PHL New Plymouth - Scenic Flights


Taranaki – voted second best region in the world by Lonely Planet


A whole new range of fun and exciting helicopter rides, scenic flights and adventure tours has been launched for New Plymouth and around Taranaki this year. Treat your family to a flight around Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) or perhaps fly over New Plymouth city and along the rugged Taranaki coastline. There's so much to see from the air!

If you don't see the trip you want from the tours offered below, just call and we will create it for you!

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All prices include GST.

Flight NP1  - Cape Egmont Lighthouse & Stony River Tour

Flight time - Approximately 45 minutes.

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Fly past the Sugar Loaf Islands and Marine Park, around the coastline passing Oakura while enjoying the views of Mt Taranaki and the Kaitake Ranges from the Tasman Sea. Head toward Cape Egmont Lighthouse, the western-most point of the Taranaki coast, then inland up the Stony River. Sweep over the Pouakai Ranges and fly back to New Plymouth. An amazing piece of Taranaki history in one trip.

No stops. Allow 1 hour.

If the flight cost was shared, it would cost:
 1 passenger $1,400
 2 passengers $700 each
 3 passengers $467 each
 4 passengers $350 each

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Flight NP2  - White Cliffs Beach

Flight time - Approximately 40 minutes.

Helicopter flight to Taranaki's White Cliffs


A superb flight along the North Taranaki ocean coast to the spectacular White Cliffs. Fly along the stunning beach and soar with the gulls!

Hover over the cliffs with views over the Pukearuhe Historic Reserve and view the historic fortified Pa sites.

At low tide, we can land and go for a short walk along the beach and visit an old stock Tunnel that was carved through the sandstone cliffs over a century ago. One stop off. Allow 1 hour.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight cost was shared, it would cost:
 1 passenger $1,340
 2 passengers $670 each
 3 passengers $447 each
 4 passengers $335 each

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Flight NP3  - Okurukuru Winery Flight

Flight time - Approximately 40 minutes.


This flight is for those who want to taste the finer things in life.

Fly over New Plymouth City, via the Port and Sugar Loaf Islands before heading out to Oakura. We land on the cliff top at Okurukuru Winery, allowing you the time to eat a beautifully prepared meal, with the Kaitake Ranges as your background, and the Tasman Sea as your horizon.


Please Note: Meal not included in price of flight. Winery booking essential.

One stop off. Allow 2 hours.

If the flight cost was shared, it would cost:
 1 passenger $1,200
 2 passengers $600 each
 3 passengers $400 each
 4 passengers $300 each

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Flight NP4  - Mt Taranaki Volcano Tour

Flight time - Approximately 50 minutes.

Helicopter flight to Mt Taranaki


Voted the Number 1 attraction in Venture Taranaki's TOP 10 MUST DOs poll.

A visit to New Plymouth just isn 't complete without a helicopter ride over the mountain!

No stop offs. Allow one hour.

The 2518-metre-high mountain is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. A secondary cone, Fanthams Peak (1966 m), is on the south side.

Mt Taranaki (aka Mt Egmont) in geological terms is young, having commenced activity approximately 135,000 years ago. The most recent volcanic activity was the production of a lava dome in the crater and its collapse down the side of the mountain in the 1850s or 1860s.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight cost was shared, it would cost:
 1 passenger $1,600
 2 passengers $800 each
 3 passengers $534 each
 4 passengers $400 each

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Flight NP5  - Jurassic Waterfall Adventure Tour

Flight time - Approximately 65 minutes.

  • Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and his wife Carry visiting Jurassic Falls
  • Matapeka Falls by helicopter
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  • Flying to Jurassic Falls up the Hutawai wetland

A real expedition and our all-time favourite trip! Fly along the Taranaki coastline to the mouth of the Tongaparutu river, travelling up the Hutawai wetland which is the longest coastal wetland in the North Island.

We land the helicopter at the base of the Matapeka Falls and there’s time for a short walk or even a swim if the weather's good. Why not take a picnic or simply enjoy the tranquillity.

One stop off. Allow 2 hours.

The rocks at the base of the falls contain ancient fossils which are truly amazing.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight cost was shared, it would cost:
 1 passenger $1,940
 2 passengers $970 each
 3 passengers $647 each
 4 passengers $485 each

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Flight NP6  - Mokau River Tour

Flight time - Approximately 85 minutes.

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  • Mangatoi Station 1930

Includes the Jurassic Waterfall Adventure Tour shown above but then carries on to the historic Mangatoi Station.

On arrival, the pilot will take you on a tour of the abandoned woolshed, village and coalmines. This place just breathes history! Pack a picnic lunch and the pilot will boil the billy!

Mangatoi is on the Mokau river and is a great place to kick back and relax miles from anywhere.

Mangatoi Stations runs a herd of 400 Angus cattle on the old sheep station and a apiary harvesting Manuka honey.

Two stop offs. Allow 4 hours.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight cost was shared, it would cost:
 1 passenger $2,580
 2 passengers $1,290 each
 3 passengers $860 each
 4 passengers $645 each

If you don't see the just the trip you want around New Plymouth or Taranaki, simply call and we will create it for you!

All flights are subject to suitable weather and Civil Aviation Authority requirements.

We reserve the right to make changes to our prices and terms and conditions without notice.

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