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Frontier Helicopters

148 reviews
Whakatane, New Zealand
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About Frontier Helicopters
Your White Island Volcano Adventure with KahuNZ takes you to the edge of and into a continuously active volcano, a living breathing geological giant where you will experience first hand the power of nature in its untouched form. Your view from high above spans the entire island. Towering steam columns, bold landforms and intricate textures make for an amazing spectacle. Drifting down and passing slowly along the crater rim you can sense the energy of each billowing crater and steaming vent. Close up, rich colours accentuate this rare environment of extreme beauty and raw energy. Landing provides the opportunity to take a one hour guided walk amongst the scene from the dawn of time.
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I did the White Island helicopter tour during NZ’s busiest holiday weekend (Easter), and we were blown away how chill, informative, and semi- private this tour was! We did the 8am flight, and there were only 7 other people going (two helicopters),...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank reillyg6
FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Good morning, Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed our White Island Volcano Adventure Tour. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Easter weekend. We are very grateful you choose to fly with Kahu NZ . I will pass on...More

Reviewed April 21, 2019

My suggestion is take the first flight for the day if you can - departure of the flight I was on was at 8am from Whakatane airport. This was good timing as the five passengers plus our knowledgable pilot where the only ones on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. Thank you for choosing to fly with Kahu NZ. I'm glad you enjoyed your White Island Volcano Adventure Tour. Hope the rest of your holiday was amazing. Kind regards, The team from Kahu NZ

Reviewed April 4, 2019

Amazing Yep it was. From booking to getting into the Helicopter was 100% a great experience. I am sorry I cant recall your names, but the lady at reception and our Pilot were amazing. Saftey checks very well explained and a amazing flight out to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank juddyburton
FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review and choosing to fly with Kahu NZ Ltd. We love to share our experience with all our passengers. We all hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards The Team at Kahu NZ

Reviewed March 12, 2019

What an amazing adventure! The wonderful team who operate the company and the two professional and reassuringly experienced pilots who flew us all out to White Island and guided us safely around the active volcano, they together made this, our first helicopter flight and, for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Goor morning Donald, Thank you for choosing to fly Kahu NZ Ltd. I'm glad you enjoyed your White Island Volcano Adventure Tour. Your very welcome, we enjoyed showing you around White Island. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards, The Team...More

Reviewed March 7, 2019

This trip was wonderful. The business is very good and I appreciated the many emails it took to get a booking that I messed up correct. They were very nice about it. Now the trip was a "once in a lifetime" experience. You feel good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank csmalnati
FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Good morning! Thank you for your review.We are so happy we could give you a once and a lifetime opportunity to White Island. I will pass on message to the rest of our team here at Kahu NZ. It was such a pleasure to have...More

Reviewed February 11, 2019

My wife an I took the first flight to White Island Yes, the helicopter experience is more expensive, but is quicker, we were the first and only ones on the island at the time, plus viewing the island from the air gives a true perspective...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CGSSMS
FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2019

Good morning, Thank you for joining our team at Kahu NZ. We appreciate you choosing Kahu NZ for your adventure over to White Island. White Island is such a awesome place to visit and it is truely a Gem. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

This was my birthday present to my husband, who has always been interested in volcanoes but had never visited an active one. We splashed out on the helo instead of the boat, and it was well worth it. We were staying in Rotorua, so it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Good morning Rachael, Thank you for your awesome review. I'm so glad that you and your husband could visit. White Island never disappoints. It was a pleasure to have you both join us at Kahu NZ, i hope you have a awesome day and you...More

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We did the budget helicopter ride for our son’s birthday and it was wonderful. Pete was our pilot and he gave us an exciting ride with lots of twists and turns. We got great views of the beaches and farmland. We loved it. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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FrontierHelicopters, Front Office Manager at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Good Afternoon NewZanadians, Thank you very much for the awesome review, I'm so pleased you guys had a great time doing one of our scenic trips, your sons smile was even bigger when you guys landed back at our hanger, Im glad he got to...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018

We decided to splash out for this tour although it would cost quite a bit for our family of 6. But no regrets. This was one of the highlights of our 10-day visit to North Island NZ. There is no better way to see White...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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FrontierHelicopters, Front Office at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Good afternoon Linnman, Thank you very much for the lovely review!!! I'm so glad that you opted to come with us, to experience a once and a life time opportunity with us at Kahu. I will pass on you awesome review to Pete and Jason....More

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Our trip by boat to White Island was cancelled as deemed too rough. The following two days were fully booked so we decided to go by helicopter instead as it was a lovely sunny day. Cost $695 flying from Whakatāne airport. Excellent customer service from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Good morning Anita, Thank you very much for your review, the team and i at Frontier, definitely enjoyed your visited. I'm glad that we could accommodate you and your husband. Have a awesome day!! Kind regards, Rora Glassford

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Mamybuck
August 20, 2018|
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Response from FrontierHelicopters | Property representative |
Hello Mandy, Thank you for your question. We dont actually have a minimum age for the tour. There is however a minimum weight requirement. Any child travelling with us via helicopter to White Island must be no lighter... More
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If you type up either am or pm, then we can allocate an available time slot OR you can email us direct OR you can call us 0800 804 354 We look forward to hearing from you. We advise you book your trip asap as February is... More
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