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Pauanui Scenic Flight

Pauanui Scenic Flight

$169 / per person
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Pauanui Departure (South)

We leave pristine Pauanui Beach for Slipper Island(Whakahau-‘windy place”). From there it’s South down the coast past Mt Pauanui to Opoutere Beach. At the southern end of Opoutere Beach lies the winding entrance to the Wharekawa harbor which is protected by a spectacular sandspit.

A little further South we explore Onemana Beach with its golden sands and sweep of Pohutukawa trees.

From there across Whangamata, it’s two beautiful beaches with swimmers and surf action, across the boating marina and up the harbor back to Opoutere where we can again observe the idyllic offshore Islands before landing back at Pauanui.

Get Airborne with Air Auckland for a Scenic flight departing from Pauanui.

There are TWO options that you could choose from:

  • Pauanui Departure (North)
  • Pauanui Departure (South)

Each of the two 40-minute scenic flight is sure to surprise you and the beloved ones. You can buy this as a gift for friends or family!

Pauanui Departure (North)

Departing pristine Pauanui Beach with its airfield stretching from the estuary to the beach we cross to Slipper Island(Whakahau-“windy place”). After an orbit of the island( named by Captain Cook on his second voyage to New Zealand), we head via Shoe Island to Tairua Beach and then coastal northbound for Sailors Grave(Te Karo Bay) the site thought to be the oldest Sailors grave in NZ(1842).

We then take in Hahei and the natural springs of Hot Water Beach before crossing Cathedral Cove with its Kayaks and Snorkelers to Cooks Beach.

Cooks beach boasts some of New Zealand’s oldest history. Capt James Cook sailed on the HMS Endeavor into Mercury Bay in 1769 to make anchor there. The same bay that Kupe the mythical Polynesian explorer had chosen when he first landed in New Zealand calling it Aotearoa.

We then pass Whitianga into beautiful Mercury Bay before turning back South for Pauanui past the stunning beaches we explore again, with the rugged Coromandel Ranges as the backdrop.

This 40-minute scenic flight experience is sure to surprise you with the unique views this region could offer. Be sure to take lots of photos and videos with friends and family.

40 mins
none+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
    40 minutes round trip
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    Free parking
    Guided Tour
    Scenic Flight
  • Not Included
    1 Drink
    1 Main Course
    2 Course Lunch
    2-Course Meal
    a fridge and all the catering equipment you may need. BBQ equipment
    Air Taxi
    Airport Transfer
    an oven
    fishing equipment
    Fishing Rod
    Geo-Thermal Spa
    king size bed and the living room has a fold out sofa if required. Kitchen: gas stoves
    One bag of bait
    One Drink
    Overnight accommodation includes: Overnight weekday accommodation in a one bedroom chalet Return Scenic flight from Pauanui to Slipper Island; One bedroom self-contained chalet
    Overnight Stay
    Private Guide
    Taxi Transfer

Tour Plan


How it goes...

Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your agreed flight time at Pauanui iSite Center. Our pilot will guide you to Pauanui Airport and get ready for your flight.


40-minute scenic flight experience

Touch down

Back at Pauanui Airport. We hope you enjoy your adventure with us. Please review us on Trip Advisor
Terms and Conditions Schedule Changes Air Auckland Limited reserves the right to postpone or cancel a flight due to weather or other circumstances. If the flight is canceled due to weather issues, the flight will be rebooked to another suitable day. Voucher Terms Valid for one person per ticket. Flights are on a shared basis. Minimum of 2 people per flight, single bookings are wait-listed to confirm. Must be used in 1 visit. The ticket holder will forfeit the fare if canceled within 48 hours or no show. Air Auckland will reschedule the flight for free once if the ticket holder cancels the fight outside 48 hours. A $30 fee per ticket will apply if the ticket holder needs to reschedule the flight for more than once;a $50 fee per ticket will be charged if the voucher holder cancels outside of 48 hours and the remaining amount will be refunded. All transactions will be billed in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of GST. Arrival Schedule Provide Booking Reference upon arrival. Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your flight.