Like it, Love it: Getting around with Inflite Charters
Being in Auckland, I was definitely hyped up to explore the area, especially considering that I was in the heart of the city’s stunning CBD. Inflite Charters was excellent in allowing us to get the best scenic views, and transporting us from one place to another, specifically from Auckland City to Waiheke Island, in complete comfort and safety.
Their boat charter was a blissful ride, and being on board MV Nirvana proved to be the perfect outing for the day. But wait there’s more. Not only did we get to cruise on the water with them we also were fortunate enough to jump on one of their helicopters for the scenic view from up above!
Now as you all know, I’m afraid of heights! Just ask Willy Foo who was on this trip with me – he spent a good 48 hours trying to convince me to jump off Skycity Tower…yeah right! I am however getting better with helicopters.
It was a lovely flight from their downtown heliport at Mechanics Bay – we got to see the stunning view of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, flying over the Viaduct Harbour and Westhaven Marina before flying past the Sky Tower.
We passed over their beaches and over Browns Island, another of the Hauraki Gulf’s distinctive volcanic crater islands before travelling out across the Rangitoto Channel to Rangitoto Island, the largest, youngest and one of the least modified of about 50 volcanic cones and craters in the Auckland volcanic field. That for me was a first, flying over a volcano and looking in!
Thanks for the experience!
You can find Inflite Charters at 1 Solent street, Mechanics Bay, Auckland. Ph: +64-9-377-4406