Pauanui Scenic Flight
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.
Return Time40 minutes round trip
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
IncludedFree parkingGuided TourScenic Flight
Not Included1 Drink1 Main Course2 Course Lunch2-Course Meala fridge and all the catering equipment you may need. BBQ equipmentAir TaxiAirport Transferan ovenDinnerfishing equipmentFishing RodFlightGeo-Thermal SpaKayakingking size bed and the living room has a fold out sofa if required. Kitchen: gas stovesLunchOne bag of baitOne DrinkOvernight accommodation includes: Overnight weekday accommodation in a one bedroom chalet Return Scenic flight from Pauanui to Slipper Island; One bedroom self-contained chaletOvernight StayPrivate GuidesnorkelingSpaTaxi TransferTransportationWine-Tasting