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Address: Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-348 9984
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We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic...

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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$288*
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
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$161*
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
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$646*
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White Island Helicopter Flight and Volcano Walking Tour

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Awesome experience

Thanks for the amazing experience. Went on the White Island helicopter tour with sam as my pilot. He had a great knowledge of the history of White Island was a really great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks for the amazing experience. Went on the White Island helicopter tour with sam as my pilot. He had a great knowledge of the history of White Island was a really great chance to get to know more about something so close to home. Sam also managed to get across a lot of information while still having a good laugh.... More 

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Thank Amanda S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the price for this amazing adventure! Our pilot, Eddie was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Excellent pilot. Made us feel very comfortable. Amazing trip to white island. Had the entire volcano to ourselves. Had plenty of time to explore. Great trip. Fantastic adventure.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the helicopter ride up to Mt. Tarawera. Pilot was super friendly and incredibly knowledge about the history of the mountain as well as of the region. Get over your fears and get in the air

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Thank Bruce K
VA_Rotorua, Director of Sales at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our helicopter flight to Mount Tarawera. It's spectacular isn't it, with so much history! Our pilots thrive on providing fantastic experiences for all of our guests and we're glad you thought so. Many thanks for your review. More 

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Jason was our guide for the White Island land and Explore. I couldn't recommend Jason any more highly. Skilled with the Helicopter, safety a first priority and then as our guide once we landed on White Island, he was informative, knowledgeable, calm with a good mix of humor. The trip was one of those once in a lifetime activities. We... More 

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Thank RammedEarth
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went out with Jason and four others we flew by helicopter to White Island volcano and then onto Mt Tarawera it was stunning ! We were lucky in that it was only the six of us on the volcano and Mount ! Flight was awesome but scary at all ! Jason was informative and knew all about the volcano and... More 

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Thank A-MK32
VA_Rotorua, Front Office Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are pleased you had a great time with Jason and our other passengers exploring White Island & Mount Tarawera via Helicopter. We think it is a fascinating and breathtaking experience too and love sharing it with lovely people like yourselves. More 

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

At 83 I had never had the pleasure of a helicopter flight. On holiday in Rotorua I decided to rectify this shortfall. Approaching Volcanic Air office with some trepidation I took the plunge and requested a short helicopter flight. As a minimum of two are required to cover the costs I paid the premium to ensure I got a ride.... More 

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Thank Eric M
VA_Rotorua, Front Office Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you finally got to experience a helicopter flight and an exclusive one at that! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Rotorua and will hopefully get you flying in one of our floatplanes. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Our family of five decided to take the helicopter to White Island. Some may think it is expensive, but what price do you put on something so magical, amazing and memorable. The trip over in the helicopter was very informative with our pilot/guide Jason. I could hardly believe we were flying. Upon landing on White Island we were given a... More 

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Thank Chiefsfans
VA_Rotorua, Director of Sales at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

We are thrilled to be apart of creating these new memories with you and your family, White Island via Helicopter is definitely a great experience and we are glad you think so too. Thank you for taking the time to post such wonderful feedback about your experience and our pilot Jason. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great guide, fun helicopter trip and you experience a live volcano! Nice reception by a friendly host is followed by a flight with a knowledgeable pilot and amateur volcanology expert 😆

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Thank KKMuspratt
VA_Rotorua, Director of Sales at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your flight with us to White Island. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Rotorua. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We visited Rotorua many times and saw floatplanes and helicopters sitting motionless by the lake Rotorua. This time we thought it would be nice to have short flight for our family (2 adults and 2 kids) around the lake. After they told us that 15 minute flight would cost $578 I understand why I have not seen the flying there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is probably the thing I've enjoyed the most whilst in New Zealand. I booked the trip to White Island by helicopter and at first it does seem expensive until you get a sight of the Volcano and its like another planet. We were given a great amount of time on the island, this is not a whistle stop tour... More 

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Thank Mike R
VA_Rotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear that you had a fabulous time with us out at White Island! I will also pass your comments on to your pilot Edine. Thank you very much for taking the time to review your tour with us! I trust the rest of your time in Rotorua, New Zealand was just as memorable. More 

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