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In the Air

Get a bird’s eye view of our 125km-long coastline, inland hills, offshore islands, sparkling estuaries, city suburbs and outlying rural towns. There’s no better way to get your bearings – and your thrills – than from up above!

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Aerius Helicopters Mount and City Scenic Flight

Tauranga

Experience a different view of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city. This flight will take you along the white sandy coastline to the Mount Main Beach. Fly around “The Mount” and over Matakana Island on your way to Tauranga city.

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Air Chathams

Tauranga

Priced at only $99 per seat, this is amazing value to experience 'real' flying in a 1945 Douglas DC-3. This aircraft is a true blue kiwi, having served with the Royal NZ Airforce, National Airways Corporation, and even an aerial top-dressing aircraft within NZ.

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Frontier Helicopters White Island Volcano Adventure

Whakatane

Our White Island Volcano Adventure is truly a unique experience, visiting a continuously active, living and breathing volcano is an essential destination for all who visit New Zealand.

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Tauranga Tandem Skydiving

Mt Maunganui

Experience the exhilaration of freefall from up to 12,000 feet with Tauranga Tandem Skydiving.

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Tauranga Aero Club

Mt Maunganui

Flying Club offering aviation minded folks social and participation involvement in their chosen hobby.

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Classic Flyers NZ

Mt Maunganui

During your travels through the Bay of Plenty and in particular Mount Maunganui, visit the Classic Flyers Historic Aviation Museum for an attraction to visit that combines a unique historic aviation museum with a first class cafe & bar.

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Gyrate NZ

Tauranga

Exhilarating​ open air flying in a Gyroplane suitable for adrenile junkies or sedate scenic tourists. Experience hands on control or soak up the Bay of Plenty from a bird's eye perspective.

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Sun Air Scenic Flights

Tauranga

Our friendly, experienced pilots can fly you over steaming White Island, an active marine volcano, or over the Rotorua lakes to the barren hulk of Mt Tarawera.

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Aerius Helicopters Papamoa Hills Scenic Flight

Tauranga

Departing Tauranga your flight will cover the beaches, around the Mount up the inner harbour to Omokoroa before tracking back to the airport via the Papamoa hills.

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Aerius Helicopters Mount and Maketu Scenic Flight

Tauranga

The best of the best, this flight takes in the features of all our shorter flights and combines them into one mega flight. Fly along the white beaches from the Mount main beach to Maketu.

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Aerius Helicopters Whangamata and Waihi Goldmine Scenic Flight

Tauranga

Fly past the iconic Mount Maunganui as we head along the coast to the isolated Coromandel town of Whangamata. You will see the wind swept beach of Matakana Island along with the vast inner Tauranga harbour.

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Aerius Helicopters Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Scenic Flight

Tauranga

Enjoy the views of the Tauranga region before heading over vast expanses of flourishing native and pine forests to the many and varied geothermal areas of the Rotorua.

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Aerius Helicopters Hobbiton Movie Set

Tauranga

Fly to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you will be guided through the 1,250 acre working sheep and cattle farm to the site used in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

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Aerius Helicopters White Island Scenic Flight

Tauranga

White Island is an active volcano in the middle of the sea. Located 52 kilometres off the Bay of Plenty coastline, White Island is a link in a chain of volcanoes called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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Aerius Helicopters White Island Volcano Tour

Tauranga

Once in a lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island. The unique lunar landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire.

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