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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

By Volcanic Air
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 40m
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Live guide: English
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  • Pilot-guide
  • Commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Tarawera
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City Lakefront
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 52223B

    • Most travellers can participate
    • Due to comfort and balance of the aircraft, the maximum weight per seat/passenger is 297 lbs (135 kg)
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing?
    Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing price starts from $644.97. Discover and book Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing on Tripadvisor
    What is the Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing cancellation policy?
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 40m. Discover and book Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing on Tripadvisor

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    • You'll start at
      Lakefront Drive
      Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
      Rotorua City Lakefront
      See address & details
    • 1
      Mt. Tarawera
      Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
      Land at our dormant volcano and view some out most beautiful lakes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Volcanic Air
      377
      Rotorua, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2008
    • Bronwyn649
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great views, informative, great experience
      Our flight was excellent value for money and Katie our pilot was very informative. We got great views from each side of the plane. it was a brilliant 80th birthday present for my husband and an early birthday present for me. Volcanic Air were so friendly and easy to deal with also. we totally recommend this flight with them.
      Written 21 March 2024
    • Trail58861612149
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow, what an amazing experience
      Steve, our pilot was amazing, knowledgeable and so keen to give us the best experience. He ensured we all got great views, turning the plane around time and again so we could each get that amazing picture. He shared his flying experiences with us that made the flight over the water so interesting, and looked out for whales and dolphins for us (regrettably there weren’t any). We would highly recommend this flight as the geological contrast between White Island and Mount Tarawera was surprising in both colour and shape and was fully appreciated from the air. Seeing the craters, lakes and geothermal activity was exceptional because of the colours and enhanced by Steve’s commentary.
      Written 8 March 2024
    • 56SarahP56
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it!
      What a total treat! We loved our trip with pilot Katie, she was so friendly and utterly professional, we felt so comfortable hopping in the plane under her control. Excellent trip, thoroughly recommend, the flight was so exciting and the hot pools were fab - hardly anyone was there and our two flight buddies were very friendly. The staff in the HQ were super friendly and helpful too, great company all round.
      Written 14 February 2024
    • Jennifer K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure in the Sky
      My boys had an amazing adventure! The pilot was very knowledgeable about the area and shared fun facts. They got to land at two different spots and do some hiking. It was fantastic! We were only in New Zealand for one week, so it was a great way to see lots of different areas in a short amount of time.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • tammyhZ8425UQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous!
      Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! One of the highlights of our 3.5 week New Zealand Adventure! Experienced the Volcanic Extremes helicopter excursion. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. They tried extra hard to get us in the air early so we could beat an approaching weather system. Pilot was super informative! Views were truly amazing. Visibility was awesome. Landed on Mt. Tarawera first which was exciting. Flew out to White Island which was remarkable. We had never seen an active volcano before. The story of this volcano and it's previous eruption is so interesting. Saw a pod of Dolphins on the way out also which was a super bonus! Highly, highly recommend this trip over such an incredibly diverse area!
      Written 4 February 2024
    • BeaversTravelWell
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Up UP and AWAY
      We had a great experience with our pilot Steven, and the Cessna float plane. Take off and landing was very smooth. Kevin gave us a fantastic overview of the area with plenty of commentary. This area is best scene from the sky to get a better appreciation of the thermal activity, and the many lakes.
      Written 28 January 2024
    • roxanamosniagu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience
      We took with Volcanic Air the tour to the White Island and Mt.Tarawera with landing and Katie was our pilot and guide. She is a tremendous pilot with great skills. Katie did all the best in order for us to have a stunning experience, we recommand her if you really want something special, she is the kind of a guide who offers her full support so that you can just chill and relax, very professional and reliable, Volcanic Air is one of the best choices if you want to have a view of Rotorua from the air and Katie for sure, a great pilot and people oriented person, stunning performance, thank you!
      Written 24 January 2024
    • dandttrips
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just Do It
      Awesome experience with a knowledgeable operator. Mt Tarawera and White Island are something you should experience, very impressive!!!
      Written 11 January 2024
    • 748GeorgeS
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime surreal experience
      Once in a lifetime experience aboard a state of the art brand new Helicopter. We did the tour flying over the very active White Island and summit landing on a dormant volcano. The landscape is amazing and awe inspiring. We truly enjoyed it. It’s expensive but the memories are worth it.
      Written 11 January 2024
    • NormanT521
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Over the top at Tarawera and Orakei Korako
      Scott was an amazing pilot and very informative as well about what we were viewing below .. the views were killer and we had a complete blast .. thoroughly enjoyed the day out.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • Go65058735001
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointment in Rotorua
      I do not want to rate the flight, as it did not take place due to bad weather. So this is nobody's fault. I just want to rate the behaviour of the backoffice. I had reconfimed our flight the day before and got an answer from a lady that everything is ok and the flight is confirmed (by email). Next day when we arrived at the office of Volcanic air another lady told us that the flight is cancelled. I wanted to know whether I was not informed by mail (we could have saved our time by driving from our B&B to the Volcanic office, seaching for a parking space, ect) and she said, she did not have our data. I explained that they have our email as we got a reconfirmation per mail the day before. She checked and said that this is correct, but she was not in the office during the past 2 days and therefore is not up to date. This is not an excuse and not our problem. We talked to another couple and they told us that they had made the same experience. There is a lot of room for improvement we believe.
