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White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight and Crater Tour from Tauranga

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    Stop At: White Island Volcano, White Island, Tauranga New Zealand

    Whakaari / White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 90 km from Tauranga, New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand's most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    Aerius Helicopters Tauranga, 142 Aerodrome Road Hanger 8, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up only from local Hotels and Motels. No pickups from private addresses. We will pick you up 30 minutes prior to the time of your flight booking. e.g. 10 am pick up for 10.30 am flight.

    Look for Silver Toyota mini van.

    If coming off a cruise ship meet out the front of the port gates

    Port of Tauranga - Cruise Ship
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (if advised at time of booking)
    • Entry/Admission - White Island Volcano
    • Gratuities
    • Bottled water
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not available for children under the age of 8 years and less than 20 kgs
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to be confirmed. If wanting to book for 1 person we will aim to book you with other confirmed passengers. You will need to contact Aerius Helicopters for availability if booking for 1 person
    • If booking within 24 hours of departure please phone for availability. Bookings within this time cannot be made online
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • In accordance with CAA rules and regulations, we require all passengers to inform us of their accurate weight before any flight. For the purpose of aircraft weight, balance and safety, the maximum weight allowed per seat is 130kgs (286lbs)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Our pilots will make a decision in regards to weather conditions on the day of your booked flight. If the weather conditions are not suitable for flying, we will contact you to reschedule your booking or provide a full refund.
    • All flights are subject to weather and weight restrictions. If the pilot has any concerns, flights may be altered at their discretion.
    • If you would like to be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship terminal instead of meeting at the meeting point, please advise your hotel information in the 'Special Requirements' section at time of booking so the supplier can arrange this with you.
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Brilliant experience! Highly recommend! Enjoyable commentary and being able to land in the volcano and trek across it made it something special.

    Thank D7865TJdebs
    Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thanks, D7865TJdebs we love taking people out to this unique place hope to see you again :)

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Fantastic flight Dave the pilot was very friendly And passed on a lot of knowledge Great tour in the crater Pleased we booked helicopter far better than the boat Would definitely do again

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Markythespark
    Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for your review mark :) Was a pleasure taking you and your wife out. Hope to see you back in the bay soon

    Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

    Amazing time, Dave was AWESOME knew heaps and a great kiwi guide. Did the 10:30am flight time was perfect we saw a pod of dolphins on the way beat the tour boat. Had the volcano to ourselves and learnt a bunch. Saw the tour boat...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sam P
    Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

    Hey guys, Thank you so much for the AWESOME review. So glad you enjoyed the trip.

    Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

    We had such an awesome time doing the helicopter flight and crater tour. Dave was highly professional, knowledgeable and super friendly. Will certainly be recommending to friends and family. Thanks so much!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank natdan89
    Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

    Hi Nat, Thank you for your review. I hope the rest of your holiday went well.

    Reviewed May 1, 2019

    Never would I have expected to get such an extensive lesson of something that is essentially in my backyard. Kurtis the pilot was incredibly knowledgeable in the history of the island and was able to answer questions no matter how abstract. Recommend this trip to...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Miriam C
    Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

    Hi Miriam, Thank for your review.

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