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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour

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Address: Tongariro National Park | Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Come and fly around the stunning volcanic peaks, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and...

Come and fly around the stunning volcanic peaks, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu! Inspect the colourful Blue, Emerald, Crater and Tama Lakes and all of the spectacular craters on show! Learn about the cultural heritage, history, fascinating geology and biology of this region! Make your stay here even more memorable and come and take a flight with us! Let our team look after you and show you the world through our eyes! It’s a fantastic way to view the breathtaking volcanic scenery of Tongariro National Park, Dual World Heritage Area!

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Absolutely stunning, good value for money, excellent pilot care and attention

Mountain Air scenic flights in small Cessna aircraft (4 and 6 seaters). Tongariro National Park and World Heritage Area, Central Plateau, North Island, New Zealand. Like best... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2011
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Mountain Air scenic flights in small Cessna aircraft (4 and 6 seaters). Tongariro National Park and World Heritage Area, Central Plateau, North Island, New Zealand. Like best: BEING THERE. WHOLE EXPEREINCE WAS FABULOUS. Spring snow on the volcanoes, light wispy clouds, bright sun = beautiful pristine envoronment complemented by our pilot's enthusiastic, informative commentary and skilful flying to maximise viewing... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

You get to see Mount Doom and Mordor, the actual locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy! and you get to see it from the air! It is seriously one of the best things you will ever do in your life! ...and Claire, the pilot, is super cute!

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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Amazing exparience. Very convenient location, super friendly staff. We did the 25 min flight. The weather on that day was perfect. Flying over the Volcanos and "mount doom" is super. No reservation in advance was needed, we booked on the spot. A MUST DO! It can be combined with a trek in Tongariro and maybe a stay in the area.

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Thank katarraktis
Auckland
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Our family flew on a glorious day and we had the most spectacular views of the mountains.An opportunity to see and take photos of the mountains from a whole new perspective.Included a very interesting and informative commentary from the pilot.Definately a hilight of our trip.

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Thank denion
Moranbah, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2011

My husband and I decided to go on this scenic flight at short notice. Mountain Air were very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience in the very capable hands of our Pilot Claire. Claire was very confident and knowledgeable about the history of the area and the mountains. We had exceptional vision as the weather was ideal for flying.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

I can recommend to the Mountain Air Ltd and Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight for everyone. Truly professional staff, and unforgettable scenery. I'm afraid to fly, but the captain took me into really good and told when warm air might causes air pockets and so on. Captain's genuine enthusiasm and interest made me even more excited. During the flight he explained... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

We drove from Lake Taupo to the base of the mountain. Flying from Lake Taupo is an unwarranted expense particularly if you only take a one hour flight which is what we did. Our pilot James flew over the mountain and associated range. Saw the lakes in the volcanos. Just amazing!!! made so much more spectacular by the commentary and... More 

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