Waiheke Island & Hauraki Gulf Scenic Seaplane Flight

Waiheke Island & Hauraki Gulf Scenic Seaplane Flight

From US$ 302.59 per person

Learn about the history of Auckland on a unique 1-hour scenic seaplane experience. Soak in picturesque views of Rangitoto, Motutapu, and Waiheke islands plus Auckland's skyline before an exhilarating water landing in Waitemata Harbour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Host or greeter
Audio guide included
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Admire breathtaking vistas above Auckland and over Hauraki Gulf islands
  • Learn about Auckland's history with live commentary from your experienced pilot
  • Gain a bird's-eye-view of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Waiheke islands
  • Enjoy an exhilarating water landing in the harbour then cruise back to the dock
Full description
Make your visit to Auckland Harbour memorable with a special seaplane flight over Auckland's gulf islands. Combine romance, adventure, and history on an exciting scenic flight that will showcase the very best of the Auckland region.  Cruise out into Auckland Harbour, the very heart of the 'City of Sails', ready for take-off. Soar over the majestic Auckland City in no time. Capture as many videos and photos as you like with large side windows that slope out. Admire beautiful city views and breath-taking coastal vistas of the Hauraki Gulf in the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the history of the Auckland region while soaking in spectacular aerial views of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Waiheke islands. Experience an exhilarating water landing in the Auckland Harbour and marvel at the picturesque city skyline. Your adventure concludes with a relaxing cruise along the harbour back to the dock at Wynyard Wharf. 
  • 30-minute scenic seaplane flight
  • Live commentary from your experienced pilot
  • Explore more of the Hauraki Gulf with an extended flight circuit
  • Transfer to Wynyard Wharf
Not suitable for
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Seaplane Base, 11 Brigham Street, Wynyard Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand. Ensure that you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure for check-in.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Flights are subject to weather and aircraft availability. Minimum participants are required to confirm flight departures, it is recommended that you allow some flexibility in your travel plans as your exact tour date and time may be different to the option selected.
  • You must provide all traveler's individual weights when booking. If a traveler's individual weight exceeds 110 kg please also contact the local operator after booking.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing as the temperature in the plane will be similar to outside.
  • Hand luggage only can be brought onboard the aircraft. If you have onward travel after your flight, your luggage can be stored free of charge at the seaplane office.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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A great way to see all of Auckland and the Waitemata Harbour.

An awesome experience that combines great views, great commentary and a friendly, witty and knowledgeable staff. Tourists and Aucklanders alike can really enjoy this experience, as you get a great view of the city, Waitemata and Hauraki Islands from a perspective you wouldn’t get any other way. Our pilot shared a breadth of knowledge on the geography and history of the region, and did so with a healthy dose of humour. If you want see Auckland then I highly recommend this experience.

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May 19, 2019

Großer Rundflug über Aucklands Inseln

Nachdem aus verschiedenen Gründen der Flug verschoben werden musste, dann endlich die Lücke im nunmehr aufkommenden Regen. Bei gutem Wetter und sehr guter Sicht ein manchmal holpriger aber sehr sicherer und sehr informativer Flug. Ein besonderes Erlebnis, wenn man Inseln von oben im Schnelldurchlauf liebt. Die Crew entpuppte sich als zauberhaft, teilweise mit ausgezeichnetem Deutsch auch als äußerst hilfreich und zuvorkommend. Ein zweiter Flug musste wiederum wegen des Wetters verschoben werden, was aber vor Ort keine Probleme bereitete. Für den Fall, dass sich etwas in der Planung ändert, wurden regelmäßig sowohl telefonische als auch Mail-Kontakte freundlich und informativ genutzt. Nach Anlaufschwierigkeiten nunmehr volle Punktzahl!

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March 8, 2019

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