Getting Here

BY AIR: From Auckland Airport (AKL) Air New Zealand operates scheduled services to the regional airports of Whangarei Airport (WRE), which is a 40-minute drive south of Helena Bay, or Bay of Islands Kerikeri Airport (KKE), a 90-minute drive to the north of Helena Bay.

BY HELICOPTER: Helena Bay has its own top-of-the-range helicopter which is faster than any other available to the public in New Zealand. The Augusta Westland AW109S Grand is capable of travelling at speeds of up to 310 km/h and will have you at the Lodge in under 45 minutes from Auckland International Airport. There is no better way to arrive at Helena Bay having savoured the breathtaking scenery of New Zealand from the skies.

The aircraft is operated by Auckland-based Heletranz owned by John and Sofia Ambler. John is a New Zealander and has almost 30-years experience flying large commercial aircraft and helicopters. The friendly and efficient team work closely with Helena Bay to ensure the best experience when flying to and from the Lodge. Any transfers and scenic flight reservations should be made directly with Helena Bay to ensure preferential rates.

You are more than welcome to use other helicopter service providers, however we do charge a landing fee of $250.00 NZD exclusive of GST, which we donate to the Northland Rescue Helicopter.

BY LIMOUSINE: Chauffeur-driven car transfers from Auckland, Kerikeri and Whangarei airports can be arranged by the Helena Bay reservations team.

BY CAR: For those guests wishing to explore the Northland region we recommend hiring a car. Avis, Hertz and Budget are based in Auckland, Whangarei and Kerikeri airports.

Directions if coming by car from: