Scenic helicopter trip flying past Mount Maunganui



  • Fly around the iconic Mount Mauganui

  • Commentary during the flight

  • Look out for sea life in the summer months

  • Great photo opportunities

Get the best sights of the bay with panoramic views from the sky.
This scenic flight takes you around the region of Tauranga including our iconic Mount Maunganui (Mauao), a view of the inner harbour from the Bowentown Heads of Waihi to Matapihi. See the vast expansion of the city with industrial and residential builds, the historical remains of Maori Pa sites, and even marine life can often be seen during the summer months.
This flight provides a blend of different landscapes with white sand surf beaches, kiwifruit and avocado orchards, the valleys carved out of the rolling hills and our bustling city centre.
All of this with an unbelievable backdrop of the open ocean, isolated islands and coastal peninsulas, combined together to provide you with the most amazing photo opportunities.

  • Private (non shared) flights available on request


  • Don’t forget to pack your camera

  • Dress for the occasion

  • Sunglasses on those sunny days

F. A. Q

When should I arrive for my helicopter flight?

We require passengers to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled flight. This allows enough time for us to check-in and pre-flight all passengers on safety and procedures when in the helicopter.


What should I wear?
Clothing should be comfortable and not too loose-fitting.
NOTE: Hats and other loose articles of clothing can be blown away due to the wind caused by the aircraft.


What if the weather is not good on the day?
The pilots make a weather call each morning. Passengers are welcome to call the office for an update. If we have concerns regarding the weather, we usually try and give booked passengers a call the day before to talk through options.

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  • We require the weights of all passengers prior to the flight. Maximum weight allowed per seat is 130kgs (286lbs).

  • All flights are subject to weather and weight restrictions. If the pilot has any concerns, flights may be altered at their discretion. 

  • Flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to be confirmed.

  • If booking within 24 hours of departure please phone for availability. Bookings within this time cannot be made online.

  • Our pilots will make a decision in regards to weather conditions on the day of your booked flight. If the weather conditions are not suitable for flying, we will contact you to reschedule your booking or provide a full refund.


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$ 235

per person

20 minutes


2 People minimum

Hangar 8, Tauranga Airport,

142 Aerodrome Rd

Remote Landing

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