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“Flight Hauraki: what a wonderful way to introduce my hometown!”
Review of Flight Hauraki

Flight Hauraki
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Owner description: Flight Hauraki offers a range of scenic tours around the wider Auckland region and Hauraki Gulf, as well as providing charter services across both islands of New Zealand. Choose to travel close to the earth with spectacular views. Based at North Shore Airfield (NZNE), just 25 minutes north of the Auckland CBD, and Waiheke Island Airfield (NZKE), 15 minutes by air or 40 by ferry from the City, Flight Hauraki provides a friendly and professional service including optional shuttle transit North Shore-Central Auckland or Waiheke Airfield-Oneroa Shops. Whether you're looking for an exciting way to view the sights of New Zealand, or have a particular flight path in mind, you can count on Flight Hauraki to make it happen. Contact us anytime to discuss your requirements. Flight Hauraki is proud to be a registered Qualmark visitor activity.
Reviewed June 1, 2014

On a beautiful autumn afternoon, we thought we'd round off a day's sightseeing.

My partner and our friend had never flown from Dairy Flat before (I learned to fly here some decades earlier), so we popped in on the off-chance.

Normally, these things are set up in advance, but a quick call to the owner (Paul McSherry), and a custom-built treat was sorted.

Our pilot (James Smith) welcomed us most warmly - considering he'd just landed off what he thought was his last flight of the day - and we were airborne in moments.

James asked where we wanted to go, and created a perfect route for maximum enjoyment.

We all work in the industry - two of us are pilots - , and James' thoroughly professional approach was obvious from the start.

The aircraft (C172) was very well equipped, and a high point was the noise-cancelling headsets, which greatly simplified easy conversation and flight info from James

We headed east, down the Okura River, along the East Coast Bays (my, how they've changed!), to North Head - where we take overseas visitors for a last look at Auckland's views before they head home - around the city and Sky Tower, past our place, then back to 'The Flat'.

Spectacular and unforgettable views by the dozen.

Traffic was congested as we approached, so James gave us a few extra minutes' flight, over the Whangaparaoa Peninsula: excellent!

Many photos, and many more happy memories, are now being sorted and shared.

Thank you, Paul and James!

Thank rcnz
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

I absolutely loved the Flight Hauraki experience, from the moment I booked, to the landing of the plane at the end of our tour, it was a great experience. James, our pilot was friendly and accommodating. I had never been in such a small 4 seater aircraft and was a little apprehensive a first, but after he explained some of the safety procedures and just how many years of experience piloting these aircraft they have, I was put at ease. The views were absolutely spectacular of Waiheke, and the money & length of flight was well worth the experience. The folks at Flight Hauraki were helpful in arranging pickup for us from the ferry, and back to Oneroa, and the air field itself was gorgeous. I could not have had a more beautiful day, thank you!

Thank Melissa E
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Exceeded our expectations - magical. A birthday treat we will never forget. Awesome views of city, sea and shore. Recommend this to all.

Thank Mel G
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fantastic service, very professional and friendly. We came to Waiheke for a wedding and didn't want to spend 2-3hours in the car and on the ferry to get to our accommodation on the island from Auckland airport. The views are amazing too! Would definitely book again

Thank FrankieThePooch
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went to Waiheke for our first wedding anniversary and as a treat we booked a scenic flight around the island so we could have a view from above and do something different. We absolutely loved our flight and our pilot was fantastic with great local knowledge! The price was fabulous and not over the top, highly recommend this as a way to see the island, would definitely fly again with Flight Hauraki, really quick responses via email as well! Simply brilliant :)

Thank LindyLouP76
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