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Sky-high things to do in Auckland

Experience Auckland and the surrounding areas like never before with Air Auckland’s selection of scenic flights, allowing you an exclusive, bird’s eye view of its most beautiful scenery, coastlines and islands. It’s a trip you’ll never forget and makes for a fantastic surprise gift for your family or friends. 

We operate round-trip scenic flights and packages from Ardmore Airport in Auckland to view and visit some of the most beautiful destinations, including Raglan, Whitianga, Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island, Slipper Island, the rugged west coast and the mighty Coromandel.

Feel like a VIP with private flights and stay on Slipper Island

Ever wanted to jet to a private island resort? That’s what we offer with our Private Island Stay trip, complete with a scenic flight to Slipper Island, a one-night stay in a chalet on Slipper Island Resort, and a flight back to Admore Airport in Auckland the following day. It’s a whirlwind adventure that is perfect for those looking for something extra special. 

Slipper Island is just 3km east of the famous Coromandel Penisula, which is known for its beautiful landscape and visitor hotspots, including Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and the wild Coromandel ranges. Once you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of Auckland City, you’ll sit back and relax with these stunning views on your own scenic tour on the way to Slipper Island where your chalet awaits. The chalet is equipped with one bedroom, perfect for couples and is the perfect place to create a romantic homemade meal or BBQ in the privacy of your own space. You can walk the quiet sandy beaches, swim, snorkel, kayak or fish with the backdrop of an incredible sunrise with the feeling of being very much at ease. The resort makes up 95% of the 224-hectare island, so you can explore nearly the entire island at your leisure before hopping back on a flight to Auckland’s Ardmore Airport, operated by us.

Auckland Scenic Flights you can do in an hour or less!

If you’re pressed for time but want to make the most of your day in Auckland, we offer scenic flights across Auckland’s best views in an hour or less round trip by air. This is one of the most memorable ways to see the sights, with unparalleled and uninterrupted views. Things to do in Auckland don’t get much more unique than this!

Aerial view on a small vineyard. Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

Experience Auckland and Waiheke Island - 55 minutes

Get a fully guided airborne tour from Ardmore Airport, offering unique views across the City of Sails and local knowledge. Get a sweeping view of the Harbour Bridge, Central City, Sky Tower, Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, as well as all the beautiful bays, coastline and outer city sights on the way!

Sunset pacific landscape with a volcano on a horizon. Rangitoto island in Hauraki gulf, view from Devonport, Auckland. New Zealand.

Volcanic adventures - 45 minutes

Take in the best view of the city and the sleeping giant that is Rangitoto Island, one of Auckland’s many volcanoes, but easily the most famous. Appreciate the variety of views over Auckland City and surrounding areas before heading into the harbour and around the magnificent dormant Rangitoto, before heading back to Auckland’s Ardmore Airport.

Piha beach which is located at the West Coast in Auckland,New Zealand.

Visit the rugged west coast - 55 minutes

Go west with black sands, rugged coasts and sweeping countryside. Get an eyeful of the unique urban landscape and geography, starting at the Awhitu Penisula and Manukau Heads, before heading straight for the famous west coastline. Take in Piha’s famous glittering black sands, Lion Rock, Whatipu Beach and the surrounding mountains, reservoirs and native bush before heading back into the thick of Auckland City, complete with multiple volcanoes, the Sky Tower and the bustling business district. On the way back to Ardmore Airport, you’ll view Waiheke Island, the Hauraki Gulf and the coastline that completes this area’s diverse landmarks.

The beautiful landscape of Motuihe Island and Hauraki Gulf of North Island, New Zealand.

Discover the islands of the Hauraki Gulf - 50 minutes

Amongst the large, deep blue body of water, you’ll see a collection of 50 islands that make up the Hauraki Gulf to the east of Auckland. Within this cluster of beautiful islands are seabird sanctuaries surrounded by plenty of marine life that thrive in the rich waters of protected marine reserves.

The views are spectacular, and no two islands are alike, making this a brilliant and unique way to experience the Hauraki Gulf that can only be seen from above. With flexible departure times and free parking at Ardmore Aiport, this scenic flight is wrapped up in a bow, ready to be gifted and enjoyed.

If you’re almost done with exploring Auckland and want to jet off to other places for a spell, we have packages that are return trips from Auckland to Whitianga, Raglan and the Coromandel, complete with short stays at the destination for lunch, dinner or a visit to the geothermal Lost Springs. Exploring the areas around Auckland without actually having to travel from Auckland yourself is made incredibly convenient with our round-trip scenic flight package deals!

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