• Waitapu estate

    Visit Boutique vineyards by helicopter

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Heli Wine Tasting Tour

Experience a delectable selection of Northland wines at vineyards in locations spanning the Far North of New Zealand combined with amazing coastal and scenic views during your helicopter transfers between the wineries. An unforgettable wine tasting tour of boutique wines, gourmet food and stunning scenery.


  • Scenic flight north up the east coast from Paihia to Carrington Resort, Karikari Estate
  • Scenic flight across to Ahipara on the west coast of 90 mile beach to Waitapu Estate
  • Scenic flight from Waitapu Estate back over to Ake Ake Vineyard in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
  • Road transfer from Ake Ake Vineyard to Paihia or your Bay of Islands accommodation
  • Wine tasting at all 3 vineyards, guided wine tour at Ake Ake Vineyard culminating in a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine included


  • Extra wine and beverages purchased at each vineyard


  • Depart from our Paihia helipad on a stunning east coast scenic flight up to Karikari Peninsula
  • Land at Carrington Resort then transfer to Karikari Estate for your wine tasting experience hosted by their sommelier with a tour through their cellar and barrel hall.
  • Helicopter transfer from Carrington Resort across to Ahipara located at the start of 90 mile beach landing at Waitapu Estate Vineyard
  • Wine Tasting with the winemaker in the Cellar Door at Waitapu Estate Vineyard
  • Helicopter transfer to Ake Ake Vineyard in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands.
  • Relax and enjoy your fully guided Ake Ake vineyard tour, wine tasting and 2 course lunch
  • Road transfer back to Paihia or your Bay of Islands accommodation.

Duration: Approx 4.5 hours. Depart at 10.30am

Minimum 2 people, maximum 5 people in one helicopter (Longranger) or 8 people in 2 helicopters (Robinson R44 & Longranger).

Available late October to April due to some vineyard closures for wine tasting during the winter months.

Prices start from NZD$2985* for two people

*Prices will vary according to the helicopter type and number of passengers and subject to helicopter availability

Karikari Estate Food wine platter Waitapu-Estate-Vineyard


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