After making your way to the Waiheke Wings base, take-off from Waiheke Aerodrome and immediately begin to enjoy incredible views. This flight allows you to soak up some of the local beauty right from the get-go, including the local beaches, coastline and many vineyards.
The flightpath allows you to see some of the most popular locations of Waiheke from a bird’s eye view. Heading out over the majestic beach and quaint town of Oneroa, you will see views of New Zealand’s youngest volcano – Rangitoto, with the Auckland CBD in the backdrop.
Flying from the southern side of the Island over to the eastern side, lookout over of the local oyster beds and mussel farms, that provide many restaurants on the island with these seafood delicacies.
This flight also offers views of Ponui, Pakatoa and Rotoroa Island which is just one of the country’s many beautiful nature reserves.
The last views on your descent will be of Onetangi Beach and its surrounding vineyards, leaving you wanting to try some of the locally produced wines that the island is globally recognised for.
Then take a two minute stroll from the Aerodrome to Batch Winery, where you will enjoy tastings of some of the Islands finest drops. Why not stick around and enjoy some delicious local delicacies before heading back to the mainland.
Why is this Chuffed Worthy?
Waiheke Wings isn’t the longest-running NZ tourism business out there, but it sure has made an impact on the industry & it’s thousands of happy customers since its doors opened in 2018. Chris, owner/operator of Waiheke Wings & Auckland Seaplanes is a man with incredible passion, professionalism & a drive to make every single visitor experience exceptional, and he ensures his team are on the same page! Some of the Chuffed team have been fortunate enough to fly with Waiheke Wings, and can definitely vouch for the beauty this experience offers. Plus, when you land, you’re right next door to awesome Batch winery, perfect!