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Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing

By Volcanic Air
Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal reserves. Leaving Wai-O-Tapu we descend to follow the Waikato River to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako. Once landed, you will ferry across the river and begin your land-based tour. Experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland. Your return flight takes in views of farmland and the Paeroa mountain range before flying over Rotorua City and returning to our lakefront pier.
from
$815.08
per adult
from
$815.08
per adult

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Ages 0-100, max of 6 per group
Duration:3h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Driver and Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Tarawera
  • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park


Departure details
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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: 5222P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 6 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing?
Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing price starts from $804.60. Discover and book Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing on Tripadvisor
What is the Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing cancellation policy?
Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing?
Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing is hosted by Volcanic Air. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Volcanic Air on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing on Tripadvisor
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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: 5222P11

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lakefront Drive
    Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City Lakefront
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Waimangu Volcanic Valley
    Wai-O-Tapu
  • 1
    Mt. Tarawera
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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

sarahhD7216FB
sarahhD7216FB
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Stunning views of Rotorua and Mount Tarawera
A really amazing experience to land on the mountain and walk to the summit. The views from the mountain and during
stuntfish1967
stuntfish1967
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A "must do" Rotorua experience
An amazing experience seeing the Rotorua lakes region from the air, out-weighed only by the rare opportunity to set
Nina_in_AKL
Nina_in_AKL
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Fantastic experience / child friendly👍
Absolutely amazing experience for the whole family incl 3+5 yr old!! The pilot Stephen is super helpful, nice and k
gloriaandclive
gloriaandclive
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An amazing flight to Mt Tarawera and beyond
The weather was not looking good for the day we had booked. We were placed on a flight the day earlier thanks to St
WELDERNZ
WELDERNZ
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Amazing fun
Absolutely great time flying around the area, awesome knowledgeable pilot who shared interesting things about Mount
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
Teauitirichel
Teauitirichel
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simply amazing!
what an amazing experience! the whole experience from taking off to flying around the lakes was so amazing, especia
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
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,437 contributions
This was one of the most enjoyable tours we have done on a helicopter. We landed on Mt Tarawera on the most beautiful day and you could literally see for miles. Our pilot was professional, caring, informative and fun. We then went over the beautiful countryside and saw waterfalls, thermal activity until landing at Orakei Korako. Such a beautiful area to enjoy. We never felt rushed on this tour and felt it was such good value for money. We shared seats so we all had an opportunity to enjoy the helicopter views. This is the only way to go and such a professional company.
Written October 30, 2022
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Volcanic A
Thanks for your feedback, and enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Written October 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing