquoise. Continue towards the Cape Brett Peninsula and its lighthouse before heading to the Hole in the Rock, a huge rock formation with a spectacular 16 metre high hole carved into it by the ocean. Experience an exciting turn around the entire island followed by an alternate flight path back to Paihia, which takes you over the main islands of the area.

Session Length

This experience is 20 minutes in duration.


  • Children are the same price as adults for ages four years and over. Infants are under four years and can fly for free seated on the lap of an adult
  • Please advise your weight at the time of booking


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of two passengers for the flight to go ahead.


Adverse weather conditions may mean that the scheduled itinerary cannot proceed as intended. If adverse weather means that you are unable to complete the full tour then any refund will be adjusted on a pro rata basis dependant on the flying time involved.

This experience takes place over the Bay of Islands, departing Paihia.

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