Cape Reinga Scenic Flight
Forming the northern tip of New Zealand, Cape Reinga is a site of rare beauty, whose attractiveness is qualified by its isolation and the long hours of driving necessary to get there. An excellent way to fully enjoy this site while saving time and energy is to opt for an overflight from the Bay of Islands, combined with a bus journey to reach the cape. This half day will be an opportunity to admire this region in all its splendor from the sky, and reach the cape without having to drive.
The flight takes place from Kerikeri Airport, in a mini-plane where each passenger benefits from his porthole. Before takeoff, the pilot gives us a fascinating commentary on what we are going to observe and on the history of the region. The overflight is over the West Coast, with breathtaking views including the famous beach of Ninety Miles Beach. We land in a field near the cape.
The tour then continues on an air-conditioned bus, for a guided route to the northern tip of the country. We reach the lighthouse at Cape Reinga where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Tourist buses from Paihia have not yet arrived, so we can avoid the crowds. After a stroll on the site offering superb photo opportunities, we then go to the sand dunes of Te Paki, where those who wish can indulge in sandboarding, that is to say hitting the sand dune in tobogganing, fun time guaranteed! All good things come to an end, then we hit the road again to reach the plane.
During the return flight which lasts about an hour, we fly over the magnificent east coast, where the white, pink and yellow beaches are linked. We fly over the superb isolated bays of Parengarenga and Great Exhibition, before finishing in style with the Bay of Islands and its 150 islands.
If you are fond of coastal atmospheres and the legendary Cape Reinga attracts you, ask us to include this superb excursion in your itinerary. In addition to spending a unique moment, you will appreciate the time and energy saved by saving yourself the long round trip by car to the cape.
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