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Volcanic Air

Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9984
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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 theme of our scenic flight tours is to showcase the many crater lakes, volcanic and geothermal landscape of the region Rotorua and Bay of Plenty.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“active volcano” (24 reviews)
“white island” (92 reviews)
“float plane” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-348 9984
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"active volcano"
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"white island"
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"float plane"
in 17 reviews
"helicopter trip"
in 14 reviews
"mt tarawera"
in 19 reviews
"great pilot"
in 8 reviews
"air safaris"
in 8 reviews
"live volcano"
in 7 reviews
"pilot guide"
in 5 reviews
"minute flight"
in 5 reviews
"low cloud"
in 4 reviews
"gas mask"
in 3 reviews
"the black swan"
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"experienced pilot"
in 3 reviews
"aerial view"
in 3 reviews
"bucket list"
in 11 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Let's face it. It's expensive (for our family at least) and a bit of an extravagant outing. We did this for my birthday as a family outing on our short visit to Rotorua. Having said that though, my entire little family of 4 all agree...More

Thank David E
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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It is always great to hear such positive feedback and we're so happy that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. Our pilots really do a fantastic job and we enjoy passing these...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The first day we were scheduled to take a ride out to White Island we got rained out. The office was able to reschedule us for the next day which was also tentative due to weather. We lucked out and the day got even clearer...More

Thank Patricia M
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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Patricia, Thank you for the kind words, it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with us from start to finish. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip and would like to thank you for flying with us. Kind...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time stepping into an active volcano this Easter, what an awesome experience! The smell of sulphur can be uncomfortable, we were given masks and helmets to use. We can see bubbling from the ground. It was such a beautiful day and...More

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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi there, It is a trip of a lifetime and one for the bucketlist! Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome review, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, The Volcanic Air Team

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Not anything what could be done better. As good as it gets. From the first moment a great experience. Although it’s all about fun and an awesome experience it’s safety first. The pilot and tour guide is simply stunning, fun and highly knowledgeable. The help...More

Thank Hendrik K
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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Hendrik, Thank you for leaving such a stunning review! It is great to hear that you loved the trip as much as we do. We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand and thank you for flying with us....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

My husband is a pilot who has his seaplane rating. So of course we had to take the floatplane ride offered by Volcanic Air! We were staying at the Black Swan Boutique hotel on Lake Rotorua. So our host called them up and the pilot...More

Thank Cheryl W
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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Cheryl, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your floatplane experience with Paul. We hope this was a highlight of your trip! Many thanks, The Volcanic Air Team

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Oh, my god! This is an adventure for the adventuresome. We boarded the Volcano Helicopters bird located on a tiny piece of marina pier just across the park from our Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel. It was a beautifully clear day as we took off due...More

Thank Bob F
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VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Bob, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful and informative review of our White Island trip, it really is a once in a life time experience. It sounds like you had a fantastic time. Kind regards, The Volcanic Air Team

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