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Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer provided by Volcanic Air

Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer

Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer
4.5
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$432.28
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 15m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
By Floatplane, from above Mount Tarawera impressive views include vast volcanic rifts, distant national parks and our treasured lakes. Flying south we gain an appreciation of what local Maori term the ‘Sisters of Fire’, where volcanic activity has pierced the earth surface across the fault line forming the reserves of Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu which, when viewed from above display a spectacular pallet of nature’s most vibrant colours. Landing at Orakei Korako, ‘the Hidden Valley’, is an amazing opportunity to experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this hidden geothermal wonderland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5222P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional pilot-guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 15m
Departure details
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional pilot-guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Duration
2h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • 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
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Teauiti
Rotorua, New Zealand3 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
what an amazing experience! the whole experience from taking off to flying around the lakes was so amazing, especially seeing Rotorua from the sky. The walk along the orakei Korako was something I will never forget, its one of the most unique thermal valleys i have ever been in theres nothing quite like it in the world. Our pilot callum was so amazing and so knowledgeable about Rotorua 10/10 will recommend this trip!
Written May 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Volcanic A
Thank you Teauiti. It was a real pleasure to take yourself and Shaquia for a flight with us! We agree, Orakei Korako is a stunning thermal park with nothing quite like it in the world. We look forward to having you on-board with us again some time in the near future. Many thanks, from Steven, Callum, Isabel and the Volcanic Crew
Written May 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathy
5 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Volcanic Air
catherinesR8205BK
catherinesR8205BK
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Amazing worthwhile experience in Rotorua
Our excellent pilot, Sam, gave us good information on the areas we flew over which included Tarawera falls, landing
fionabentley
fionabentley
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Not expensive for the experience
The desk clerk was informative and helpful. Sam, our pilot was knowledgeable and approachable. The area is stunning
SavStirling
SavStirling
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Incredible plane ride
Amazing experience on a stunning day! Could see for miles, the views were incredible and our Pilot was knowledgeabl
PhilB2293
PhilB2293
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Float plane trip to lake Rotoiti geothermal hot pools.
Great way to spend the morning, float plane flight from Rotorua lakefront to the natural hot pools (only peasants g
kellieh599
kellieh599
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Awesome flight and soak
Beautiful scenic flight in a floatplane over lake Rotorua to lake Rotoiti for a soak in the exclusive access therma
jans760
jans760
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A REAL TREAT. GO, GO, GO !!!!
We did the floatplane trip to the Lake Rotoiti hot pools. Not mentioned much on their webside, but told about it b
samanthapmac
samanthapmac
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Amazing!
Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk a
davidm24686
davidm24686
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Highly recommended
My wife and I took the Floatplane ride to the hotpools. The whole plane ride experience was amazing. The staff were
wanderlustprince-nz
wanderlustprince-nz
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A Different Type of Kiwi Experience
An escape for a day from Auckland was needed so thought we will road trip to Rotorua and try something new. It land
Sara F
Sara F
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Enjoy the ride!
It was a spontaneous decision walking past the booking office ... pilot was called & we had a booking for 2 hours l
kourt21
kourt21
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Brilliant
The whole experience was excellent, absolutely beautiful views and our pilot was very informative about the differe
jennellacsina
jennellacsina
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Breathtaking
Our favorite part of the experience is seeing Rotorua from above, the beautiful lakes and craters, it’s like you’re
AinsleyDS91
AinsleyDS91
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Unbeatable views, great service.
We had the most fantastic seaplane flight with Volcanic air! Every aspect of our day was flawless. The pilot was ex
Snag1967
Snag1967
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Best way to see the beautiful country
The team at Volcanic Air were fantastic. The scenery and commentary made the trip in the sea plane. Best way to see
237gregoryt
237gregoryt
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Amazing, extremely insightful & awesome staff.
Such a treat to have had the opportunity to view our beautiful Rotorua & surrounds from above. Our pilot was fant
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