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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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Fantastic view of the volcano - good option if you cannot do the hike

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... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2015

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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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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank mydeah
Estepona, Spain
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2 reviews
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-Marino
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

it was a fantastic flight above the national park and the volcano's!!! good comments and information was given during the flight and really you get breathtaking views!! it was the flight of our lives!!! they really make sure you are comfortable during the flight and that you can see as much as possible!! I really recommend it to everyone!!! it... More 

2 Thank Cilia89
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 November 2014

Although this is quite an expensive activity, it is really a must do if you can afford it. We have walked the Tongariro Crossing during the day and still decided to go for the scenic flight and it was totally worth it ! We could actually see what we couldnt from the crossing, the other craters / mountains / turquoise... More 

2 Thank Sev2608
Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2014

Amazing! My boyfriend had a broken foot so we couldn't do the walk and i'm so glad we did this instead. Matthew, the pilot was polite, professional and told us interesting facts when we were up in the air. The views were incredible. Some of our friends did the walk the same day we did the flight and they said... More 

2 Thank Jenkaroo
Innsbruck, Austria
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2014

It's a must in this area. We enjoyd a friendly welcome by the crew. Still having beautiful weather the ride was fantastic and the comments of the pilot very informativ. What a great experience !! renate and hans from innsbruck

Thank renatelasvegas08

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