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Whitianga Scenic Flight

Whitianga Scenic Flight

$149 / per person
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Shakespeare Cliff and Cooks Beach

Get airborne with Air Auckland for a scenic flight around Mercury Bay in the Coromandel. Departing from the coastal town of Whitianga you’ll head North to Matarangi, Whangapoua, and New Chums Beach, along the coast with stunning views of Great Mercury Islands, Opito Bay and Great Barrier in the distance. Flying over the white sand beaches, high cliff tops, plunging into the sea, as well as secluded bays and coves only visible by plane or boat.

From there you will continue down the coast to Hahei, and Hot Water Beach. Shortly after that, you’ll arrive at the critically acclaimed, Cathedral Cove and fly over Cooks Beach. We will head back to Whitianga after that. Flight experience will be around 30 minutes and will leave you in awe of a coastal paradise.

This 30-minute scenic flight experience is sure to surprise including unique views of:

  • Shakespeare Cliff
  • Whitianga town center
  • Cathedral Cove including our very own “hole in the rock”
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Opito Bay with views of the Great Mercury Islands and Great Barrier in the distance
  • Matarangi, Whangapoua, and New Chums Beach

Be sure to take lots of photos and videos with friends and family.

  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
    30 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 Whitianga Airport;


30-minute scenic flight experience over the Mercury Bay on the Coromandel Penisula;

Touch down

Back at Whitianga Airport. We hope you enjoy your adventure with us. Please review us on Trip Advisor
Enjoy all that the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer with a scenic flight with Air Auckland. Mercury Bay has many great attractions from beaches, water sports, forest walks, and boat excursions。 Take in the visual diversity without leaving the comfort of your own private plane. Be sure to take lots of photos of all the great landmarks like Shakespeare Cliff and Cathedral Cove as your experienced travel guide identifies them.
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.