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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua provided by Volcanic Air

Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
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from $282.67 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Flying at a time to suit you, this scenic floatplane tour over Mt. Tarawera will fit into even the busiest of itineraries. Meet the pilot, who serves as your aerial guide and offers narration on the awesome sights from above. Feel the thrill of a water take-off before your pilot expertly navigates the skies toward Mt. Tarawera, a mountain steeped in Maori legend. You’ll follow a 5-mile (8-km) volcanic rift along the summit of Mt. Tarawera—a lunar-like landscape of jagged rocks and myriad crater lakes formed by the 1886 eruption of the now dormant volcano—before heading south to the Steaming Cliffs and hot lakes of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. En route back to Rotorua, the seaplane tour takes you over the Blue and Green Lakes and the gurgling geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve before splashing down for a water landing on Rotorua Lake. Flights depart throughout the day from dawn to dusk, so simply advise your preferred departure time when booking. Please note: A minimum of 2 adults is required per booking.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52223A
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
30-minute scenic floatplane flight over Mt. Tarawera Volcano
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
30m
Departure details
Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Inclusions
30-minute scenic floatplane flight over Mt. Tarawera Volcano
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City Lakefront
Duration
30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Due to comfort and balance of the aircraft, the maximum per seat limit is 297 lbs (135 kg) per passenger
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lakefront Drive
    Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City Lakefront
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mt. Tarawera
  • You'll end at
    Lakefront Drive
    Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City Lakefront
    See address & details
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AwesomeSara
1 contribution
Enjoy the ride!
Mar 2021 • Couples
It was a spontaneous decision walking past the booking office ... pilot was called & we had a booking for 2 hours later. Unfortunately we did not manage to get the office ladies name - but she was an absolute gem. Not pushy or invasive but very informative to my partners million questions. Callum a polite young lad was more than we could ask for as a pilot & guide. Money cannot be put on the experience we had. Epic landing Callum - You rose to our wittyness & we are very thankful to you both. Hope to see you both in the coromandel at our restaurant one day x
Written 10 March 2021
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Volcanic A
Great feedback , thank you. Spontaneous decisions are often the best. Its a great flight and it was a great day for it. I hope the camping lived up to the expectations😊 and yes we would love to come and visit your restaurant some day.
Written 11 March 2021
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Ainsley DS
214 contributions
Unbeatable views, great service.
Dec 2020
We had the most fantastic seaplane flight with Volcanic air! Every aspect of our day was flawless. The pilot was excellent in making sure everyone enjoyed their time in a safe and fun manner. The views from the plane were like nothing else I had seen before and certainly made me look at Aotearoa New Zealand in a new way. He even went the extra mile carrying us to the beach so we didn’t have to get our socks and shoes wet or take them off to walk through water! Such an incredible way to appreciate New Zealand.
Written 14 December 2020
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Volcanic A
Hi Ainsley. I'm glad you and your mum enjoyed your flight. It was a real pleasure having you aboard, along with carrying you guys to the beach, always service with a smile:) - Steven
Written 21 December 2020
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Gregory T
38 contributions
Amazing, extremely insightful & awesome staff.
Dec 2020 • Business
Such a treat to have had the opportunity to view our beautiful Rotorua & surrounds from above. Our pilot was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Besides the beautiful views and seeing all our amazing lakes, it was definitely a highlight & a laugh to watch our pilot carry two lady passengers from the float plane to the shore for their next adventure. Now that was service!
Highly recommend Volcanic Air.
Written 9 December 2020
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Volcanic A
Thank you for the review. I'm glad you had a good trip in our floatplane. It was an extra special trip being able to do an additional landing to drop off the two passengers - it's always service with a smile :) - Steven
Written 13 December 2020
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Peeb_10
Wellington, New Zealand29 contributions
Volcanic power from a float plane!!!!!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Fabulous trip, a real highlight! Our pilot Steve was very knowledgeable and maximised the photo opportunities. Beautiful and awe inspiring scenery.
Written 20 September 2020
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Volcanic A
Thank you for your review, it was a real privilege to be able to take you on a flight with us, hopefully we will see you again sometime soon - Steve
Written 21 September 2020
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Geoff M
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Fantastic views and fun to land on water.
Feb 2020
This 30 minute flight is fantastic. We flew in the old 10 seat aircraft which was like flying in the days of old. The views from every seat are excellent. The scenery is terrific and as the plane doesn't go much higher than the actual volcano you get magnificent views right down inside the rifts in the mountains. On the way back we got yo see the geyser erupting on our approach to landing.
Written 29 February 2020
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Volcanic A
Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your flight.
Written 3 March 2020
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eagle140
Gold Coast, Australia16 contributions
'Must Do' Rotorua experience
Jan 2020
Our family recently did the scenic floatplane flight from Lake Rotorua taking in the spectacular volcanic landscape. From the very first contact the service was excellent.
The office staff were incredibly helpful,friendly and informative. The pilot Steve was a highly skilled pilot and a genuinely nice man. He was highly informative, encouraged questions and was very concerned that we had the optimal experience. The views were absolutely spectacular from the large windows and Steve banked back and forwards across the crater of Mt Tawarewa to ensure everyone captured its
magnificence. Landing back on Lake Rotorua on the floatplane was a sublime experience and amazingly smooth. We blew the budget to do the flight but all agreed overwelmingly that it was worth every cent. Thank you to Steve and staff for an unforgettable flight.
Written 21 January 2020
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Volcanic A
Hello the Bradley and Evans family. Thank you for your review and we are very happy you and your family enjoyed their flight! It was a real joy to taking you on a flight around our beautiful area - Steve
Written 25 January 2020
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Daniel_Jess
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Incredible
I plucked up the courage to take this tour earlier today and it was simply incredible. Knowledgeable and friendly pilot who’s commentary was really interesting and the views were simply breathtaking.

