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Address: Rotorua City Lakefront, Memorial Drive, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-348 9984
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Description: We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic...
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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Hard to beat a helicopter ride into a volcano cone

Excellent guided tour of White Island and the environment. An excellent guided tour. Arranged by Solitaire lodge and certainly completes a bucket list experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Excellent guided tour of White Island and the environment. An excellent guided tour. Arranged by Solitaire lodge and certainly completes a bucket list experience.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was with a Globus tour group and five of our group, including me, took the floatplane excursion on the afternoon of March 24,2015. As I was traveling alone, it was suggested that I take to co-pilot seat which I did. I took this excursion from the Rotorua lakefront for the purpose of scenic overview of the area and photography.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A very special experience. I would definitely recommend this experience as it is very exclusive. Our guide Eddy is very knowledgeable. Any question you have she is competent in replying. There was never a dull moment throughout the flight. She always has something interesting to talk about. Whether it being a genuine personal interest or a very informative explanation about... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you want to see 2 volcanos that are extremely interesting, take their tour that lands on top of Mount Tarawera as well as inside the crater of White Island. You land on top of the first volcano which had the most spectacular eruption human in recorded history. The mud flows from this corruption killed about 129 people. This eruption... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this trip from Arthur, manager @ The Black Swan & we were a little put off by the price, HOWEVER, this is well worth the money!!! We had Jason and the helicopter sat 3 guests so we all got a great view. When we flew into the island, Jason made sure everyone got a great view. For... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our pilot Eddy from Netherlands was an amazingly knowledgeable guide and very caring during the whole tour as well! I got to know a lot of new interesting facts about Rotorua where I currently live and the flights to White Island and Mt Tarawera with landing on both was just absolutely unforgettable. You can take million of photos and record... More 

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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a wonderful 30 minute tour in a float plane with Rosie as our pilot. She gave us heaps of information on the lakes, as well as the eruption of Mt. Tarawera. We saw a lot more from the air than we would have seen from land, including Te Puia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent tour - well worth the price. Sure it's cramped on the flight but ... It's a helicopter what else would you expect. Pilot is very knowledgable and explained the geothermal activity to the adults as well as the young ones. Other worldly experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Clearly if you are looking at this review you are willing to spend relatively significant amounts of money for something rather extraordinary. That is precisely what you will get here. Our pilot, Eddy (spelling?), was simply superb; can't say enough wonderful things about her! First of all, we had wanted to leave for the island first thing in the morning... More 

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Silicon Valley
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47 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

3 1/2 stars. We did the tour where we landed on White Island. We thought that the tour itself was exceptional. We landed on the island and then walked around for a little over an hour. Our pilot/tour guide explained to us about the history of the island, including the various sulfur mining companies that had existed there. He also... More 

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

It is of course disappointing to receive a review like this when the vast majority of our reviews are so overwhelmingly positive. We pride ourselves on providing this countries premium tours and White Island is a signature tour and without doubt rated by many as their number one New Zealand experience. The Squirrel helicopter that was used on the day... More 

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