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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua provided by Volcanic Air

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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52223A
Important information
Inclusions
  • 30-minute scenic floatplane flight over Mt. Tarawera Volcano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Due to comfort and balance of the aircraft, the maximum per seat limit is 297 lbs (135 kg) per passenger
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 30-minute scenic floatplane flight over Mt. Tarawera Volcano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Due to comfort and balance of the aircraft, the maximum per seat limit is 297 lbs (135 kg) per passenger
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lakefront Drive
    Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City Lakefront
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mt. Tarawera
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gregory T
38 contributions
Business
Such a treat to have had the opportunity to view our beautiful Rotorua & surrounds from above. Our pilot was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Besides the beautiful views and seeing all our amazing lakes, it was definitely a highlight & a laugh to watch our pilot carry two lady passengers from the float plane to the shore for their next adventure. Now that was service!
Highly recommend Volcanic Air.
Written December 9, 2020
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Volcanic A
Thank you for the review. I'm glad you had a good trip in our floatplane. It was an extra special trip being able to do an additional landing to drop off the two passengers - it's always service with a smile :) - Steven
Written December 13, 2020
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Ainsley DS
214 contributions
We had the most fantastic seaplane flight with Volcanic air! Every aspect of our day was flawless. The pilot was excellent in making sure everyone enjoyed their time in a safe and fun manner. The views from the plane were like nothing else I had seen before and certainly made me look at Aotearoa New Zealand in a new way. He even went the extra mile carrying us to the beach so we didn’t have to get our socks and shoes wet or take them off to walk through water! Such an incredible way to appreciate New Zealand.
Written December 14, 2020
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Volcanic A
Hi Ainsley. I'm glad you and your mum enjoyed your flight. It was a real pleasure having you aboard, along with carrying you guys to the beach, always service with a smile:) - Steven
Written December 21, 2020
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eagle140
Gold Coast, Australia16 contributions
Our family recently did the scenic floatplane flight from Lake Rotorua taking in the spectacular volcanic landscape. From the very first contact the service was excellent.
The office staff were incredibly helpful,friendly and informative. The pilot Steve was a highly skilled pilot and a genuinely nice man. He was highly informative, encouraged questions and was very concerned that we had the optimal experience. The views were absolutely spectacular from the large windows and Steve banked back and forwards across the crater of Mt Tawarewa to ensure everyone captured its
magnificence. Landing back on Lake Rotorua on the floatplane was a sublime experience and amazingly smooth. We blew the budget to do the flight but all agreed overwelmingly that it was worth every cent. Thank you to Steve and staff for an unforgettable flight.
Written January 21, 2020
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Volcanic A
Hello the Bradley and Evans family. Thank you for your review and we are very happy you and your family enjoyed their flight! It was a real joy to taking you on a flight around our beautiful area - Steve
Written January 25, 2020
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AwesomeSara
1 contribution
Couples
It was a spontaneous decision walking past the booking office ... pilot was called & we had a booking for 2 hours later. Unfortunately we did not manage to get the office ladies name - but she was an absolute gem. Not pushy or invasive but very informative to my partners million questions. Callum a polite young lad was more than we could ask for as a pilot & guide. Money cannot be put on the experience we had. Epic landing Callum - You rose to our wittyness & we are very thankful to you both. Hope to see you both in the coromandel at our restaurant one day x
Written March 10, 2021
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Volcanic A
Great feedback , thank you. Spontaneous decisions are often the best. Its a great flight and it was a great day for it. I hope the camping lived up to the expectations😊 and yes we would love to come and visit your restaurant some day.
Written March 11, 2021
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Geoff M
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
This 30 minute flight is fantastic. We flew in the old 10 seat aircraft which was like flying in the days of old. The views from every seat are excellent. The scenery is terrific and as the plane doesn't go much higher than the actual volcano you get magnificent views right down inside the rifts in the mountains. On the way back we got yo see the geyser erupting on our approach to landing.
Written February 29, 2020
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Volcanic A
Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your flight.
Written March 3, 2020
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StaceyCheer
Arapuni, New Zealand145 contributions
Family
Got dad a 30 min Mount Tarawera/Waimangu Thermal Valley "Eruption Trail Tour" by floatplane for a Christmas present. Finally got to do it today, and what a magnificent day for flying! Blue skies, a calm lake, and amazing views of the area!

