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About Volcanic Air
We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic floatplane air tours.Land on the active Volcano of White Island or our dormant Volcano 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.
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Helicopter White Island & Mount Tarawera Dual Volcano Landing
For the ultimate scenic helicopter tour from Rotorua, combine two popular destinations in one half-day tour. You’ll land on both Mount Tarawera and White Island, and get close views of the steaming crater lake and active crater floor of White Island, and visit the towering summit of Mount Tarawera. Soak in views of the nearby lakes district, and hear live commentary from your pilot during this exclusive tour.
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3 hours 30 minutes
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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane from Rotorua
View Rotorua’s network of lakes from above with this flight. Depart Rotorua in the early morning or early evening, then float over a landscape wrought large and dramatic by millions of years of eruptions. A pilot-guide tells you (through headsets) what you’re seeing—gain greater knowledge of geothermal activity in the air. Gain an aerial perspective on a spectacular region of New Zealand.
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15 minutes
from $123.38
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the White Island/Mount Tawawera Dual landing on November 12th, and this was probably the highlight of our entire New Zealand trip. Our pilot/guide, JB was amazing and would highly recommend him. He flipped our itinerary so we landing on Mount...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was truly a fantastic experience, from beginning to end. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, and our pilot and tour guide, JB, was wonderful. The flights to and from White Island were most definitely the highlight of the trip (at least for me,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Trenton S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable experience. The helicopter ride was thrilling and being able to set foot on an extremely active volcano was something unforgettable and and experience I will never forget. I HIGHLY recommend this tour as the experience is something you cannot go without - especially if...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Volcanic A, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your flight. Defiantly a flight of a lifetime to tick off the bucket list

Reviewed October 30, 2019

Excellent morning visit to White Island on a shiny new helicopter piloted by Sam, who was also our guide on the walk round the island. Weather couldn’t have been any better for flying with zero cloud cover, warm sun although the wind was cold so...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Volcanic A, Helicopter Pilot at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey guys! Thanks for the kind review, we lucked out on the weather didn't we! Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour, and I hope you had an awesome holiday. Take care. Sam :)

Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

The company couldn’t be more helpful. We wanted to fly in a floatplane but the weather was changeable so they kept in contact until it was right to fly. Our pilot was informative, considerate and ensured that we got the most out of the experience...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Volcanic A, Floatplane Pilot at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

Thanks for your response, we really appreciate the feed back and It was a pleasure having you onboard our float plane yesterday. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time travelling throughout New Zealand and that the weather improves for your next scenic flights...More

Reviewed September 14, 2019

This trip, while expensive, is absolutely unforgettable. After landing on Tarawera and spending about 20 minutes, we flew to White Island and spent the most amazing 90 minutes ever. Great commentary from Matt the pilot. Forget the Rotorua mud pools etc., this is a whole...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Volcanic A, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback Robin. White Island and Mount Tarawera are a must, and a once in a lifetime experience. We are happy we were able to share it with you.

Reviewed September 5, 2019

This is the most amazing trip you could ever take a must do event. I cannot think of anymore friendly and helpful staff, from start to finish it was a very professional run organisation from office staff to our pilot. Our tour on the island...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ron S
Volcanic A, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Thank you for flying with us. We are happy you enjoyed your flight and our friendly staff!

Reviewed August 6, 2019

The weather was really nice and for a long time we were the only ones on the Island. Maybe I was just lucky but this was unforgettable. It really felt like we were on an adventure. I would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DorBol
Volcanic A, Front Office Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you for kind review! We are so happy that you had an amazing time.

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Last minute decision to blow the last of my holiday cash on a seaplane that the the kids had been eyeing up all weekend,did not disappoint! My boy got to fly in the co-pilot seat and "land" our plane. Views were insane and the dread...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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VA_Rotorua, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hello Jason, Indi, Karen and Jet. Great to hear you enjoyed the flight. It was a great trip and it was a privilege to take your family for a flight. Jet was a great co-pilot as well. Also glad you liked the selfie (I couldn't...More

Reviewed July 27, 2019

Completely brilliant. Our pilot Stephen was perfect, friendly, funny, and engaging. He went above and beyond (ha) to make the kids feel safe and involved and even took time after the flight to show them around the cockpit and answer their questions. Thanks again Stephen...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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VA_Rotorua, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to take you and your family for a flight. Hopefully you have a few lil aviators on your hands:) - Steven

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November 26, 2018|
Response from Volcanic A | Property representative |
Hi Jessica, December and January are our busiest months and on some dates, certain tours are already quite heavily booked. But generally speaking if you have a few days in Rotorua we would usually be able to find some... More