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“The new Hole in The Rock trip's supremo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salt Air Tours

Salt Air Tours
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
64 9 402 8338
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Ranked #2 of 38 activities in Paihia
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Salt Air's helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights and tours offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and island scenery. Our guided tour options and island escapes will also leave you with an appreciation of our beaches, local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland.
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“The new Hole in The Rock trip's supremo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Even though we are locals, Saltair's helicopter trip to their new platform right at the peak of this awesome rock outcrop just blew us away. The Paihia welcome,the flights out and back over the hundreds of islands in the Bay, the spectacular approach, the landing on the rock, the veiw points, the skill and local knowledge of Manu our pilot all contributed to mile-wide smiles during and certainly after the adventure. We now have a whole new appreciation of our magic Bay of Islands.
Go again? - yes please.

Visited March 2013
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Fantastic to get your feedback on our new trip, it's an amazing experience isn't it. We are getting a lot of both kiwis and international visitors do this trip and they all equally appreciate just how special and privileged it is to visit Motukokako (The Hole in the Rock). We had even had a few people moved to tears.
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“Fabulous Day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We did the heli cruise which I thought was great value for rnoney. The first part had us taken by motor boat around the Bay of Islands being dropped off at 2 islands to explore. We then we taken out to the helicopter landing pad which is on a raft in the middle of one of the bays and flown back to Paihia after a scenic flight around the Bay. A great experience and highly recommended

Visited February 2013
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks very much for your review of our Heli Cruise, great to hear you had such a good day with us. We see you also enjoyed our Cape Reinga Tour a few years ago, so wonderful to have you as a regular customer - come and see us again next time you are in the Bay of Islands!
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A Moment to Remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

It was our first time in a helicopter and to New Zealand. Aussie, Aussie . What a way to see the Bay of Islands.Magnificent views, Wonderful Pilot who can land on a small target. Awesome experience. Would recommend the trip to everyone. Would definetly go again if the opportunity comes

Visited February 2013
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thanks for the great review Tony, glad it was so memorable for you. We'd welcome you back here any time, we love Aussies :-)
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“Land on Hole in the Rock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had not been on a helicopter for 25 years and decided to go on a 45 min tripp to the hole in the rock and too land on it. The landing area is only new and we were approx the 20th plus too land on it, Went at 8.00 in the morning, great time to fly. Great flight. Fully recommend.

Visited February 2013
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Fantastic to get a recommendation for our new product to land on top of the Hole in the Rock, we have certainly found that everyone that has landed so far has loved it. Thanks for taking the time to provide a review.
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“Unforgettable, start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We did the heli island escape and it was the best money we spent on our honeymoon. The helicopter ride was a great way to see the Bay of Islands and we were dropped at a beautiful and secluded area with provisions for a thoroughly pleasant afternoon. What really sets Salt Air apart though, is the staff. They were friendly, obliging and knowledgeable and they really made us feel special.

Visited February 2013
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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thanks so much for your review of our Heli Cruise, what a fabulous way to spend your honeymoon! Will have to show the boss your comment about the staff too :-)
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