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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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$171*
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Ranked #22 of 72 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and...
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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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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We studied their excellent website then rang the 0800 number (as I had some questions I could not find the answer to on the site). Telephone staff were friendly, informative and helpful. As we only had 1 day in Rotorua, it was suggested we book the first flight so if there were weather delays, we might have an opportunity to... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Volcanic air was the best tour ever... Started with an awesome owner operated crew! Feeling welcome, secure and having fun is what makes a helicopter tour exceptional...of course the stunning weather helped. Well worth the money to see the entire coastline, geo thermal valleys, farm lands and course the ocean and White Island. Landing on active volcanic island is one... More 

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Moree, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Loved our trip out to White Island volcano. Danielle, our Aussie chopper pilot was excellent both as a pilot and a guide. She landed on the lawn of our hotel and we were quickly on our way over the land, out to the Bay of Plenty and on to the active volcano off shore. We avoided a long and bumpy... More 

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Yeppoon, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was really impressed with the service of the staff , the pilot was excellent and she had great local knowledge Prices were excellent and I would definitely recommend it to anyone Thanks guys

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I were staying in Rotorua for 2 days. 1st stop was the Tourist Centre to book my helicopter flight to White Island Volcano - my bucket list opportunity was finally happening!!! The tourist centre service officer advised me to book promptly and she did the booking for me payment was paid to secure it. My flight was... More 

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Emma H, Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

This feedback is unfair and was posted without knowing the reason for the flights that this person witnessed. The helicopter flight that departed with four passengers on board flew in response to an emergency police call out looking for a missing child. This aircraft spent an hour in deteriorating weather surveying the local area with 3 members of the police... More 

New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If your trip takes you to Rotorua then a helicopter tour to White Island, the name of the place which has the only working volcano which anyone can visit, should not be missed. Probably one of the top two highlights of our multi-week multi-island tour of New Zealand.

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Wonga Beach, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We did the White Island Mt Tarawera flight. We had seen reviews that suggested you should save some money by going from the coast, but if you do you miss all the wonderful scenery between Rotarua & the coast. Our tour was very reasonably priced considering you had a dedicated guide and approx 2 hours flight time in a helicopter.... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We booked a White Island "Active Volcano" landing and walking tour It was windy in the afternoon and they advise us to postpone to the following morning for a smooth heli ride experience. They could have arranged the trip but postponed for safety reasons. Their pilot, Chris, was very experienced. The Heli ride was very smooth. He introduced White Island... More 

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