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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Scenic Helicopter Tour Including Hole in the Rock

North Island, New Zealand
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Hop in a helicopter for a 20-minute aerial tour over the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett. When your cruise ship docks at the Bay of Islands, enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi. View the iconic natural landmark from above while your professional pilot narrates the sights on this scenic helicopter flight.
  • 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands
  • See the iconic natural formation of the Hole in the Rock
  • Get bird's-eye views of the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
On this shore excursion, get an aerial perspective of the Bay of Islands’ most famous rock formation — the Cape Brett Hole in the Rock — only possible to see by air or water. Depart Paihia on your 20-minute helicopter tour, flying above the historic townships of Russell and Waitangi, site of the treaty signing between Maori leaders and British colonialists.

All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views of the must-see sights. Your pilot navigates above the crystal-clear waters, island beaches and stunning landmarks while providing commentary as you marvel at the natural beautify in the Bay of Islands. 

You’ll hover above the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett before landing at Paihia. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Bay of Islands port for your ship's departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


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Unfortunately this trip was...
, Jan 2018
Unfortunately this trip was cancelled due to bad weather. The organisation organised a refund with Victor so this was good.
Amazing scenery from up above. Well...
Tom C
, Sep 2017
Amazing scenery from up above. Well worth doing but we did find the 20 minutes just went so very quickly. Perhaps, for the money, an extra ten minutes would be good but overall, fantastic and definitely recommended.
amazing views we had already been on...
Marion E
, Apr 2016
amazing views we had already been on boat trip so it was good to see from the sky as well.The company was very helpful as when we arrived for our pre booked flight it was quite misty so we couldn't go but when we suggested we would do boat trip first they were very accommodating with changing time
Definitely worth it.would do it again...
, Mar 2014
Definitely worth it.would do it again in a heartbeat.

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