Hauraki Gulf Scenic Flight - 45 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

45 minute scenic flight over Hauraki Gulf
Take off from Waiheke Aerodrome
Spot marine wildlife from above!
The Hauraki Gulf is home to Bryde’s whales
Views of Treasure Islands & Coromandel Peninsula
Informative pilot commentary
or 4 payments of $57.27 with more info
Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to experience

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

Spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a 45-minute Hauraki Gulf scenic flight from Waiheke Aerodrome. The Hauraki Gulf Explorer scenic flight takes you on an aerial adventure across Waiheke Island, the Hauraki Gulf and the Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoy informative and entertaining commentary along the way from your friendly Waiheke Wings pilot.

The Hauraki Gulf scenic flight is perfect for nature lovers and sightseers visiting Waiheke Island, a picturesque destination located just a one-hour ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Departing from Waiheke Aerodrome, this fixed wing aircraft flight will have you marvelling at incredible landscapes, crystal-blue waters, and the diverse marine life that call this area home.

During your scenic flight, keep an eye out for majestic whales and playful dolphins in the Hauraki Gulf, located between Waiheke Island and the Coromandel Peninsula. This area is home to approximately 45 Bryde's whales, as well as migrating whales and dolphins throughout the year. The experienced Waiheke Wings pilots will ensure you have the best vantage point to see these incredible creatures.

Whether you're a local looking to explore your own backyard or a visitor seeking an unforgettable experience, the Hauraki Gulf scenic flight is a must-do activity in Waiheke Island and Auckland. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the awe-inspiring views as the knowledgeable Waiheke Wings pilots provide informative commentary throughout the flight.


What you need to know

  • 45 minute scenic flight over the Hauraki Gulf
  • Aerial views of Waiheke Island and the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Whale and dolphin spotting opportunity
  • Informative pilot commentary throughout the flight
  • This experience has regular departures from 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week
  • The flight duration is 45-minutes
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from the Waiheke Wings base at Waiheke Aerodrome, 171 Carsons Road, Waiheke Island
Additional Information
  • Flights require a minimum of 2 paying fares to proceed
  • Children under 2 years are free of charge, a child fare applied to the children aged 2-11 year provided at least 2 adults are travelling on the flight
  • Passengers 12 years and older pay the adult fare
  • We are Carbon-Zero certified. This certification underlines our environmental leadership in the aviation industry, which we proudly lead the way with in 2017 as the first carbon zero airline in New Zealand. Our environmental best practice was recognized by being a finalist for ‘The Meaningful Travel Award’ in Sydney. Our team is composed of qualified pilots and professionals, eager to make your experience an unforgettable one, no matter whether you are a local or overseas visitor.
Cancellation Policy
  • __1 to 4pax Group Cancellation Policy:__
  • 6 days or greater notice no charge.
  • 5 days to 48 hours - 50% charge.
  • Less than 48 hours or no-show 100% charge. __5pax+ Group Cancellation Policy:__
  • 14 days or greater no charge.
  • 2-6 days prior 50% charge.
  • Less than 48 hours or no- show 100% charge.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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