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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Helicopter from Rotorua provided by Volcanic Air

15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Helicopter from Rotorua

15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Helicopter from Rotorua
4.5
Book in advance
from $229.34 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized 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 sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • 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: 15m
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5222P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional pilot-guide • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
15m
Departure details
Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City lakefront
Inclusions
Professional pilot-guide • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Rotorua City lakefront
Duration
15m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund 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
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking 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 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lakefront Drive
    Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City lakefront
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lake Rotorua
  • You'll end at
    Lakefront Drive
    Lakefront Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Rotorua City lakefront
    See address & details
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4.5
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MAB47
Pascoe Vale, Australia15 contributions
A must-do experience in Rotorua
Fabulous views over the lakes, which were spectacularly beautiful. Exhilarating flight. Informative commentary from the pilot, Matt.
Written 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Volcanic A
Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you had a great experience!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica2329
8 contributions
Okay, not great.
The ride seemed a lot shorter than anticipated, couldn’t really see exactly what was spoken about from the pilot. However, we learnt a few interesting facts. Was okay overall but not worth the money.
Written 22 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bushj6
Detroit, MI26 contributions
The best way to see the lakes area
Feb 2018 • Couples
Rotorua is a quiet town and there’s no indication that within and outside the city limits there are seven lakes, each of a different color, including one private lake hallowed by the Maori as a burial place. A helicopter or plane ride is the best way to see the beauty which is Rotorua. We took a short, lovely flight with the best lady pilot!
Written 11 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! The lakes in the area really are beautiful and the area is best seen from above. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Kind regards, The Volcanic Air Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Volcanic Air
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
Sara F
Sara F
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Enjoy the ride!
It was a spontaneous decision walking past the booking office ... pilot was called & we had a booking for 2 hours l
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
AinsleyDS91
AinsleyDS91
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Unbeatable views, great service.
We had the most fantastic seaplane flight with Volcanic air! Every aspect of our day was flawless. The pilot was ex
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
237gregoryt
237gregoryt
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Amazing, extremely insightful & awesome staff.
Such a treat to have had the opportunity to view our beautiful Rotorua & surrounds from above. Our pilot was fant
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
JoDewar
JoDewar
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A must do!
This was quite something! Highly recommend. Right from the beginning, the administrator was professional and friend
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