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Volcanic Air

Address: Rotorua City Lakefront, Memorial Drive, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-348 9984
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$166*
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Ranked #13 of 36 Sightseeing Tours in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Air tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and...
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Type: Air tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic floatplane air tours.Land on the active Volcano of White Island or take a flight over 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.
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Rotorua
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

White Island helicopter landing trip with Eddie is what the Kiwi expression "awesome" was invented for. The whole experience is unlike anything else. We were most fortunate the boat trip we had booked on was cancelled. We will always remember the morning with great affection. Thanks Eddie!

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is an amazing experience. Despite the cost this is something that you must do! We had a charming young Dutch pilot who was not only a great pilot but also a wonderful guide on our tour. White Island has a lunar landscape with bubbling mud pools and steaming volcanic pools. It is particularly good to see from the air... More 

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Brielle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I had the privilege to take a helicopterflight over White Island with a Dutch female pilot and was accompanied with fellow Dutchies. The trip was an awesome experience filled with nothing else then joy! After landing on the island we also had a great tour where they took the time to ask anything about the island and take pictures. Thanks... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was a fantastic tour! We took a float plane right from Lake Rotorua and flew out over all of other lakes in the area right over to Mount Tarawera. Seeing the volcano from the air was a truly unique experience. Really neat. Our pilot was full of stories and history of the area. The setting is very intimate -... More 

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Hanoi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our pilot for the 40 minute flight across lakes and slopes was awesome. Edi was friendly and informative and a great pilot. This tour is well worth it. Next time we will really splash out and go to White Island.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a great experience for my granddaughter who is autistic, she wanted to go in the helicopter but was feeling nervous. The pilot, a lovely young lady put my granddaughter at ease and was very good at explaining what would be happening. What a wonderful time my granddaughter had, she wants to go in the helicopter again. So when... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We chose the helicopter flight to White Island and Mt.Tarawera. The pilot Jason was very good and soft both in landing and taking off, he showed us around on the white island, letting us taking our time with no rush at all, explaining us a lot of things.The volcanic is very active indeed,impressive. It was really worth the money. Just... More 

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Yallingup, Western Australia, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Took our little buddy for the scenic tour of Rotorua on a helicopter 😊 it was so much fun and he got to see the city and the lake from the air.

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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were taken by Tim and Danielle to the caldera near Otorua. Excellent flight and interesting walk near the bubbling mud pools. Thank you to Rosie for driving us back to the hotel. Awesome experience.

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Took the float plane (tour 3A) out to see Tarawera and the surrounding lakes. It was a great way to see the lakes and the volcano itself. You get amazing views and there are heaps of photo opportunities! All the staff were super helpful. We'd originally planned to take the flight tomorrow, but had time to kill in the afternoon... More 

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