Papamoa Hills

About Trip:

Get the best views of the bay with panoramic views from the sky.

This scenic flight takes you around the region of Tauranga. This includes our iconic Mount Maunganui (mauao), a view of the inner harbour from the Bowentown Heads of Waihi to Matapihi, see the vast expansion of the city with industrial and residential builds, the historical remains of Maori Pa sites, and even marine life can often be seen during the summer months.

This flight provides a blend of different landscapes with white sand surf beaches, kiwifruit and avocado orchards, the valleys carved out of the rolling hills and our bustling city centre.

All of this with an unbelievable backdrop of the open ocean, isolated islands and coastal peninsulas, combined together to provide you with the most amazing photo opportunities.


  • Fly over the beautiful Tauranga Harbour
  • Lookout for sharks and stingrays in the shallows
  • Amazing views from every seat
  • Kiwifruit and Avocado Orchards
  • Experienced and knowledgeable Pilot

Trip Fact

  • Trip Name: Papamoa Hills
  • Trip Code: TL-448-304
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Type: Live Guide Tour
  • Activities: Helicopter Tour,Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Starting Point: Hanger 5, Tauranga Airport, Jean Batten Dr, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116
  • Ending Point: Hanger 5, Tauranga Airport, Jean Batten Dr, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116

Trip Grade
  • Difficulty
What to expect ?

Views around the region of Tauranga and coastline

Historical remains of Maori pa sites

Marine life can be seen in the summer months

Scenic flight in a helicopter


Sign in at Aerius hanger for an informative safety briefing

A 20-minute scenic flight around Tauranga

Return to the Aerius hanger.

Cost Details

Price Include:
  • Scenic Flight
  • Safety Briefing
  • Live commentary on board
  • Headsets to hear the guide
Price Exclude
  • N/A

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Allow cancellations with full refund up to 7 days before the tour start date.

Trip Notes

Please check in at the Aerius Hanger 15 minutes prior to your departure time.

Don't forget your camera for photo opportunities

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This tour is organised by Aerius Limited

Tauranga Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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