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Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure

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Address: 216 Aerodrome Road | Whakatane Airport, Whakatane 3191, New Zealand
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+64 800 804 354
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Your White Island Volcano Adventure with Frontier Helicopters takes you to the edge of and into a continuously active volcano, a living breathing geological giant where you will experience first hand the power of nature in its untouched form. Your view from high above spans the entire island. Towering steam columns, bold landforms and intricate textures make for an amazing spectacle. Drifting down and passing slowly along the crater rim you can sense the energy of each billowing crater and steaming vent. Close up, rich colours accentuate this rare environment of extreme beauty and raw energy. Landing provides the opportunity to take a one hour guided walk amongst the scene from the dawn of time.

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We had such a great time I hardly know where to start. Our pilot and guide Pete looked after our comfort and safety, kept us entertained and told us lots of interesting facts. He... read more

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had such a great time I hardly know where to start. Our pilot and guide Pete looked after our comfort and safety, kept us entertained and told us lots of interesting facts. He gave us plenty of photo opportunities and he has a great sense of humour too. The views from the air were spectacular, but being right in... More 

Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We'd travelled from Dunfermline, the ancient capitol of Scotland, to New Zealand, to visit my cousins Danny and John Maitland and their families. They gave us the best holiday we've ever had. One of the most amazing highlights of our holiday was the Frontier helicopter trip to White Island with the pilot, Scotty. What an adventure! We skimmed through the... More 

Thank Davison850
Canberra, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Unfortunately, or as it turned out fortunately, the alternative boat trip was booked out so decisions had to be made. We "bit the bullet" and organised an 8 am flight to White Island. It was an unreal experience! The trip to the island took only 20 minutes. Pete our pilot and tour guide provided a wonderful commentary as we headed... More 

Thank Robert D
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're in two minds about flying versus the option of the boat, don't think twice. What an incredible experience this was. Excellent guiding and knowledge of the area, a beautiful scenic trip giving an aerial view of the volcano and an hour pretty much to ourselves on land ... after landing in the crater! Worth everypenny

Thank Leafamily6905
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time on the White Island tour, very accommodating and friendly staff, the pilot was professional and the flight was truly unforgettable!

Thank Jayson D
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visit to White Island has exceeded all my expectations. Helicopter flight was fantastic and pilot was awesome. We were group of 7, Frontier helicopters has put 2 helicopters for us. Strongly recomended. You will only regret for not doing this earlier.

Thank Miša Z
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6 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this trip. We took the 8 am flight which meant we were the only people on the island. As we departed 3 large boats arrived and just the number of people would have made the experience different again. Amazing still I'm sure but we definitely felt our trip was worth the extra money.

Thank Nicola W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Being morning people, we arrived at the Frontier Helicopters base at the small Whakatane airport at 07:10, well early for our 08:00 departure. We had considered the cheaper option of the boat trip, but the prospect of having to transfer from the boat into an inflatable, and then onto a rickety jetty, and the time, steered us to the more... More 

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Luke the pilot did a great job. The whole trip was awesome, we would strongly recommend it. Great views and photos, the pilot was very patient and helpful.

Thank Rileys43
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Thank you to Mark our pilot and to the team at Frontier for an amazing time! We flew with Frontier to White Island in 1999 with our teenage sons. It was such an awesome experience, it was the first thing my husband and I booked for this trip and it didn't disappoint :) Such an interesting environment, great flight and... More 

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FrontierNZ, Front Office Manager at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! We are glad you had an amazing tour, for the 2nd time! The Frontier Team :) More 

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