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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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+64 7-892 2812

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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One of the coolest things we have ever done

Absolutely amazing experience, we really loved it! It is such a resonable value for money, really worth doing! It is a lot cheaper than helicopter flights around this area! Our... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Elena M

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Absolutely amazing experience, we really loved it! It is such a resonable value for money, really worth doing! It is a lot cheaper than helicopter flights around this area! Our pilot Toni was such a nice guy and really made us feel comfortable up in the air, he told us a lot about the history of the mountains which was... More 

Thank Elena M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

At first our flight was canceled due to weather conditions, but the professional manner in which the message was conveyed and the safety focus alone were worth five stars. The pilot expressed very little hope for improvement later that day. However, the skies cleared several hours later and we got to fly anyway. The views were more breathtaking than anticipated,... More 

Thank Bas C
Marseille, France
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were just driving when we saw the "mountain air flights". we stopped and decided to ask the prices! which are really acceptable! So we have done it and... The 35 min of flight is just perfect, not so long, not so short! We had a great pilot with explanations about the national park while flying ! Don't hesitate! DO... More 

Thank Laurie T
Pattingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

We flew from Chateau and was glad we did as not only was this the best value for seeing the volcanic peaks it meant that we can explore more with a short drive up to the ski village. The flight was stunning with magnificent views of the three different mountains. Highly recommended.

Thank GoldenOldy
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous flight with Oliver our pilot. He gave us an interesting commentary as we flew over the 3 volcanoes. Even though there were a few clouds around we managed to get fantastic views of the glacier lakes and the tongariro crossing. Well worth the money

Thank Irene b
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Had an amazing trip in a 4 seater aeroplane with our extremely competent and professional pilot, Oliver, yesterday. Flew over the three volcanoes Tongariro, Nauruhoe and Ruapehu. Saw the Emerald Lakes and Tama Lakes and the incredible landscape of Tongariro National Park. A truly memorable trip and thoroughly to be recommended. Thank you Oliver for a great experience.

Thank NBSuffolk
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent flight, booked time and flight left on time. Very smooth with amazing visibility even though it was expected to be bumpy. Very professional with good information as we flew. Value for money.

Thank Joy T
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We had an absolutely amazing flight with Mountain Air in their Cessna on a beautiful cloudless day. A few bumps on the way up is normal given it was during the afternoon but the pilot was excellent making sure everyone got an opportunity to take some stunning photos of the crater - beats doing the walk by far :)

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My sister and I were too scared to hike Tongariro (fitness level fine, but fear of heights got us!), but we still wanted to catch a glimpse of the famed scenery. Dilemma solved: Mountain Air! The flight was absolutely stunning. Crystal clear day, which meant glorious viewing. It was a bit windy, but our pilot expertly steered to smooth air... More 

Thank Jenny R
Landshut, Deutschland
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

This was an absolute highlight of our trip to New Zealand, and it wasn't even planned beforehand. Stumbling across this small “airport” at Tongariro National Park, we inquired if it was possible to do a flight late in the day, but were asked to call again the next day since both pilots had hit the limits of their duty times.... More 

Thank Robert K

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