      Written 21 December 2023
    • A2380OHfa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Great experience overall. Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour itself was amazing- the views of the volcanoes were great and the pilot flew over White Island a few times to make sure everyone got a good view. Will definitely recommend to others
      Written 18 December 2023
    • maderien78
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A MUST DO in Rotorua!
      Best staff ever! The floatplane flight I booked had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions but the crew suggested alternative solutions: helicopter flight or another floatplane flight in the afternoon. And that's what I did. It had been an incredible experience: the flight was smooth, the views amazing and the very friendly pilot gave us a lot of information during the flight. The price is also really reasonable. Highly recommended!
      Written 10 December 2023
    • Voyage06570480756
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience with knowledgeable pilot.
      Fantastic experience with knowledgeable pilot. Great views of crater and surrounding area. Office staff really friendly
      Written 21 November 2023
    • J2198YPchristopherb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience.
      This was really fantastic. Amazing flight and such a great way to view the beautiful country. Volcanic air were super helpful and responsive to questions and Callum our pilot was great and super knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
      Written 29 October 2023
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    Sarah H
    Adelaide, Australia32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    A really amazing experience to land on the mountain and walk to the summit. The views from the mountain and during the helicopter ride were great despite less than ideal weather. The pilot had excellent knowledge of the mountain and the surrounding area.
    Written 16 November 2022
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    Jen
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021 • Couples
    Our favorite part of the experience is seeing Rotorua from above, the beautiful lakes and craters, it’s like you’re a drone, seeing the view with your own eyes. Our pilot Sam was witty, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He also offered to take photos in different settings. We travelled on a beautiful sunny day-so the the photos we took are nice. Thank you for a safe and memorable flight, Volcanic Air!
    Written 3 February 2021
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    Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you had an amazing flight with us
    Written 8 February 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Biggles1234
    Auckland Central, New Zealand99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are being asked to spend local, what an awesome way to do this.
    The weather perfect , sunny and clear, Receptionist where we booked and Sam our pilot, great and helpful.
    Good commentary on history of the volcanic eruption in 1886.
    On the helicopter we wore masks lifting off for the flight over the Rotorua before landing on Mt Tarawera .
    Dramatic colour of craters and volcanic rock.
    We walked up the short climb to the trig station.
    Dramatic view across to snow capped Mt Ruapahu, and Whakaari White Island.
    The craters amazing colour dramatic. Then back on helicopter to Rotorua lake landing
    Highly recommend.
    Written 16 August 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you very much for the feedback and for travelling with us. We really enjoy showcasing our amazing backyard to our locals
    Written 21 August 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    stuntfish1967
    Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    An amazing experience seeing the Rotorua lakes region from the air, out-weighed only by the rare opportunity to set foot on the remarkable Mt Tarawera. Josh is an excellent helicopter pilot and a wonderful tour guide. Many thanks also to Steve and his crew for going above and beyond to completely turn our day around - much appreciated. We will be back to experience a float plane ride next time!
    Written 24 July 2022
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    margaret c
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Was more than I expected. Quite a thrill at age 75 to stand and look down at the volcano site. Loved flying over it with my son and three grandchildren aged 11 to 14. We all enjoyed the experience., Staff were helpful and courteous. Pilot was engaging. Thank you.
    Written 13 January 2023
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    Mount Tarawera's craters are astoundingly beautiful and we are so happy you got to experience this trip with your family!
    Written 14 January 2023
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    Larry L
    Mingo, Iowa52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2017 • Couples
    We did the White Island plus Mt. Tawawera combo. Totally worth the extra price. Our pilot was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. We travel many months each year and use lots of helicopters. We try for private charters with doors off for photos. This was not realistic for this trip. We had four others and it was zero problems. We completely recommend This company.
    Written 26 December 2017
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    LINDA H J
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful trip to a spectacular place. Views for miles in every direction. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
    Written 21 March 2024
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    Kia Ora We are so lucky where we get to live and it is our joy to get to show it off from the air! Thank you for the lovely review.
    Written 25 March 2024
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    Susan F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Couples
    Exciting! Great pilot, professional and friendly. Knowledgeable about area. Felt safe and most spectacular views!
    Written 24 January 2023
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    So pleased you had a great flight! We are very proud of our pilots 😊
    Written 25 January 2023
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    Sam
    Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk around on Mt Tarawera. Sam was really knowledgeable and has some fun facts about Rotorua and its surrounding areas.
    Written 31 March 2021
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    Thanks Samantha! Its always nice to hear feedback from our guests, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. P.s I will keep learning more fun facts for our next flight :) - Sam
    Written 17 April 2021
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    Mohit d
    Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    Its was one of the best experience of my life, staff was really nice and welcoming. I will highly recommend do everyone try this at least once.
    Thankyou
    Written 15 October 2020
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    Thank you for your review and great to hear you had a great experience!
    Written 19 October 2020
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