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We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic floatplane air tours.Land on the active Volcano of White Island or our dormant Volcano Mt Tarawera.View from above the dramatic and spectacular destination of Rotorua. The main...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9984
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had to work at convincing my wife to take the floatplane ride over Mt. Tarawera. Her comment was “too short” The scenery was magnificent, the pilot was great, the whole experience was wonderful. We highly recommend this excursion.

Thank Alvinfeingold
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the White Island Helicopter trip with guided island tour and it was amazing. The pilot was very knowledgeable (and personable which makes it all the more enjoyable); he talked about the country and various lakes we flew over, Including the kiwi fruit farms,...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an incredible trip around some of New Zealand's amazing country. Awesome friendly and helpful staff. Definitely reccomend a look. Not often you get to walk around on an active volcano and what a way to get there, via helicopter! Cheers team, you rock!

Thank 726shaunf
VA_Rotorua, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment and we are really happy you enjoyed your flight. We agree White Island is an amazing trip, and a one-in-a-lifetime experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Landing on Mt Tarawera is great, and I hate to be dismissive of it, but everything pales for me in comparison to landing on White Island and walking around. As a professional photographer, who loves everything geo-thermal, this experience was the bucket list of bucket...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my favourite activités we did in New Zealand. It was very cool - first time on a helicopter, they’re very clear and care very much about your safety. We knew we were in safe hands with our cool tour guide, John-O....More

Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Quality visit, really nice People from support to pilot. Wonderful attitude, great stories and lovely support

1  Thank Erik D
Reviewed August 31, 2018

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...More

1  Thank StaceyCheer
Reviewed July 8, 2018

What an unforgettable experience, a friendly professional pilot ( thanks Paul ) we were lucky enough to have a beautiful days weather-but what an amazing experience,views over the lakes,Mountains geysers,as far as the sea an even White Island far in the distance,bellowing stem.The floatplanes high...More

Thank mikehowarth
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The ride seemed a lot shorter than anticipated, couldn’t really see exactly what was spoken about from the pilot. However, we learnt a few interesting facts. Was okay overall but not worth the money.

Thank Jessica2329
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Let's face it. It's expensive (for our family at least) and a bit of an extravagant outing. We did this for my birthday as a family outing on our short visit to Rotorua. Having said that though, my entire little family of 4 all agree...More

Thank David E
VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It is always great to hear such positive feedback and we're so happy that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. Our pilots really do a fantastic job and we enjoy passing these...More

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