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Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer
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Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer

By Volcanic Air
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h 15m
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Live guide: English
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  • Professional pilot-guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City Lakefront
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5222P8

    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer?
    Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer price starts from $464.26. Discover and book Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer on Tripadvisor
    What is the Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer cancellation policy?
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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5222P8

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    • You'll start at
      Lakefront Drive
      Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
      Rotorua City Lakefront
      See address & details
    • 1
      Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      Walk around Orakei Korako geothermal park
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Volcanic Air
      377
      Rotorua, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2008
    • LINDA H J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Views
      Beautiful trip to a spectacular place. Views for miles in every direction. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
      Written March 21, 2024
    • Bronwyn649
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great views, informative, great experience
      Our flight was excellent value for money and Katie our pilot was very informative. We got great views from each side of the plane. it was a brilliant 80th birthday present for my husband and an early birthday present for me. Volcanic Air were so friendly and easy to deal with also. we totally recommend this flight with them.
      Written March 21, 2024
    • Trail58861612149
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow, what an amazing experience
      Steve, our pilot was amazing, knowledgeable and so keen to give us the best experience. He ensured we all got great views, turning the plane around time and again so we could each get that amazing picture. He shared his flying experiences with us that made the flight over the water so interesting, and looked out for whales and dolphins for us (regrettably there weren’t any). We would highly recommend this flight as the geological contrast between White Island and Mount Tarawera was surprising in both colour and shape and was fully appreciated from the air. Seeing the craters, lakes and geothermal activity was exceptional because of the colours and enhanced by Steve’s commentary.
      Written March 8, 2024
    • 56SarahP56
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it!
      What a total treat! We loved our trip with pilot Katie, she was so friendly and utterly professional, we felt so comfortable hopping in the plane under her control. Excellent trip, thoroughly recommend, the flight was so exciting and the hot pools were fab - hardly anyone was there and our two flight buddies were very friendly. The staff in the HQ were super friendly and helpful too, great company all round.
      Written February 14, 2024
    • Jennifer K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure in the Sky
      My boys had an amazing adventure! The pilot was very knowledgeable about the area and shared fun facts. They got to land at two different spots and do some hiking. It was fantastic! We were only in New Zealand for one week, so it was a great way to see lots of different areas in a short amount of time.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • tammyhZ8425UQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous!
      Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! One of the highlights of our 3.5 week New Zealand Adventure! Experienced the Volcanic Extremes helicopter excursion. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. They tried extra hard to get us in the air early so we could beat an approaching weather system. Pilot was super informative! Views were truly amazing. Visibility was awesome. Landed on Mt. Tarawera first which was exciting. Flew out to White Island which was remarkable. We had never seen an active volcano before. The story of this volcano and it's previous eruption is so interesting. Saw a pod of Dolphins on the way out also which was a super bonus! Highly, highly recommend this trip over such an incredibly diverse area!
      Written February 4, 2024
    • BeaversTravelWell
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Up UP and AWAY
      We had a great experience with our pilot Steven, and the Cessna float plane. Take off and landing was very smooth. Kevin gave us a fantastic overview of the area with plenty of commentary. This area is best scene from the sky to get a better appreciation of the thermal activity, and the many lakes.
      Written January 28, 2024
    • roxanamosniagu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience
      We took with Volcanic Air the tour to the White Island and Mt.Tarawera with landing and Katie was our pilot and guide. She is a tremendous pilot with great skills. Katie did all the best in order for us to have a stunning experience, we recommand her if you really want something special, she is the kind of a guide who offers her full support so that you can just chill and relax, very professional and reliable, Volcanic Air is one of the best choices if you want to have a view of Rotorua from the air and Katie for sure, a great pilot and people oriented person, stunning performance, thank you!
      Written January 24, 2024
    • dandttrips
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just Do It
      Awesome experience with a knowledgeable operator. Mt Tarawera and White Island are something you should experience, very impressive!!!
      Written January 11, 2024
    • 748GeorgeS
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime surreal experience
      Once in a lifetime experience aboard a state of the art brand new Helicopter. We did the tour flying over the very active White Island and summit landing on a dormant volcano. The landscape is amazing and awe inspiring. We truly enjoyed it. It’s expensive but the memories are worth it.
      Written January 11, 2024
    • NormanT521
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Over the top at Tarawera and Orakei Korako
      Scott was an amazing pilot and very informative as well about what we were viewing below .. the views were killer and we had a complete blast .. thoroughly enjoyed the day out.
      Written December 29, 2023
    • Go65058735001
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointment in Rotorua
      I do not want to rate the flight, as it did not take place due to bad weather. So this is nobody's fault. I just want to rate the behaviour of the backoffice. I had reconfimed our flight the day before and got an answer from a lady that everything is ok and the flight is confirmed (by email). Next day when we arrived at the office of Volcanic air another lady told us that the flight is cancelled. I wanted to know whether I was not informed by mail (we could have saved our time by driving from our B&B to the Volcanic office, seaching for a parking space, ect) and she said, she did not have our data. I explained that they have our email as we got a reconfirmation per mail the day before. She checked and said that this is correct, but she was not in the office during the past 2 days and therefore is not up to date. This is not an excuse and not our problem. We talked to another couple and they told us that they had made the same experience. There is a lot of room for improvement we believe.
      Written December 21, 2023
    • A2380OHfa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Great experience overall. Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour itself was amazing- the views of the volcanoes were great and the pilot flew over White Island a few times to make sure everyone got a good view. Will definitely recommend to others
      Written December 18, 2023
    • maderien78
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A MUST DO in Rotorua!
      Best staff ever! The floatplane flight I booked had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions but the crew suggested alternative solutions: helicopter flight or another floatplane flight in the afternoon. And that's what I did. It had been an incredible experience: the flight was smooth, the views amazing and the very friendly pilot gave us a lot of information during the flight. The price is also really reasonable. Highly recommended!
      Written December 10, 2023
    • Voyage06570480756
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience with knowledgeable pilot.
      Fantastic experience with knowledgeable pilot. Great views of crater and surrounding area. Office staff really friendly
      Written November 21, 2023
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    Kathy
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    We had booked for Whakaari/White Island /Mt Tarawera helicopter tour in December 2019 but Volcanic Air worked with us to change this to another tour. Their communication with us was exemplary. We thoroughly enjoyed our flight and our pilot Brian was fantastic. He was calm and confident and we felt in good hands. I would recommend this trip to anyone. It is something that myself and my friends from the UK will always remember.
    Written January 9, 2020
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    I'm very happy you got to enjoy your flight and it was my absolute pleasure to fly you around or beautiful landscape. Kind regards, Brian
    Written February 9, 2020
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