Salt Air offer scenic flights over Northland and the Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand.
Salt Air provide unique memorable scenic flights by aeroplane or helicopter taking in the panoramic scenery of Northland’s coastline and its many remote islands.
Our helicopter flights are located on the Paihia waterfront being the departure and return point for all our heli scenic flights, for personal tours other pick up and drop off points can be arranged.
Our Kerikeri scenic flights by plane depart from the Kerikeri airport.
Our flight to Cape Reinga takes you past spectacular harbours with small coastal towns and villages and across to the west coast, flying up Ninety Mile Beach before you land just 20 km from Cape Reinga. Once on the ground our airconditioned bus will meet us for a two and half hour tour to Cape Reinga lighthouse where the Tasman sea and Pacific ocean meet. A short distance from here is stunning Tapotupotu Bay, time for a stroll on the beach and some light refreshment before heading to Te Paki quicksand stream for sand surfing down the giant sand dunes.
Is an alternative and quicker way to travel to the top of New Zealand to experience it’s history and stunning scenery from both the air and land.
Our return flight takes us down the East Coast with some of the most spectacular coastal scenery that Northland has to offer.
Where many visitors have visited and gone through on local cruise boats, A new adventure for 2013 the new Salt Air Helicopter experience is the option to land by helicopter on top of this iconic landmark of ‘Hole in the Rock’ on our newly built helipad.
Surrounded by steep cliffs, over a 150 metres high giving the best vantage point in the Bay of Islands, taking in panoramic views of Cape Brett and its surrounds to the Poor Knights Islands in the South, to the Cavalli Islands in the North and views over the Bay of islands to Paihia and Russell.
The thrilling scenic flight over the Bay of Islands and unique landing location will no doubt appeal to the adventurous with it’s exciting landing on the Hole in the Rock and cultural aspects will combine to reward visitors with a thrilling and utterly unique New Zealand experience.
The water taxi will pick you up at a pre-arranged time for a relaxing boat cruise through the inner islands back to Paihia with informative commentary. NB: Island Escape operates (October to end of April).
Our flight home takes us over the remote and spectacular scenery of the silica sands of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay stopping for a leisurely lunch at Henderson Bay. Our flight back down the east coast takes us over Houhora Harbour, Whangaroa Harbour, Cavalli Islands and the stunning Bay of Islands.