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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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Volcanic Explorer

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... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Joy T
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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.

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Sydney
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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 

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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 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing flight with our awesome captain and guide Oliver! The weather was excellent. Everything was beautiful. I recommand it for everyone !

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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

We had the most amazing flight on a beautiful day over the 3 volcanoes. The clouds seemed to part as we got to each mountain. The pilots were careful but gave an excellent coverage for all passengers and were very knowledgeable about the national park.. A great experience.

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Thank Gail P
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Due to the weather, we didn't actually get to fly with Mountain Air. I initially booked a flight via the website, and had an email back to confirm. When the weather forecast looked bad on the day before our flight, I phoned MA, and spoke to Tony. He said he wasn't sure, but advised me to call back the next... More 

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BhrentGuy, Owner at Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank-you for your feedback. We can only apologise for the inconvenience we caused through not responding promptly to your phone calls and emails. On wet weather days the landline is transferred to our mobile phone and reception is extremely poor in the district. However this is no excuse for not getting back to you and as a result... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I booked the volcanic tour for my husbands birthday while visiting Tongariro and wow, what an amazing experience! Small 6 seater planes with well informed pilots who make sure that whichever part of the plane you are in you get the same fantastic views. They give you the history as they fly. Absolutely worth taking the trip for all three... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Last minute decision to take a flight over the volcanos. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone.... Bonus points if you're from Coffs Harbour.... Haha

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Sassafras, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

My partner and i splurged out for one of our last days in New Zealand and went on this amazing scenic flight over the mountain range in Tongariro National Park. We took the 'volcanic explorer' flight which was reasonably priced, had a great and knowledgable pilot. Most excitingly for me was flying over Mount Ngauruhoe, or 'Mount Doom' in the... More 

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