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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 #14 of 55 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We booked a half hour scenic flight over the volcanoes around Rotorua. We were picked up from our Lodge on the lakeside which really added a special touch to our trip. Rosie our pilot was great, she put us at ease, explained everything clearly and was happy to talk through what she was doing as she flew the plane. Taking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Myself, my partner and my two children (aged 16 and 7) thoroughly enjoyed the float plane experience. The views were astonishing and the commentary so informative. We particularly enjoyed the legends linked to the lakes. I cannot recommend this experience more highly. If you are in Rotorua you must include this excursion in your itinerary.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our wonderful pilot Rosie was funny, knowledgable and quite at home flying the float plane. Loved the feeling of taking off from the water and once up the views are fantastic. We took the Eruption Trail Tour (3) and this was spectacular. We were extremely lucky with the weather and could see Mt Ruapehu to White Island with everything inbetween.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We highly recommend this flight. We had so much fun on our float plane tour. We always felt like our pilot had out best interest at heart and it was so professionally run. Our lovely pilot was safety conscious and very knowledgeable. We couldn't have been more happy with the trip. Thanks so much to Dorein and the awesome team... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So much to see and do here, my girlfriend determined to treat me to a brilliant experience and this ticked so many boxes. Brilliant 30 min flight taking in the sights of the area. The volcano was hidden in cloud but even NZ can't control the weather. Spectacular views and exciting taking off from and landing on the lake. Not... More

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East Setauket, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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108 helpful votes 108 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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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