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Aerius Helicopters

230 reviews
Tauranga, New Zealand
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About Aerius Helicopters
Let Aerius Helicopters take you on a trip of a life time over the scenic Bay of Plenty. Our flight options range from quick joy flights showcasing the beautiful Tauranga/Mount Maunganui region, or for the more adventurous we can take you for a flight to and tour of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, explore the lakes and geothermal areas of Rotorua or visit Hobbiton, the movie set used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
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White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight from Tauranga
3 reviews
Gaze out on aerial views of White Island Volcano, New Zealand's most active, on this 70-minute flight narrated by a pilot/guide. Get the opportunity to snap photos of this unusual geological site and enjoy an intimate atmosphere, as the helicopter holds just 8 passengers.
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$453.97 per adult
Mount and City Helicopter Flight from Tauranga
6 reviews
Get fantastic aerial views of Tauranga and Matakana Island during this 12-minute helicopter flight. While your pilot narrates, view the Kaimai Ranges, Mayor Island, the Mount, the Port of Tauranta, and Bowentown Heads out the windows. This tour is limited to just three passengers.
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$76.77 per adult
Papamoa Hills Helicopter Flight from Tauranga
5 reviews
Take to the sky in a helicopter and get incredible bird’s-eye view photos of Mount Maunganui and the Papamoa Hills. On this short aerial tour of the Bay of Plenty, enjoy grand views of the Tauranga and Omokoroa coastlines before heading inland to see the deep valleys and historic sites of old Māori pā in the Papamoa Hills Regional Park. Don’t get distracted by others in your helicopter - it’s just you and your pilot in the air on this private tour.
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$140.20 per adult
Mount and Maketu Helicopter Flight From Tauranga
3 reviews
Fly above Tauranga’s white sand beaches, islands, and coastal hills on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from the Tauranga Airport. Watch for sharks and marine wildlife in the clear, coastal waters, and spot rows of kiwi vines growing far below. The pilot will point out sights on the ground and offer commentary throughout the flight, which is limited to eight passengers for the best possible views.
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$213.63 per adult
Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Helicopter Flight from Tauranga
Soar above the volcanic landscape of Mount Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes on a 50-minute scenic helicopter flight from Tauranga airport. You’ll see steam rising in sulfurous columns, expanses of thick pink forest, and the remains of powerful eruptions, dramatic volcanic geology on a scale that’s best seen from the air. The pilot will share commentary throughout the flight, which is limited to eight people for the best possible views.
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$397.22 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

The scenery was beautiful and the guys were friendly & informative, we really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iain_and_Louise
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Iain_and_Louise for your review our Mount and City Flight is definitely a crowd pleaser :)

Reviewed March 18, 2019

"White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight and Crater Tour" organization and volcano was great, many thanks

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 884Dima884
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey 884Dima884 our White Island Flight and Tour is definitely one to tick off your bucket list now you can say you have been on an active volcano !! how cool is that, glad you enjoyed your trip with Aerius

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We got connected with Aerius through our cruise ship. David was our pilot and guide. He did a fabulous job and is an excellent pilot. It was our first time in a helicopter and it was surprisingly smooth. It was the highlight of our trip...More

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Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks SteverY2091NU it was a pleasure to have you fly with Aerius we really enjoyed your company and great photos you captured :) we hope the rest of your cruise was as awesome as flying to an active volcano and in style by helicopter

Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with our pilot, Kurtis, who was a mine of useful and interesting information on both the history of the island and the science of what can be seen on White Island. We were also fortunate that the weather was with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nick B
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our pilots fly GNS researchers out to the island monthly which is how we keep up to date with all the current activity on the island making our pilots very knowledgable, sounds like you had a great trip with Aerius out to White Island thanks...More

Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous helicopter trip to White Island, an active volcano. Very knowledgeable and safety minded. Highly recommend. Worth every penny.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SBC0811
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Memories that will last a lifetime :) thanks for your review SBC0811

Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

The thrill of landing inside the crater of an active volcano was really something. Curtis our guide and helicopter pilot was very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the island. Spectacular colours formed by the sulphur crystals. The flight out and back was terrific...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StargazerMelbourne
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The team here at Aerius can never get enough of landing inside the crater of White Island it's such a natural beauty we are privilege to be able to show you guys what's sitting on our back doorstep thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019

This was an amazing place to visit, we just loved our helicopter Pilot Kurtis Smyth he was very informative, easy to talk to and a very talented pilot. Loved White Island although the sulphur was very strong on the day we were there, cool to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Thanks for your review luvstotravelwithlove Kurtis enjoyed taking you flying :)

Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

My sons & i did White Island trip in Jan'19. Had brilliant day, got amazing photos. Saw dolphins & sharks as well as the views up & down coast. Our pilot Dave was really informative. The trip is well worth the money. Go on, book...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debjan19
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

White Island s a pretty cool place to go to and not many people can say they have been to an active volcano!! was really cool to take you and your sons out with Aerius and thank you for the kind words on your review,...More

Reviewed February 8, 2019

We booked the trip from the UK via Viator after reading reviews. We selected the 8.30am flight as this arrived on the island before any of the ships. Curtis collected us from our cruise ship and took us to the airfield. We were taken through...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 133carolinew
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Thank you so much 133carolinew for taking the time to write this detailed review of your trip, we really appreciate hearing how happy our customers are when they come to fly with Aerius :) safe travels for the rest of your time in New Zealand

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