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Take an aerial tour of Auckland by helicopter on a 10-, 15-, 25- or 35-minute scenic flight. Gain access to views over the city and the Hauraki Gulf as your professional pilot narrates Auckland landmarks, such as the Sky Tower, from the air. Choose additional air time with flight options that hover above city beaches, the meandering coastline and the island volcanoes that dot Waitemata Harbour. 


  • Auckland helicopter tour with commentary provided by your pilot guide
  • Enjoy stunning 360 degree views of Auckland and the surrounding areas from the air
  • Choose from four flight itineraries
  • Helicopters depart from a central Auckland loaction

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An Auckland scenic helicopter tour is a great way to take in the stunning views of the 'City of Sails'. For the ultimate experience, take the coast to coast option for spectacular views over Waitemata Harbour, Auckland Harbour Bridge, the West Coast beaches and the Hauraki Gulf.

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What You Can Expect

Auckland Helicopter Tour

Piha Beach, Auckland

Take to the skies on a spectacular helicopter flight over Auckland, selecting from four flight itineraries that depart throughout the day. Select a 10-minute aerial flight, a 15-minute flight, a 25-minute Island Hopper or 35-minute Coast to Coast option. You'll enjoy panoramic views like no other as you listen to live narration provided by the knowledgeable pilot. 


City of Sails (10 minutes)
Choose the 10-minute City of Sails tour to fly over the harbor and Hauraki Gulf. Lifting off from the downtown Inflite heliport, fly over Waitemata Harbour to the north shore and Devonport naval base. Your route also takes you over the harbor bridge and the bobbing boats in Westhaven Marina. Fly back over Auckland’s city center and Viaduct Harbour, Sky Tower and Auckland Domain as you head toward Bastion Point for views of Mission Bay before landing back at the Inflite base after your 10-minute flight.

Volcanoes and Beaches (15 minutes)
Lifting off from the Inflite Heliport, the 15-minute Volcanoes and Beaches flight takes you flying over Waitemata Harbour , the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Viaduct Harbour, past the Sky Tower and Auckland Domain. The tour then heads east over the inner-harbor beaches and Auckland city suburbs to fly over the volcanic crater of Browns Island in the Hauraki Gulf to admire its classic volcanic cone. Fly over the summit of Rangitoto for stunning city views on the flight back to Auckland, landing at Inflite Heliport at Mechanics Bay after your 15-minute flight.

Island Hopper (25 minutes)
The 25-minute Island Hopper flight lifts off from the Inflite Heliport at Mechanics Bay, and takes you flying east over the perfect volcanic cone of Browns Island and over the Motuihe Island nature reserve to Waiheke Island. Fly along the island's south coast bays and peninsulas, then head east to fly over Rotoroa Island and the white sand beaches of Pakatoa Island. Fly above the Stony Batter historic reserve, and along Waiheke's north coast past beaches and inaccessible bays to take a look at Rakino Island and the Noises, past Motutapu Island and over the summit of Rangitoto Island. Enjoy views along the North Shore and Devonport on your final approach to the Inflite Heliport.

Coast to Coast (35 minutes)
Fly coast to coast from the Inflite Heliport at Mechanics Bay on the 35-minute flight over the inner harbor and the Auckland Harbor Bridge, over the city center and Avondale Racecourse to the upper reaches of Waitemata Harbour. Catch views of Auckland Zoo as you head west toward the Kumeu wine region and Muriwai and Piha beaches, and trace the coast south to Cornwallis at the southern tip of the west coast beaches. The route also takes you over One Tree Hill Domain, Cornwall Park and Ellerslie Racecourse as you head to Okahu Bay, Mission Bay, Kohimarama and St Heliers on your way across Motuihe Island to the western end of Waiheke Island. See the extinct volcano of Rangitoto Island as you fly over the Hauraki Gulf and its islands, then over Auckland's North Shore suburbs and Shoal Bay to Lake Pupuke, an extinct volcanic crater filled with freshwater, before making your descent to Inflite Heliport after your comprehensive 35-minute flight.

Customer Reviews

Pham Thanh Huy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Although there were some issues due to the emergency maintenance of the helicopter, the manager did a great job to organise an alternative schedule for us. everything else was just perfect


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

thank you all , this was a great way of seeing Auckland from a bird's eyes view as docking in port with a cruise liner and a time frame of 7 hours to visit the city it gives you a quick glance of what the city offers. Our pilot pin points some venues and area and will answer questions if you have queries he was awesome and the take off and landing were very smooth pleasurable excursion , would have been even better 5 minutes longer this was a first time experience for myself riding in a helicopter and I think it was worth doing it. Recommend it to anyone who is limited with time in staying in Auckland , add it to ur bucket list if you wish to experience an excursion which you have had not the chance to experience yet in ur life , truly recommend . thank you all for making this excursion run so smoothly. thumbs up! :-


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I was spending just a few days in Auckland and looking for an adventure - Inflite charters helicopter tours provided an awesome experience. Great ocean views, wonderful perspective of the city and something I would recommend. The tour is perfect if you are solo like me, or with a large group who also joined me for the flight. Highly recommended.

Sharon E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

we loved it!! thank you for an amazing experience.

Kierra Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Such an amazing experience!

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