This trip is a must and worth every cent!

Written 9 April 2019
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VA_Rotorua
Thanks Daniel for your comments and coming out with us on our floatplane. Great to hear you had an amazing trip:)
Written 18 June 2019
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pnjaban
San Francisco, CA451 contributions
Fantastic flight, mind-blowing views and experience
Dec 2018 • Couples
This short flight with four passengers on board was nothing short of spectacular from start to finish. I could not stop taking photos from every possible direction and wished the flight could have gone on longer. My only regret is that the restrictions of a plane necessarily block parts of the view, but other than that, I could not recommend this more. We had knowledgeable and useful commentary from the young pilot, no jokey chatter or noise. This was well worth the visit. I will cherish my photos and memories!
Written 22 December 2018
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Erik D
Austin, TX49 contributions
Great service
Quality visit, really nice
People from support to pilot. Wonderful attitude, great stories and lovely support
Written 1 October 2018
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StaceyCheer
Arapuni, New Zealand90 contributions
Fantastic Flight!
Sep 2018 • Family
Got dad a 30 min Mount Tarawera/Waimangu Thermal Valley "Eruption Trail Tour" by floatplane for a Christmas present. Finally got to do it today, and what a magnificent day for flying! Blue skies, a calm lake, and amazing views of the area!

The staff were fabulous, from the person dealing with the booking, to the office lady that greeted as, and of course the wonderful pilot/guide.

Would we do it again? Absolutely! Would we recommend it for other adventurers? Without hesitation! Thanks Volcanic Air, we had a blast!!
Written 1 September 2018
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PhilB2293
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Float plane trip to lake Rotoiti geothermal hot pools.
Great way to spend the morning, float plane flight from Rotorua lakefront to the natural hot pools (only peasants g
kellieh599
kellieh599
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Awesome flight and soak
Beautiful scenic flight in a floatplane over lake Rotorua to lake Rotoiti for a soak in the exclusive access therma
jans760
jans760
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A REAL TREAT. GO, GO, GO !!!!
We did the floatplane trip to the Lake Rotoiti hot pools. Not mentioned much on their webside, but told about it b
Teauitirichel
Teauitirichel
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simply amazing!
what an amazing experience! the whole experience from taking off to flying around the lakes was so amazing, especia
samanthapmac
samanthapmac
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Amazing!
Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk a
davidm24686
davidm24686
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Highly recommended
My wife and I took the Floatplane ride to the hotpools. The whole plane ride experience was amazing. The staff were
wanderlustprince-nz
wanderlustprince-nz
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A Different Type of Kiwi Experience
An escape for a day from Auckland was needed so thought we will road trip to Rotorua and try something new. It land
kourt21
kourt21
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Brilliant
The whole experience was excellent, absolutely beautiful views and our pilot was very informative about the differe
jennellacsina
jennellacsina
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Breathtaking
Our favorite part of the experience is seeing Rotorua from above, the beautiful lakes and craters, it’s like you’re
Snag1967
Snag1967
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Best way to see the beautiful country
The team at Volcanic Air were fantastic. The scenery and commentary made the trip in the sea plane. Best way to see
Holdenontop
Holdenontop
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TOP FLIGHT
Fantastic flight with a great pilot. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who looked after us well.
MegsFaram
MegsFaram
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A must.
Float plane to Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools. This is a must. Even for a seasoned visitor to Rotorua and the lake, this
hollielovesplants
hollielovesplants
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I got to ride shotgun on a floatplane!!
This was an incredible experience. I have never been on a small plane before, let alone a floatplane, so I was very
14marilynb
14marilynb
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This trip will leave a lasting memory
Cannot fault this trip. Everybody we dealt with was bubby bright informative and a pleasure to deal with. The pilot
Mdmohit
Mdmohit
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Fabulous
Its was one of the best experience of my life, staff was really nice and welcoming. I will highly recommend do ever
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