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Volcanic Air

Flightseeing in Rotorua
Price range:
$95.00 - $1045.00


Description

Rotorua’s Volcanic Air Tour Specialists
Volcanic Air is conveniently located at the Rotorua City Lakefront on the shores of Lake Rotorua.
We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic floatplane air tours.
Land on the active Volcano of White Island or Mt. Tarawera.
View from above the dramatic and spectacular destination of Rotorua.
The main theme of our scenic flight tours is to showcase the many crater lakes, volcanic and geothermal landscape of the region Rotorua and Bay of Plenty.

We invite you to step on board with Volcanic Air and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.


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#1 - Flight Experience by Floatplane - Tour 1A

Experience the romance of landing and taking off in a floatplane with panoramic views of Rotorua from above. Great for a first time experience of flight!

Flight time approx 8 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#2 - Flight Experience by Helicopter- Tour 1B

Experience the thrill of flight by helicopter with panoramic views of Rotorua from above. Great for a first time experience of flight!

Flight time approx 8 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#3 - Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane - Tour 2A

Join us to view Rotorua beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of our hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity in this captivating over view of this local area.

(Flight time approx 15 minutes)
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#4 - Crater Lakes By Helicopter - Tour 2B

Join us to view Rotorua beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of our hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity in this captivating over view of this local area.

Flight time approx 15 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#5 - Mount Tarawera / Waimangu Volcanic Valley – 'Eruption Trail Tour' - Tour 3A

Fly over the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory “Mount Tarawera” and gain an appreciation of how the 1886 eruption changed this stunning landscape. From Mount Tarawera to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley view the eruption trail and surrounding Lakes district whilst enjoying informed commentary from your experienced local pilot/guide all combined with the thrill of taking off and landing at the Rotorua City Lakefront.

Flight time approx 30 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#6 - Mount Tarawera Volcanic Landing – 'Eruption Trail Tour & Volcanic Landing' - Tour 3B

Fly to and land on the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory. Standing on Mount Tarawera offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. Here you
will enjoy an interesting commentary based on the region's history, culture and geology. Flights to and from the volcano take in expansive views of our stunning Lakes District and a view of Mount Tarawera from above!
Allow 40 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#7 - White Island / Mount Tarawera – 'Floatplane Adventure' - Tour 4A

Fly over New Zealand's only permanently active volcano “White Island “and enjoy amazing aerial views of the islands crater lake and ever changing volcanic activity. Continue across the Pacific Ocean and further inland to the site of the largest eruption in our living memory Mount Tarawera. On route view our magnificent coast, distant national parks and volcanoes and the massive Kaiangaroa forest before witnessing firsthand the massive craters formed during the 1886 Tarawera eruption. Our final descent brings us back to Rotorua via the stunning Waimangu Volcanic Valley and our hidden lakes district.

Flight time approx 1 hour 25 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#8 - White Island - Whakaari –'Active Volcanic Landing & Walking Tour' - Tour 4B

Walk to the edge of an active crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colourful sulphur formations, before viewing this privately owned volcano's long abandoned mining ruins. This somewhat lunar experience on New Zealand's only permanently active offshore volcano is breathtaking and when combined with helicopter flights above our lakes district and the Bay of Plenty is a unique and surreal
lifetime experience.
Allow 2.5 - 3 hours
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#9 - White Island / Mount Tarawera – 'Dual Volcano Landing' - Tour 4C

Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island. The contrast between these two volcanoes couldn't be more amazing, from the active crater floor and steaming crater lake of White Island, to the heights of Mount
Tarawera‘s summit. Here we enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcanoes craters and the surrounding lakes district.

Allow 3.5 hours
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#10 - Mount Tarawera / Orakei Korako – 'Thermal Explorer' - Tour 5A

From above Mount Tarawera impressive views include vast volcanic rifts, distant national parks and our treasured lakes. Flying south we gain an appreciation of what local Maori term the ‘Sisters of Fire', where volcanic activity has pierced the earth surface across the fault line forming the reserves of Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu which, when viewed from above display a spectacular pallet of nature's most vibrant
colours. Landing at Orakei Korako, ‘the Hidden Valley', is an amazing opportunity to experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this hidden geothermal wonderland.

Allow 2 hours 15 minutes
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#11 - Mount Tarawera Fly Drive Combination '4WD Fly Drive' - Tour 6A

By Floatplane
Combine the experience of a 4WD walking tour on Mount Tarawera by
Kaitiaki Adventures, with the thrill of departing from the remote shores
of Lake Rerewhakaaitu by Floatplane. Enjoy a spectacular aerial overview
of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Mount Tarawera and our hidden lakes district. This stunning flight completes the Tarawera experience and returns you to your departure point on the shores of Lake Rotorua at our downtown city floatplane pier.

Allow 4 hours
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


#12 - Mount Tarawera Fly Drive Combination '4WD Fly Drive' - Tour 6B

By Helicopter
After completing your Mount Tarawera 4WD walking tour with Kaitiaki Adventures, depart from the high peaks of the Volcano by helicopter for your return journey to the Rotorua City Lakefront. The 4WD walking tour
is amazing, but combining that experience with an aerial perspective of the Mount Tarawera, the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and our hidden lakes provides access to a unique landscape that can only be truly appreciated from above.

Allow 3 hours
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.


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