Fly to Cape Reinga: Scenic Flights & 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

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8 reviews

Activity provider: Salt Air

Fly to Cape Reinga: Scenic Flights & 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Salt Air
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From US$ 290.32 per person

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Discover Cape Reinga on a half-day tour including return scenic flights over the Northland coastline. Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided driving tour of Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Tapotupotu Bay, and Te Paki sand dunes. Includes light refreshments and hotel transfers.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop off available from selected Paihia accommodation. The local operator will advise your pick-up details after booking.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Enjoy two stunning scenic flights over the remote beauty of the far north of New Zealand between Cape Reinga and Paihia
  • Discover the top of New Zealand on a 2.5-hour guided driving tour
  • Walk around the Cape Reinga Lighthouse where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy light refreshments with delicious freshly baked treats
  • See the Te Paki quicksand stream with its giant sand dunes
Full description
Explore the rugged Northland beauty of Cape Reinga, located at the top end of New Zealand, on a half-day tour from Paihia. Combine scenic return airplane flights and a driving tour with plenty of stops to make the most of your visit to this remote North Island region.  After pick-up from your hotel, fly above stunning oceanic landscapes, including spectacular harbors and beaches on a 45-minute scenic flight to Cape Reinga. From Ninety Mile Beach, fly inland to an airfield located only 20-kilometers from the Cape Reinga lighthouse. Upon landing, set off for a 2.5-hour guided driving tour with an experienced guide. Arrive at the Cape Reinga Lighthouse after a 20-minute drive and see where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Your local guide will accompany you on a walk to the lighthouse, sharing the myths and legends of this very spiritual area.  Enjoy fresh oven-baked treats for morning tea, and then rejoin the vehicle for a short drive to Tapotupotu Bay where you can go for a swim. After a stroll on the beach or a swim, finish with a stop at the Te Paki quicksand stream where you can try to surf down giant sand dunes. On the return 1-hour flight, soar over more spectacular coastal scenery. Fly above Great Exhibition Bay’s pure white silica sand and crystal clear water - one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Paihia.
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off at selected hotels in Paihia
  • Scenic flights to and from Cape Reinga
  • 2.5-hour guided driving tour
  • Light refreshments
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All departures are subject to weather conditions and require a minimum of 2 passengers
  • During the winter months, due to wet weather, the aircraft may not be able to land at Cape Reinga; on these occasions an alternate option will be offered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Nice tour, little time on site

The flight and the organization worked great, we were also lucky with the weather. The flight itself was great with great views, as expected. I would have wished for a little more time on site both at the Cape itself and on the beach. You could only pant quickly to the light tower and quickly take a few pictures, then it went on. Swimming on the beach, as stated in the description, was not actually intended. We jumped in quickly, but didn't have time for tea and cake. Overall, the tour was great, but I would have preferred to pay a little more and enjoy the time there.

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March 23, 2014

This was one of the best activities that we have done. Great guide, fabulous views, great way to see this part of New Zealand.

February 27, 2021

February 29, 2020

Product ID: 11264