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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
Phone Number:
+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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Amazing !

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

Reviewed 19 December 2015
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
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 !

Thank nlsve
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.

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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Aphrodite P
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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

Thank Scott H
Sassafras, Australia
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36 reviews
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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 

Thank Rory G
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Pushing down the nerves, up we went as smooth as silk for a glorious 45 minute sky tour above the National Park and Ruapehu, Tongiraro and Ngarawhoe (excuse spelling... Too lazy to check) AKA: the north islands rocking volcanoes!! Highly recommend it!!

Thank FoodieMumma
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Being a bit lucky with the weather, we headed out with the very informative Bhrent in a Cessna 172 4 seater on the Volcanic Explorer tour. On a clear day, the view at high altitude is simply stunning, as far as the eye can see. The mountains had a dusting of snow at the time. It is also a great... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

From the start of the safety flight briefing and what we could expect to see and landing, our experience was brilliant. Relaxed, informative and totally enjoyable and there is no doubt that when we return, we will do it again, just to see all the bits that we missed first time! We were fortunate to have beautifully clear weather which... More 

Thank Brian P
Fish Hoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

The team at Mountain Air is professional, friendly and very well informed. This was most definitely one if the highlights of our four week tour of NZ. If you are in this area make sure you invest in this great experience. Although a lot of money, worth every bit of it.

Thank KlaasFH

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