Taranaki is one of New Zealand's most underrated destinations for domestic and international tourists alike. Located at New Plymouth Airport, we are ideally located to take you to view some of the best the west coast of the North Island has to offer. We can tailor-make a trip or you can choose from one of the trips below.
Throughout your flights with us, our pilots can provide commentary on the history of the area pointing out historic landmarks and sites, places of significance and interesting formations.
Safety is paramount - all flights are carried out in accordance with Civil Aviation Rules. Before boarding your flight, you will be given a helicopter safety briefing by our competent and friendly staff. Our pilots are highly experienced and take your safety and comfort seriously.
Taranaki Maunga Volcano Tour
Flight duration: approximately 50 minutes.
No stop-offs. Allow 1 hour.
The majestic Taranaki Maunga stands at 2,518 metres high grandly presiding of the Taranaki region and is surrounded by the lush forest of Te Papakura o Taranaki (formerly Egmont National Park). The volcano last erupted in 1755 AD and is now considered dormant.
Our flight takes off from New Plymouth airport and travels along the coast, past New Plymouth city, Port Taranaki, Paritutu and the Sugarloaf Islands (Ngā Motu) towards the headwaters of the Stony River (Hangatahua) where the trip then ascends towards the volcano summit. From there, we swoop down to Ahukawakawa swamp and the Pouakai and Kaitake Ranges before heading back to the airport.
Price: $450 per person incl GST.
Minimum 4 passengers.
For availability of the Taranaki Maunga tour, contact us on 0800 246 359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jurassic Falls Adventure Tour
Flight duration: approximately 60 minutes.
One-stop off. Allow 2 hours.
Matapeka Falls (aka Jurassic Falls) is a remote waterfall in North Taranaki, hidden in amongst lush bushland. It is private and secluded for that amazing getaway and it is also one of our most popular trips!
Our flight heads north along the rugged North Taranaki coastline past Waitara, Urenui and White Cliffs to the mouth of the Tongaporutu river then travelling inland up the Hutiwai wetland (the longest coastal wetland in the North Island).
We land at the base of the waterfall where there is time for a bush walk, swim or picnic; or time to simply enjoy the tranquillity.
When the skies are clear, you can see Ruapehu across to the Central Plateau and Taranaki Maunga on the flight back.
Price: $500 per person incl GST.
Minimum 4 passengers.
For availability of the Jurassic Falls tour, contact us on 0800 246 359 or email@example.com
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