All Tours booking are available on desktop only

Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

14 Reviews
  • Product Details
  • Reviews
  • Important Information

Discover the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands by helicopter as you fly over crystal blue waters, beautiful island beaches and stunning scenery. You’ll also enjoy a fabulous perspective of the region’s most famous natural formation, the Hole in the Rock, only possible to see by air or water.

With different options available, you can now choose to try the unique experience of landing on top of the Hole in the Rock.

Select the 20-minute option for a scenic helicopter flight that will take you over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi, where the treaty between the British colonialists and local Maori people was signed.
For a unique experience, select the scenic helicopter flight and Hole in Rock landing option. Fly over the Bay of Islands, before landing for 15 minutes on the newly built helipad on top of the Hole in Rock. Exit the helicopter and be surrounded by steep cliffs and stunning scenery. Take in the views towards Cape Brett. There are also plenty of photo opportunities.

For the ultimate experience, select the Hole in Rock landing and walk option. You'll enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands before landing on top of the Hole in the Rock. Take a short walk with your Maori guide who will share the island's unique history. as well as its cultural and ecological significance. Very few people in history, including Maori, have ever ventured on the island in this way before!

All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.

Customer Reviews
  • Alan R
    January 2017

    An amazing experience. It's costly, sure, but well worth it. The area is beautiful and to get a chance to see it from above is too good to miss. The pilot provided an interesting commentary on the history and landmarks there and back to the hole in the rock, and even pointed out a huge shoal of fish for us. There are plenty of photo opportunities so make sure your batteries are charged up- you won't want to miss a moment of this magical trip.

  • Debra D
    October 2016

    Excellent way to view the bay of islands. Staff were very friendly and professional, went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience.

  • Colin C
    April 2016

    In a word 'fantastic'.

    Will worth the trip.

    The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. A great experience.

Product Details
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock
  • Commentary by pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Please also request what departure time you prefer - we will endeavour to confirm a time close this as possible
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Paihia helipad

Departure Time and Comments

Varies /



Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Millennium Hotels and Resorts sell travel experiences on behalf of Viator, Inc as an agent.

If you have any questions or doubts, please take a look at our online FAQs.