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We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic floatplane air tours.Land on the active Volcano of White Island or our dormant Volcano Mt Tarawera.View from above the dramatic and spectacular destination of Rotorua. The main...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I booked the dual trip last minute and I'm so glad I did. It really was spectacular. The weather couldn't have been any better so the views were amazing. The staff at the booking office were brilliant, the pilots and guides were hilarious but always...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1314karen
Reviewed 6 days ago

The white island is other-worldly! Beautiful volcano, landscape and colors. The flight over, watching dolphins and fish in the ocean was wonderful too. The pilot was great. ***My only complaint was the girls at the check in desk. I brought only what I was told...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laurenkV1055YJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The white island is other-worldly! Beautiful volcano, landscape and colors. The flight over, watching dolphins and fish in the ocean was wonderful too. The pilot was great. ***My only complaint was the girls at the check in desk. I brought only what I was told...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had to work at convincing my wife to take the floatplane ride over Mt. Tarawera. Her comment was “too short” The scenery was magnificent, the pilot was great, the whole experience was wonderful. We highly recommend this excursion.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alvinfeingold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the White Island Helicopter trip with guided island tour and it was amazing. The pilot was very knowledgeable (and personable which makes it all the more enjoyable); he talked about the country and various lakes we flew over, Including the kiwi fruit farms,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such an incredible trip around some of New Zealand's amazing country. Awesome friendly and helpful staff. Definitely reccomend a look. Not often you get to walk around on an active volcano and what a way to get there, via helicopter! Cheers team, you rock!

Date of experience: November 2018
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VA_Rotorua, General Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment and we are really happy you enjoyed your flight. We agree White Island is an amazing trip, and a one-in-a-lifetime experience!

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Landing on Mt Tarawera is great, and I hate to be dismissive of it, but everything pales for me in comparison to landing on White Island and walking around. As a professional photographer, who loves everything geo-thermal, this experience was the bucket list of bucket...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This was one of my favourite activités we did in New Zealand. It was very cool - first time on a helicopter, they’re very clear and care very much about your safety. We knew we were in safe hands with our cool tour guide, John-O....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Quality visit, really nice People from support to pilot. Wonderful attitude, great stories and lovely support

1  Thank Erik D
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jessica Y
26 November 2018|
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Response from VA_Rotorua | Property representative |
Hi Jessica, December and January are our busiest months and on some dates, certain tours are already quite heavily booked. But generally speaking if you have a few days in Rotorua we would usually be able to find some... More
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