We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour

Tongariro National Park | Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2812
Review Highlights
Don't miss this brilliant flight

On a clear still day there is no better way to spend 35 incredible minutes than a flight over the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jerry B
Awesome flight. Volcanic Explorer

Did the Volcanic Explorer flight this morning. Weather was perfect, so lucky. Flight was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane M
via mobile
Read all 194 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Tongariro National Park | Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2812

Similar Things to Do in Tongariro National Park

Write a Review
Reviews (194)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

On a clear still day there is no better way to spend 35 incredible minutes than a flight over the Tongariro Park Volcanic Peaks. Our pilot Ben, was outstanding in his knowledge of the region and gave us some brilliant views of the snow capped...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the Volcanic Explorer flight this morning. Weather was perfect, so lucky. Flight was fabulous, loved every minute and worth every cent.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This short 30 minute flight took us over 3 volcanos. Not having a fear of planes I was a little overwhelmed with the feel of turbulence on our flight but our pilot was great. It was like being in one of those 3d rides that...More

Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to have a clear mid morning flight. Well worth the price as you couldn't get these views of Tongariro NP from anywhere else but from a plane. Our pilot Tony was great with the commentary throughout our flight. If in the area,...More

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Really informative flight, magic views worth every cent we paid for the expereince, it was great to see the track that we had walked across the prevoius day

Thank philnelms
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The friendly pilots at Mountain Air know their back yard - that of the amazing volcanic landscape in The Tongariro National Park. This is New Zealand's oldest national park, founded in 1887, and to fully explore it seeing it from above is a must! Sadly,...More

Thank Kirsten R
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Book a flight over the active volcanoes! Fantastic views. Do not be afraid of turbulence. Flight is as smooth as a pancake. Very skilled and enthousiastic pilots.

Thank torbenDenmark
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I booked a holiday trip to NZ and decided the best way to give a tour for my parents of the Tongariro National Park was to send them on an air tour. It was spectacular and probably the best decision I made on this trip....More

Thank thund3rsh0ck
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing flight over the Tongariro National Park. Paua was a great pilot - professional and knowledgeable. A great way to see the stunning scenery from a different perspective. Highly recommended!

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We can only add to all previous reviews our highest ranking for this activity. We booked afternoon flight and unfortunately the clouds arrived so we had no hopes to see anything. However Oliver, the pilot assessed the situation and offered to us at least a...More

Thank Anna C
Nearby Restaurants
Ruapehu Restaurant
159 reviews
14.44 km away
Creel Tackle House & Cafe
188 reviews
18.56 km away
The Station Cafe and Restaurant
485 reviews
24.22 km away
Ruapehu Lounge Bar
56 reviews
14.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
1,450 reviews
7.88 km away
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)
303 reviews
14.53 km away
Tokaanu Thermal Pools
146 reviews
18.33 km away
Rafting New Zealand
830 reviews
18.84 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Melissa v
Is it easy to reach the airport from the city (I don't have a car)? And do you get a good look at 'Mt Doom' with the 15 minute flight?
19 December 2015|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Hi, We are on a budget and having walked the Tongariro Crossing recently we'd like to see it from the air. Budget dictates the 15 min flight but has anyone done this? All reviews seem to be for the 35 min flight - do I need to break the bank to extend the time to either the 25 min or 35 min? Any guidance appreciated, thanks
18 May 2015|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Bonjour, où se situe exactement l'aérodrome de départ ?
8 June 2016|
Response from BhrentGuy | Property representative |
Hi there, The aerodrome is located 200 metres past the intersection of State Highways 47 and 48. We have 3 flag poles out front. You can find us on Google Maps at the coordinates -39.1584814,175.4839396 Thanks