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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Scenic Helicopter Tour Including Hole in the Rock

Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

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Discover the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands while you're in port. Fly over crystal blue waters, beautiful island beaches and stunning scenery on this exhilarating scenic helicopter tour. You’ll also enjoy a fabulous perspective of the region’s most famous natural formation, the Hole in the Rock, only possible to see by air or water.

Your 20-minute flight will also take you over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi, where the treaty between the British colonialists and local Maori people was signed.

All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Bay of Islands port for your ship's departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock
  • Commentary by pilot
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • All passengers MUST provide an email address and a contact number at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 passengers required for tour to operate
  • Please also request what departure time you prefer - we will endeavour to confirm a time close this as possible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Meeting Point

Paihia helipad, located only a short shuttle bus journey away (approximately 5 minutes). You'll find additional directions on your voucher.
Departure Time:
Varies (Departure times will be allocated on the day prior to your activity. You will be contacted by the local service provider with the exact departure time for your tour). You can request a departure time in the booking and they will endeavour to book as close to this time as possible).
Departure Comments:

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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