Set off on a scenic journey that captures the essence of the Eastern Bay of Plenty’s natural beauty. Offering unique insights and breathtaking views, this quick local flight encapsulates the landmarks that make Whakatane unique.

Motuhora/Whale Island Flight

As our aircraft lifts off from Whakatane, we waste no time heading straight for the ocean, where the alluring Whale Island, or Moutuhora, awaits. This extinct volcano, now transformed into a wildlife refuge, holds stories of its varied past – from sulfur mining and farming to its days as a base for a whaling station. Despite its dormant state, the island gives subtle hints of the volcanic activity that lies beneath, with its stunning hot water beach and the captivating Sulphur Valley and Sulphur Bay.

From our vantage point, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Department of Conservation’s efforts as they work tirelessly to preserve the native wildlife and lush bushland. As we circle the island, you can enjoy a distant view of the mighty White Island, an active volcano standing tall on the horizon.

Fly over Ohope Beach, New Zealand’s most loved!

Leaving the island behind, we set our sights eastward, following the coastline to the famed Ohope Beach. Renowned as New Zealand’s most beloved beach, the expansive stretch of sand and surf unfolds below, offering panoramic views toward Opotiki, Gisborne, and the distant East Cape.

As we make our descent, the vibrant township of Whakatane comes into view, marking the perfect end to a captivating tour.

Departing Whakatane daily, allow 60 mins.

Adult: $140.00pp       |       Child (5-15): $70.00pp       |       Under 5: Free

Gift a Flight

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A birthday, an anniversary, or simply a token of appreciation, our flights are a gift they’ll never forget. 

Private Charter Flights

At White Island Flights, our Private Charter service gives you the freedom and flexibility to tailor a flight path to suit you. Whether you have a specific itinerary in mind or want a private journey for your group, we've got you covered. 

Call us now to book your private charter.