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Take-off with Auckland Seaplanes

There are many fantastic things to do in Auckland, but one of the most enjoyable and exhilarating experiences available is a flight with Auckland Seaplanes. The views of the Hauraki Gulf, the islands and the city are just incredible, and add to that the thrill of water take offs and landings right in Auckland Harbour.

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Keytag Bonus:

Receive a 10% discount on flights when you have at least 4 persons on board, upon presentation of your Omega keytag! 

Auckland Seaplanes give you the opportunity to enjoy twenty breath-taking minutes of flight time, where you will soar out of the harbour, rapidly ascending to over 200-metres above the crater of the Rangitoto volcano. Then take a look at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, followed by a unique eye to eye view of the Sky Tower. Finally a breath-taking descent past the Harbour Bridge and back onto the water. This unique Auckland attraction also offers longer flights which take you further out into the Hauraki Gulf to discover the beauty of Waiheke Island with its ordered vineyards and tranquil sandy beaches.

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Discover the Hauraki Gulf on an unforgettable Auckland scenic flight (photo credit: Auckland Seaplanes)

The one-hour flight over Aotearoa is a very popular Auckland sightseeing tour which includes fantastic views of the luxurious island of Kawau, the famous beaches of Muriwai and Piha, and the rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea. Flyers can also choose a 45-minute Island hopping flight where you can actually choose the route.

Auckland Seaplanes offer some great activity combinations where you can enjoy not only one of the best Auckland scenic flights, but also partake some of the local hospitality. Choose from wine tasting and lunch at the Man O' War Vineyard or a 3-course dinner at the Oyster Inn, both on Waiheke Island. Or a delicious meal at the Beach House on Kawau Island surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Vivian Bay. Or combine the Rangitoto scenic circuit with world-class dining at one of the City of Sails iconic waterfront restaurants.

If you’re looking for adventurous things to do in Auckland, check out Auckland Seaplanes Waiheke Highlights tour. This full day trip includes a breath-taking scenic flight followed by a forest zip line, a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard and is rounded off with a relaxing cruise back to the city. You can even include an archery class or a laser clay bird shoot for a real day of adventure!

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Explore Auckland from one of Auckland Seaplanes de Havilland Beavers (photo credit: Auckland Seaplanes)

For those who love to fish, just imagine catching that big one in the exclusive waters of the Hauraki Gulf right off of the floats of the seaplane. You can even charter one of the seaplanes and enjoy a customised journey which you will never forget.

Auckland Seaplanes also offer many flights within the Bay of Islands as well as to the Central North Island Lakes. You can enjoy exploring the diverse, unique, natural and cultural treasures which each island and area possesses, and they can also make reservations for you at some of the finest hotels and eateries around.

Flights run daily during daylight hours, year-round, and depart from the Wynyard Wharf. The de Havilland Beaver aircraft used by Auckland Seaplanes are considered to be one of the best seaplanes ever constructed, and are maintained to the highest standards. They are 7-8-seaters with a comfortable leather interior and large windows, so, remember to bring your camera to take some spectacular shots. During the flight, you will enjoy complete flight information and a route map, along with an informative audio commentary. Remember that you may need to remove your shoes and get your feet wet during some transfers in some destinations, and for beach landings you might want to wear shorts or trousers which are easy to roll up.

After exploring Auckland from the air, why not resume your adventures on terra firma. Visitors wanting to make their way around and beyond New Zealand’s largest city should collect an Auckland Airport hire car from Omega and continue taking in everything New Zealand has to offer. 

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Keytag Bonus:

Receive a 10% discount on flights when you have at least 4 persons on board, upon presentation of your Omega keytag!