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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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NZ's oldest National Park from the air; UNESCO World Heritage Site

We stopped at the Mountain Air Volcanic Flights office on impulse, without prior booking, on a fine February day. The gentleman at the counter was absolutely marvellous, and we... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2015
Toowoomba, Australia

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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

We stopped at the Mountain Air Volcanic Flights office on impulse, without prior booking, on a fine February day. The gentleman at the counter was absolutely marvellous, and we were able to book onto a flight that afternoon. Although we had been part way up the side of Mt Ruapehu on the chairlift, there is nothing like flying over the... More 

Thank AlmostNermal
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

We booked the volcanic explorer tour from chateau airport for 245 NZD, which was supposed to take 35 minutes. It ended up being even 45 minutes and we enjoyed every single minute of it. In total we were three persons plus the pilot, but they also have a plane for six persons. Our pilot, Toni, was super friendly, funny and... More 

1 Thank E-Tooth
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

Excellent way to kill an hour with views you just can't get any other way. The tour comes with a great history from the pilot who points out features you'd probably overlook on your own. Regardless of what side of the plane you're on you'll get great photo opportunities. Definitely worth doing

Thank GenghisFahitaKhat
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Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Had never been on a little plane before so I was rather nervous. But the pilot was smooth and rested, which gave me confidence too. We chose to take the third option flight which included tongariro, looking into Mount Ngauruhoe (Aka mt.Doom) and Mt.Ruapehu. We went on a beautiful sunny nz day and seriously the scenery, was breathtaking & the... More 

Thank clumont
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

As we were travelling with a toddler doing the Tongariro Crossing Hike was not an option for us. Instead we booked the 20 min basic flight option to see the volcanoes and it was absolutely amazing! The pilot Tony was very knowledgable and we had great weather. As we could only do short hikes this was THE highlight of our... More 

Thank Mannheim09
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

The 35 minute sightseeing flight over 3 volcanoes in Tongariro National Park was worth every penny. With two of us in the Cessna 172 and senior pilot, Tony, we enjoyed a smooth flight and fantastic views of the volcano tops, crater lakes, steam vents and more. We lucked out in that the weather was absolutely fantastic and Tony is a... More 

Thank rallyist
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

We stayed at Chateau Tongariro Hotel only for a day on 24/10. We tried to book for this flight on 24th and 25th morning but could not. We were keen to have this spectacular ride and hence reached the place after checking out from our hotel on our way to Rotorua. We had to wait for an hour but this... More 

Thank Tarak555
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

It was a once in a lifetime experience, great views of crater tops when we did the "Volcanic Explorer" tour. Friendly team who gives more valuable travel advice.

Thank Klaus T
New England
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

This is the way to see the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park in all their raw splendor. From the plane you get the true sense of these amazing features, the lakes on top of them, the sheer power that is simmering there. This flight provided my most vivid visual memory of New Zealand's amazing topography. Our pilot Matthew gave a... More 

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Estepona, Spain
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

I wanted to do this flight but I was scared to fly in a small airplane, the pilot it was so understanding and took great care, so I could enjoyed the views.

Thank Chus M

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