Classic nostalgia and adventure – our Auckland City Sunday Scenic Flights are the perfect outing for everyone….Grandparents, tourists, couples, families and groups of friends.

On arrival at Ardmore, head to the airfield café and enjoy a coffee, tea or juice (our shout!) Then check in at the ex-WW2 ‘New Zealand Warbird HQ’ where our professional and friendly crew will waiting to welcome you and issue your Boarding Passes. After our Captains Welcome, walk out with the crew and board the elegant DC3 – you’ll be treated to a spectacular ½-hour tour of the Auckland region.

Heading north, we pass over the jet aircraft and large runway of the international airport. Look down into the volcanic craters of One Tree Hill, Mt Eden and Auckland Domain and take in the view over Auckland City, the Harbour Bridge and the Viaduct. We circuit the SkyTower and orbit both sides of the stunning Auckland Harbour, then head over to the North Shore and Rangitoto Island. Finally we turn south and follow the Eastern Beaches to land back at Ardmore.(According to wind direction, the route may be reversed. Air traffic at Auckland International may prevent us from flying overhead, so we will then head out via the Clevedon Valley.)

With room for up to 30 passengers on board, you may choose to book for just one or two, or get a whole group together. Alternatively you may wish to book the entire aircraft for a private charter.

How do I book?

    Reservations are essential. We take bookings from 12 months to 2 days ahead.

  • Call 0800 FLY DC3 to talk with Jessica or Linda
  • Text us on 0274 382 297
  • Make a direct booking or enquiry on the Contact Page.
  • Email us on
  • Note – we can sometimes take bookings up to 1 hour before the flight. Phone us on 0800 FLY DC3 and we can let you know if there’s room.

What are the fares?

  • Adults (16-64 years): NZ$120.00
  • Seniors (Over 65 years): NZ$100.00
  • Children (3-15years*): NZ$80.00 *Up to 3 years is free if on a parent’s or guardian’s knee.
  • ‘Big n Little’ (Adult and Child): NZ$180.00

All flights are weather permitting for passenger comfort. Minimum passenger numbers are required. Full details will be provided when you make your booking.