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Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Auckland and Waiheke

Heletranz Ltd

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A scenic helicopter flight is a perfect way to view this beautiful region. Auckland has 55 volcanoes whose cones and lakes are best seen from the sky and landmarks such as the Sky Tower and the Harbour Bridge look spectacular from the air. The Twin Coast flight highlights the contrasting white and black sand beaches of the East and West coasts and the patchwork of orchards and vineyards below.  As you look down on the Waitemata Harbour you will see why Auckland is known as The City of Sails.

Choose 1 of 3 options on this exclusive scenic helicopter flight: Auckland City Spectacular (20 mins), Twin Coast and City (35 mins) or the Auckland Grand Scenic Tour (45 mins) covering the contrasting East and West coasts, Auckland City and wonderful Waiheke Island. All heli-tours offer breathtaking aerial views, allowing you to capture memories and photos of a unique part of this beautiful country. 

Your expert, knowledgeable pilot will be your guide throughout the flight.

What You'll Get

All tours include complimentary transfers from your Auckland City hotel to the heliport and back (approx 20 minutes each way). Before flying you will receive a safety briefing and have a chance for some photos. Bose noise-cancelling headsets allow your pilot to be your expert guide throughout the flight.

These stunning scenic helicopter flights create memories that last a lifetime.

Auckland City Spectacular 20 mins

Your pilot will fly from the heliport to the Harbour Bridge, past the historic Chelsea Sugar Works and over the Waitemata Harbour towards Auckland Zoo, Eden Park Stadium and the now extinct cones of Mount Eden and Mount Albert. See spectacular views of Cornwall Park and Auckland Museum as you head towards New Zealands tallest building, the stunning Sky Tower.

Leave the heart of the city and Auckland's Viaduct Harbour behind, soak up the amazing panoramic view that stretches out across the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf dotted with boats and idyllic islands.

Next an aerial view of Devonport Naval Base, Mt Victoria, North Head and Takapuna beach before choppering towards the crater of Rangitoto Island, Auckland's largest volcano which last erupted 550 years ago.

Your helicopter will then turn inland towards Lake Pupuke and up the east coast beaches, offering a private peek at their multi-million dollar houses and pools, before heading back to the heliport.

Flight time 20 mins. Allow approx 75 mins for the entire trip.

Twin Coast and City 35 mins

Experience a fabulous overview of the heart of New Zealand with this stunning 35-minute scenic helicopter flight which depicts the contrasting beauty of East and West coasts, white and black sand beaches, farmland, vineyards, rivers, lakes and the sea plus all the highlights of the Auckland City Spectacular tour including the Sky Tower.

See the Islands and glistening waters of the Hauraki Gulf from above and realise why Auckland is called the City of Sails. Capture some incredible photos and create lasting memories with this exceptional experience.

Flight time 35 mins. Allow approx 90 minutes for the entire trip.

Auckland Grand Scenic Tour 45 mins

This is the best of the best; a scenic flight that includes the Auckland City Spectacular, the Coast to Coast and wonderful Waiheke Island. After experiencing the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coast beaches and the famous city highlights, your helicopter will track out across the Hauraki Gulf. You will see blue waters dotted with sails, fly over the islands of Motutapu and Motuihe before reaching the jewel in the crown, Waiheke with its rolling Vineyards, stunning mansions and secluded bays. It is obvious from the sky why people come from all over the world to visit this idyllic slice of paradise.

Flight time 45 mins. Allow approx. 1 hour 40 minutes for the entire trip.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All flights are subject to weight and weather restrictions and to pilot and helicopter availability.
  • Passengers over 100kg may be required to purchase an additional comfort seat.
  • Fuel surcharges may apply.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Prices include complimentary transfers to and from your Auckland City Hotel and the heliport. GST and landing fees are also included and free parking is available at the heliport if required.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Auckland City Hotels only)
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Free parking
  • Your expert, knowledgeable pilot will be your guide throughout the flight.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Detours and additional flying time are not included but may be possible at an additional cost, please enquire before departure.

Departure Point
234 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

Departure Time

The heliport operates 7 days a week and flights depart at various times during the day.

The heliport is based at 234 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland 0632.

You will need to be at the heliport 15 minutes prior to flight departure for a safety briefing and to have the chance to take some photos.

Your package includes free transfers by private taxi from your Auckland City hotel to and from the heliport, typically these take about 20-30 minutes, though times may vary according to traffic and the time of day.

We have free on-site parking at the heliport if required.

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions. 

45 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.