The staff were fabulous, from the person dealing with the booking, to the office lady that greeted as, and of course the wonderful pilot/guide.

Would we do it again? Absolutely! Would we recommend it for other adventurers? Without hesitation! Thanks Volcanic Air, we had a blast!!
Written September 1, 2018
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pnjaban
San Francisco, CA450 contributions
Couples
This short flight with four passengers on board was nothing short of spectacular from start to finish. I could not stop taking photos from every possible direction and wished the flight could have gone on longer. My only regret is that the restrictions of a plane necessarily block parts of the view, but other than that, I could not recommend this more. We had knowledgeable and useful commentary from the young pilot, no jokey chatter or noise. This was well worth the visit. I will cherish my photos and memories!
Written December 22, 2018
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Erik D
Austin, TX49 contributions
Quality visit, really nice
People from support to pilot. Wonderful attitude, great stories and lovely support
Written October 1, 2018
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NinaG
Auckland Central, New Zealand72 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience for the whole family incl 3+5 yr old!! The pilot Stephen is super helpful, nice and knowledgeable; you learn a lot about the area and places you fly over. They know how to include little children so very safe and they loved it!!
Highly recommend
Written June 18, 2022
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Sav S
1 contribution
Couples
Amazing experience on a stunning day! Could see for miles, the views were incredible and our Pilot was knowledgeable and fun.
Written June 30, 2021
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Volcanic A
We are so happy you had an incredible trip with us and our pilot was fun :)
Written August 7, 2021
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By: Volcanic Air
stuntfish1967
stuntfish1967
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A "must do" Rotorua experience
An amazing experience seeing the Rotorua lakes region from the air, out-weighed only by the rare opportunity to set
gloriaandclive
gloriaandclive
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An amazing flight to Mt Tarawera and beyond
The weather was not looking good for the day we had booked. We were placed on a flight the day earlier thanks to St
WELDERNZ
WELDERNZ
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Amazing fun
Absolutely great time flying around the area, awesome knowledgeable pilot who shared interesting things about Mount
catherinesR8205BK
catherinesR8205BK
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Amazing worthwhile experience in Rotorua
Our excellent pilot, Sam, gave us good information on the areas we flew over which included Tarawera falls, landing
fionabentley
fionabentley
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Not expensive for the experience
The desk clerk was informative and helpful. Sam, our pilot was knowledgeable and approachable. The area is stunning
PhilB2293
PhilB2293
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Float plane trip to lake Rotoiti geothermal hot pools.
Great way to spend the morning, float plane flight from Rotorua lakefront to the natural hot pools (only peasants g
kellieh599
kellieh599
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Awesome flight and soak
Beautiful scenic flight in a floatplane over lake Rotorua to lake Rotoiti for a soak in the exclusive access therma
jans760
jans760
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A REAL TREAT. GO, GO, GO !!!!
We did the floatplane trip to the Lake Rotoiti hot pools. Not mentioned much on their webside, but told about it b
Teauitirichel
Teauitirichel
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simply amazing!
what an amazing experience! the whole experience from taking off to flying around the lakes was so amazing, especia
samanthapmac
samanthapmac
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Amazing!
Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk a
davidm24686
davidm24686
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Highly recommended
My wife and I took the Floatplane ride to the hotpools. The whole plane ride experience was amazing. The staff were
wanderlustprince-nz
wanderlustprince-nz
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A Different Type of Kiwi Experience
An escape for a day from Auckland was needed so thought we will road trip to Rotorua and try something new. It land
kourt21
kourt21
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Brilliant
The whole experience was excellent, absolutely beautiful views and our pilot was very informative about the differe
jennellacsina
jennellacsina
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Breathtaking
Our favorite part of the experience is seeing Rotorua from above, the beautiful lakes and craters, it’s like you’re
Snag1967
Snag1967
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Best way to see the beautiful country
The team at Volcanic Air were fantastic. The scenery and commentary made the trip in the sea plane. Best way to see
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