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Volcanic Air

Memorial Drive | Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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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%
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“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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Reviewed 10 February 2012

What a great tour! It's the best way to see Lake Rotorua and Mt Tarawera as well as the surrounding area. We went up in the refurbished 1954 DHC Otter Float Plane where every seat is a window seat and what a trip..... The views...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

I had arranged to take the White Island and Mt. Tarawera helicopter tour and had booked it months ago, when they had felt that there would be no problem finding someone to accompany me for the minimum 2-person flight. Unfortunately, they were unable to do...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2012

I recommend this service to any visitors to Rotorua. This company provided courteous, professional service combined with a sense of adventure and fun. Viewing the region from the air gives a brilliant perspective. Regards, Craig Spence

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Went to white island via helicopter. Best way to get here. Active volcanic island. Very professional. Given gas masks as it is needed in some places. Gave it only a 3 for value as it is very expensive. I guess the cost of the heli...More

Thank Semelg
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

We took Tour 4B (White Island Volcano tour) with Volcanic Air Safaris on October 24th. Initially, we had booked a boat tour to the volcano with another company, but that outfit was based out of a town 2 hours away from Rotorua by bus. To...More

Thank shakkazulu
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

I went out on volcanic to White island as a 40th birthday present. I have wanted to go out there my whole life as I grew up looking at it! we went to Mt Tarawera first, then out across the coast to White, We spent...More

Thank Mike and Annema... G
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

We took a helicopter from Rotorua to White Island, which is an active volcanic island 50km off the coast of New Zealand. The entire flight and tour of White Island was spectacular. That said, for the price, approximately $765 NZD pp, we were a bit...More

Thank ncg1983
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

What an amazing experience to fly out on a helicopter to a live volcano! Our pilot/guide was very informative!

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Reviewed 1 December 2010

What a fantastic trip, went on a Helicopter out to White Island and had a great wander around. The office staff were lovely and friendly, the pilot was great and really informative. This is something I have wanted to do for years, so has now...More

Thank silverwitch
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Reviewed 13 December 2008

I went to Volcanic Air Safaris as a treat for my birthday. I did the 30 minute tour in the "otter" floatplane which shows Rotorua and the local volcanoes, mountains, etc. There are longer and shorter tours also available, with some helicopter flights as well....More

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