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Volcanic Air Safaris Rotorua

Rotorua City Lakefront, Memorial Drive, Rotorua, New Zealand
64 7 348 9984
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Ranked #15 of 56 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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East Setauket, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This was a real treat! We chose the Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer helicopter tour. This outfit is very professional, from the website to the booking to the pilot. The tour is just what they advertise it to be but of course once you are up there it's even more amazing! Our pilot Danielle was confident and comfortable as she... More

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I took Tour 3B and loved every minute of it. We flew over Mount Tarawera, then Hell's Gate, and landed there. The pilot took us on a tour of Hell's Gate, and she was smart and funny. The scenery there is eerie and memorable. I highly recommend this.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was here that we saw the biggest smile in New Zealand. It belonged to the gorgeous Angela, our pilot of the floatplane which took us out for a scenic half-hour flight. She loves her job, and, once we saw the fabulous scenery we flew over, we could understand why. Her commentary was excellent and included geography, history and geology... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A wonderful way to see the beautiful countryside and bush around Rotarua. If you can, take the 30 minute float plane flight around the lakes and Mount Tarawera. Great pilot, great experience.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We spent most of our holiday trying to find a scenic flight that was running but weather kept thwarting us. On a beautiful sunny day we finally got to fly - by helicopter - to Orakei Korako. Fantastic, stunning, really exciting and personal; great service and informative in-flight commentary. Great adventure for those wanting something special. Landing on someone's private... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was by far the best thing we did in our tour of NZ it's expensive but the tour of White Island is incredible. The ground beats away underneath your feet the heat the smells the smoke acid river bubbling boiling mud is totally alien and surreal . It is hard to believe that this exists with any stability .... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I had a sightseeing trip with my father to see Hite island tarawera and the geysers it was absolutly awsome!!!!the weather was gorgeous and the crew amasing Dorien Danielle Angela & Jessy.To do absolutly!!!

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Canberra Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This tour exceeded our expectations. The weather cleared beautifully for us and we had amazing views over the lakes, mountains and geothermal features of Rotorua. Our helicopter pilot, Danielle, was an excellent pilot who kept us feeling comfortable and safe and was also a very good tour guide. We had a one hour tour and felt the indulgence was worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A very professional operation. This was a very unique experience. The flight out to the volcano alone is very picturesque, then it is taken to a whole new level once inside the volcano. Very knowledgable pilot/tour guide.

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Eaton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I was fortunate to be able to take a scenic flight in the Volcanic Air Safari's classic Otter float plane. What a great trip up and over the volcanic and thermal area. Angela, our pilot was excellent, giving commentary along the way. The plane is beautifully maintained and for old plane fanatics, it's a chance of a life time. VAS... More

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