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“Outstanding Adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Volcanic Air

Volcanic Air
Rotorua City Lakefront, Memorial Drive, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9984
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$170*
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Ranked #21 of 69 Activities in Rotorua
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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.
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was a real impulse buy as we were not intending to make a purchase. However the day was beautiful, blue skies and hardly a breeze. We went on the Cessna Floatplane to the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako with our journey taking us over volcanic mountains and then setting down on a lake. We were then taken on a short boat ride to a geothermal ground which was just amazing. This tour is not cheap NZ $445 but it has to be one of the best activities we have ever done. Of course the weather did help and our pilot David's (a local guy) knowledge was excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Took our 3 year old on the Cessna 206 floatplane on the 30min flight (tour 3A). He loved it, massive smile and then discovered how the intercom worked ! Anyway great tour, informative pilot who's been doing the tours for a while.
Not cheap, but these things aren't and it was worth the money.

Visited August 2012
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volcanicair, Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to visit Volcanic Air Safaris and to post on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you can tick this flight off your "To do list"

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Ann Gregor
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“3 x Lassies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We took Tour 3B. Our dutch friend wanted to ride in a helicopter, see an aerial view of Rotorua & see the geysers. We had limited time, so this incorporated everything. Our pilot Kerry was absolutely brilliant, great humour & patience & very knowledgable.
A great time had by us all!!

Visited July 2012
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Flensburg, Germany
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“Fantastic Experience for the whole family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

we strolled over to the building early saturday and were welcomed very nicely and explained all the alternatives. with two boys (8 and 9) we booked the "Hells Gate" helicopter trip. The ground staff and pilot took great care of us - and (luckily it was a very clear day) we got to see all of the major north island volcanos lined up along the fault line! Although pricey, given the $$ of running the place - well worth it!

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne
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“Try this, it's great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

From the moment we walked into the building (and patted Mercedes the dog), we were made to feel most welcome. The flight over the Crater Lakes was amazing, with a bit more time would love to have flown to White Island

Visited June 2012
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