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Aerius Helicopters

219 reviews
About Aerius Helicopters
Let Aerius Helicopters take you on a trip of a life time over the scenic Bay of Plenty. Our flight options range from quick joy flights showcasing the beautiful Tauranga/Mount Maunganui region, or for the more adventurous we can take you for a flight to and tour of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, explore the lakes and geothermal areas of Rotorua or visit Hobbiton, the movie set used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The thrill of landing inside the crater of an active volcano was really something. Curtis our guide and helicopter pilot was very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the island. Spectacular colours formed by the sulphur crystals. The flight out and back was terrific...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StargazerMelbourne
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an amazing place to visit, we just loved our helicopter Pilot Kurtis Smyth he was very informative, easy to talk to and a very talented pilot. Loved White Island although the sulphur was very strong on the day we were there, cool to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luvstotravelwithlove
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review luvstotravelwithlove Kurtis enjoyed taking you flying :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sons & i did White Island trip in Jan'19. Had brilliant day, got amazing photos. Saw dolphins & sharks as well as the views up & down coast. Our pilot Dave was really informative. The trip is well worth the money. Go on, book...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debjan19
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

White Island s a pretty cool place to go to and not many people can say they have been to an active volcano!! was really cool to take you and your sons out with Aerius and thank you for the kind words on your review,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the trip from the UK via Viator after reading reviews. We selected the 8.30am flight as this arrived on the island before any of the ships. Curtis collected us from our cruise ship and took us to the airfield. We were taken through...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 133carolinew
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much 133carolinew for taking the time to write this detailed review of your trip, we really appreciate hearing how happy our customers are when they come to fly with Aerius :) safe travels for the rest of your time in New Zealand

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour with Aerius Helicopter Tours is absolutely outstanding. You might have some reservation about the price, as I did as well, but after experiencing it I must say that it is absolutely worth it. Dave, our tour guide/pilot, was very personable and knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Y6468DZrobertk
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks, Y6468DZrobertk we are a little more on the "pricey side" when it comes to our White Island Flight and Tour but as you said it yourself that it is absolutely worth it. Our prices reflect quality 'experiences' The feeling on the island is so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a scenic heli flight from Tauranga, NZ to the active VOLCANO in white Island. Beautiful flight over the sea and spectacular landing near the crater, with a short walk to the crater. Friendly pilot that also serves as a guide.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 879haimg
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Having our Pilots as your Guides provides that extra touch when taking customers on an experience with Aerius Helicopters our number 1 goal is Customer Safety and Customer Satisfaction so creating those bonds from start to finish provides just that. We are glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those experiences that goes straight onto my top 5 of 'must do's' in NZ, maybe even worldwide. It's not often you get to explore an active volcano on foot, let alone land on one in a helicopter! I was a little...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AuntyTravellingStaci
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

YAY AuntyTravellingStaci getting over your fear of flights and jumping into a helicopter, how cool is that !!! So happy to hear that after takeoff you could relax and enjoy your flight of the beautiful Bay of Plenty on your way out to White Island....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome place, so hard to comprehend that people actually worked and lived on this living volcano. Pilots were brilliant and very knowledgeable, it was also really special being the only people on the island visiting at the time. Only negative was that the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DianaDempsey
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

How Lucky were you to be the only people on the island! DianaDempsey makes to be an extra special trip. Thank you for the feedback on the water we definitely reinforce both online when booking and before departing to take a refreshment with you but...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019

Great informative pilot and guide. Beautiful views from helicopter to and from island. Landing and take off were smooth and tour on island a super experience. Helicopter White Island is a must do once in a lifetime experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Words well spoken, "Helicopter White Island is a must do once in a lifetime experience." Thank you for your review silvep

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Was an awesome experience. Our guide was really nice, would definetly recommend. And the views were amazing in the area.

Thank Ralf D
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you Ralf for your review, the views above the Bay of Plenty are truly beautiful glad to have you out with us

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