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Discover Ngāti Porou - Explore with Air Ruatoria

Our Ngāti Porou landscapes aren’t just beautiful landscapes, they are cultural landscapes with the mana and whakapapa of our hapu. Whether it is our maunga tapu, Hikurangi, or the Waiapu River from which the proverb "Waiapu kōkā huhua" flows and speaks to the fierce leadership of our women. Ultimately it's the Ngāti Porou people that makes the place special. Ngāti Porou people who are tenacious, have a history of service, are creative and strategic with a unique sense of humour.
Air Ruatoria offer 4 scenic flight options:

- Hikurangi Maunga
- Whale Rider
- Te Whanau-ā-Apanui
- Onenui Station and Rocket Lab

Come and enjoy our wonderful cultural landscapes, learn about our taonga, our iwi and the place we call “Paradise”.
Nō reira, nau mai haere mai.

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Phone: +21 220 0737
Email: [email protected]
City: Ruatoria


Proximity to town:
Allow approximately 2 hours driving from Gisborne city to Ruatoria along State Highway 35.

Proximity to airport:
The closest airport is Gisborne Airport in Gisborne city.

Free parking available.

Weather Considerations:
We will give you plenty of notice if the weather is poor and we can't fly that day. Please see our Cancellation and Transfer policy on our website.

Activity Duration:
45 minutes - 1 hour, 30 minutes depending on which scenic flight you choose.

Cancellation Policy:
Please see our Cancellation and Transfer policy on our website.  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike   


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