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Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure

216 Aerodrome Road | Whakatane Airport, Whakatane 3191, New Zealand
+64 800 804 354
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Once in a lifetime experience

This was honestly the best birthday present I've ever gotten. We wanted to visit White Island and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nasei A
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Perfect timing!

My wife and I booked several months ago, to take the boat over to White Island. Fortunately(!), the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Your White Island Volcano Adventure with Frontier Helicopters 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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216 Aerodrome Road | Whakatane Airport, Whakatane 3191, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was honestly the best birthday present I've ever gotten. We wanted to visit White Island and had debated about whether to go by boat or helicopter. A family member had said that he had arranged for some Welsh visitors to go Frontier and they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I booked several months ago, to take the boat over to White Island. Fortunately(!), the weather would not allow the boat to go out. We asked about the next day but it was fully booked. We were hugely disappointed as it was...More

Thank Michael Richmon... B
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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review, i'm so happy that everything worked so well for you. Its a awesome feeling when all our passengers come back with a smile on their faces. I will pass on the message to the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday morning we had a thrilling life experience when visiting White Island with Frontier Helicopters. From the welcoming at Whakatane Airport, the flight from and to White Island, the guided tour at White Island till saying goodbye, it was AMAZING. A very professional team for...More

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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for your kind words. we really appreciate you as a valued customer. A tour to White Island is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. I'm thrilled that you got the best experience with us at Frontier Helicopters. I...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

As my wife is a bit seasick and we were short of time but still wanted to see white island we booked a trip with Frontier Helicopters. We've been quite lucky to be the only 2 passengers on our helicopter flight. The maximum people they...More

Thank Stefan S
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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your 5 star review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our White Island Volcano Adventure Tour, with us here at Frontier Helicopters. Yes, even though you have to share your tour with others, it is still an amazing experience. It definitely...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

It was our family's very first helicoter trip and it was our best experience in NZ! Pilot was attentive in flying us to the island and touring our family at the crater of the volcano! Very good experience and good price to service level. Highly...More

Thank KF W
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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

Wow, thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear your adventure with us was your best experience in New Zealand. White Island by Helicopter is certainly a 'Once in a lifetime' trip. Many thanks for your recommendation. It was lovely to meet...More

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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

We strongly strongly strongly recommend you to join! To ride on a helicopter and walk on an active volcano is probably a once for life experience! It sounds expensive and we did struggle for months before confirming to go (even though Frontier is already the...More

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FrontierNZ, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Hi there, Thank you so much for for joining us on our at White Island Volcano adventure. I'm so glad you enjoyed your adventure with us at Frontier Helicopters. We really appreciate your awesome feedback, I will definitely pass on your message to the rest...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Such an incredible experience, exploring an active volcano! Only way to do it is by helicopter. I was booked to go via boat in the morning, but my tour was cancelled due to rough seas. Phoned up Frontier Helicopters and a few hours later I...More

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FrontierNZ, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hi there, Thank you for your review. I'm glad we had the chance to share your White Island Volcano Adventure with you. Thank you so much for joining us at Frontier Helicopters. I will pass on your awesome comments to the rest of the Frontier...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We went on the helicopter to White Island. It's at least 2 hours each way on the boat, over an often choppy sea, against 20 minutes each way straight over Whale Island and on to White. On the 8.00AM flight the boats haven't got there...More

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FrontierNZ, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Hi there, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your adventure with us at Frontier Helicopters, it was lovely to have meet you. It is a special moment when you get the island to yourself. Thank you once again for allowing us to...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We had such an incredible time on our tour with Frontier Helicopters! Our day started a bit rough because the group before us got lost and were around an hour late to their booking so that meant our tour was pushed back also. However, Anna...More

Thank Molly S
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FrontierNZ, Manager at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Hi Molly, Thank you so much for that awesome review!! I am so glad that you guys had an amazing time and if at any point my voice got boring the wide variety of rocks on the volcano kept you occupied!!! The weather worked out...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We went with Frontier Helicopters to see White Island. Luke was our pilot and guide. We went with Frontier as our flight with Volcanic Air was cancelled due to bad weather. We contacted Frontier on the same day and as they were able to fly,...More

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FrontierNZ, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you for choosing to fly with Frontier Helicopters. I'm glad we could accommodate you, so you could go and enjoy our beautiful White Island Volcano. It is definitely a once and a lifetime opportunity. We are so happy you enjoyed your White Island Volcano...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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Hi, I would definitely book in advance. You will then need to keep in contact with the company and they will update you on the weather and flying conditions. Our flight left a bit later than planned, due to rain and fog, but... More
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