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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
Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9984
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We booked a 15 minute trip to pick us up from the lake in front of the motel in Ngongotaha, at no time was it mentioned that we were not paying enough for the pick up - which was the whole magic of the booking...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Opted the Flying plane with afternoon flight taking off from Lake Rotorua which was a novel thing to do as never been on a flying plane before. Individual seat for everyone on board with own window view. Trip was about 40 minutes with excellent view...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

We did the 15 minute helicopter tour over Rotorua for my daughter's 9th birthday. She sat up front and loved every second. Awesome scenery and everyone was really helpful and friendly with great knowledge of the area and its history. Will be saving the pennies...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

This was a real impulse buy as we were not intending to make a purchase. However the day was beautiful, blue skies and hardly a breeze. We went on the Cessna Floatplane to the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako with our journey taking us over...More

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Took our 3 year old on the Cessna 206 floatplane on the 30min flight (tour 3A). He loved it, massive smile and then discovered how the intercom worked ! Anyway great tour, informative pilot who's been doing the tours for a while. Not cheap, but...More

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volcanicair, Manager at Volcanic Air, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2012

Thank you for taking the time to visit Volcanic Air Safaris and to post on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you can tick this flight off your "To do list" Regards Ann Gregor Sales & marketing

Reviewed 16 July 2012

We took Tour 3B. Our dutch friend wanted to ride in a helicopter, see an aerial view of Rotorua & see the geysers. We had limited time, so this incorporated everything. Our pilot Kerry was absolutely brilliant, great humour & patience & very knowledgable. A...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2012

we strolled over to the building early saturday and were welcomed very nicely and explained all the alternatives. with two boys (8 and 9) we booked the "Hells Gate" helicopter trip. The ground staff and pilot took great care of us - and (luckily it...More

Thank blobby202
Reviewed 21 June 2012

From the moment we walked into the building (and patted Mercedes the dog), we were made to feel most welcome. The flight over the Crater Lakes was amazing, with a bit more time would love to have flown to White Island

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Absolutely breathtaking amazing experience out to White Island - you absolutely must do this. Steph our pilot was just so knowledgeable and The World was moored next to White Island when we went. Booking was effortless and the staff fantastic. YOU MUST DO THIS -...More

Thank BooandGinger
Reviewed 11 April 2012

We had a trip over the volcano and then landed at Hells gate. It was a spectacular journey on a sunny day. There was only the 2 of us so great views. The helicopter trip was late starting so they gave us some coloured photos...More

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Jessica Y
26 November 2018|
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