Depart Heletranz Heliport and enjoy a spectacular scenic helicopter flight out to sea. View the crater of Rangitoto and Motutapu Island before the stunning coastline of Waiheke Island appears with its beautiful beaches and coves, vineyards and olive groves.
Sitting like a jewel in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is the perfect place for a horse trekking adventure.
Explore the native bush and secluded trails, the stunning beaches and expansive views while riding world class horses with Waiheke Horse Treks.
This boutique horse-riding experience was established recently by Liz Hewson who moved to Waiheke after years of working with horses around New Zealand.
Having spent 20 years working with horses, she enjoys helping you to feel at ease in the saddle and experience the freedom horse riding offers, whatever your age or level of experience.
Choose from a 1-2 hour horse trek or a longer ride of 2-3 hours. Trek on a private, secluded trail following the estuary, enclosed by native bush then emerge through lush green farmland to see spectacular, panoramic views of Te Matuku Bay and the Hauraki Gulf beyond. Pass by a heritage Maori Pa site and, if the tide is in, there might be the chance to take the horses into the sea.
Finish with a luxury picnic or a visit to Passage Rock Vineyard for lunch and/or a wine tasting.
Alternatively, if taking the return flight by helicopter, why not stop at Man O’ War vineyard for a wine tasting or platter lunch.
A spectacular scenic helicopter flight from Heletranz heliport in Albany en route to Waiheke, viewing the crater of Rangitoto Island and Motatapu Island before landing at the private base of Waiheke Horse Tours near Te Matuku Bay.
An exclusive horse trek as described above.
Return scenic helicopter flight to the Heletranz heliport in Albany, or taxi transfer to the ferry terminal at Matiatia Wharf and Fullers ferry tickets for the return trip to downtown Auckland.
Vineyard lunch and/or wine tasting at Passage Rock Vineyard
Mechanics Bay, Auckland pick up and drop off
Scenic flight via Sky Tower and/or West Coast beaches
Man O’ War Wine Tasting stop on the way back to Heletranz heliport (heli-return only)
Private vehicle transfers to/from Heletranz heliport
Fantastic lunch and the horseback ride!
Matt & Amber from Florida, 30th Dec 2018