• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)
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Explore the aerial terrain around the Auckland region and its volcanic Island’s during a 40-minute seaplane tour. Fly over Auckland landmarks such as the Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge, and take in the bird's-eye views of Lake Pupuke, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, and Brown’s islands from above before a landing next to the Harbour Bridge. Hear live commentary from the pilot on natural features such as white-sand beaches and volcanic craters dotting the Hauraki Gulf. Select a morning or afternoon flight.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight by seaplane over Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf
  • Fly low over Rangitoto Island for an excellent view of its volcanic crater
  • Take in the scenery of Motutapu, Motuihe and Brown’s islands
  • Learn about the history of the region and seaplane aviation from your expert pilot
  • Complete an orbit of the Auckland Sky tower and land beside the Harbour Bridge

What You Can Expect

Auckland Seaplane Tour

Auckland Seaplane Tour

Meet your pilot at Wynyard Quarter in central Auckland and board one of our 2 De Havilland Beaver 8 seater seaplanes for a memorable 20-minute flight over the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf.

Expect the entire experience to last about 40 minutes in the aircraft including an exciting water take-off. Slip on the provided radio headset to hear your pilot’s narration, and peer down at the yachts dotting Auckland Harbour. Soar over the freshwater crater of Lake Pupuke en-route to the Hauraki Gulf. Gaze down at Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s youngest volcano, as your seaplane flies just 500 feet (150 meters) above the crater before continuing over Motutapu Island. Loop back towards the Auckland region by way of forested Motuihe Island, a recreational reserve that contains Maori archaeological artifacts, a historic cemetery and military installations from both world wars. Your pilot then passes close by Brown’s Island, one of the best-preserved volcanic craters in the Auckland Volcanic Field.

Your pilot points out city landmarks such as the Auckland Museum and the orbits the 1,076-foot (328-meter) Sky Tower before splashing down on the water next to the Harbour Bridge and taxiing back to shore, where your aerial tour ends.

Customer Reviews

lorimabee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was walking distance from the cruise port and was a beautiful walk along the water! Our pilot was good natured, entertaining and shared great history about the city of Auckland. The entire family thought it was an experience of a lifetime! We enjoyed a beautiful view of the city and would definitely come back and do this tour again!

Ronald J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Compared with some of the sightseeing flights I saw advertised, this was great value for money.
A great way to see some of the outlying islands near Auckland and a great look at the city.
This was a treasured highlight.

dlmaddocks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our Seaplane tour. Mark is an excellent pilot and our flight was exhilarating with other smooth take off and landing. We luckily had good weather so no choppy waters to conrtend with.
They were happy to take photos before and after the flight and we also purchased the go pro video of our flight.
I dont like heights so I was a bit concerned beforehand but look forward to doing more flights at other scenic places.
Highly recommend.

djb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved it!!!! Pilot was great!!! Plane was a wonderful vintage sea plane and the views were beautiful!

vicki28uk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

fantastic experience

Sidney G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a surprise tour for my husband that I planned as a shore excursion from our ship. We were on the Seaplane with two other couples, and one person had to sit without a window. This was not fair to that person since it was very hard for them to see anything. We really liked the company, the tour was wonderful since you really got a spectacular view of Auckland and its islands which gave us a better understanding of this wonderful city. I would take another Seaplane Tour in another city!

Ellie

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Awesome tour. The pilot gave good instructions and commentaries. Good view of Auckland and surrounds.

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