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Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure

216 Aerodrome Road | Whakatane Airport, Whakatane 3191, New Zealand
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Like nothing else you'll ever experienced

White Island is THE attraction. Jason our pilot was great, we flew in a Robinson 44 the 3 of us in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LuluPopNZ
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Nelson, New Zealand
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A trip you'll never forget!

The day we were scheduled to take this trip ended up being bad weather so they went out of their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel C
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Your White Island Volcano Adventure with Frontier Helicopters takes you to the edge of and into a continuously active volcano, a living breathing geological giant where you will experience first hand the power of nature in its untouched form. Your view from high above spans the entire island. Towering steam columns, bold landforms and intricate textures make for an amazing spectacle. Drifting down and passing slowly along the crater rim you can sense the energy of each billowing crater and steaming vent. Close up, rich colours accentuate this rare environment of extreme beauty and raw energy. Landing provides the opportunity to take a one hour guided walk amongst the scene from the dawn of time.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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216 Aerodrome Road | Whakatane Airport, Whakatane 3191, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

White Island is THE attraction. Jason our pilot was great, we flew in a Robinson 44 the 3 of us in our tour. Day was perfect, bright and sunny but a cold wind. I was blown away with the active volcano and the island surroundings....More

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FrontierHelicopters, Receptionist at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning guys, Thank you for your lovely review, that is so good to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I will pass on your awesome comments to everyone at Frontier Helicopters. White Island is truely something else, she never disappoints. Thank you and it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day we were scheduled to take this trip ended up being bad weather so they went out of their way too reschedule the trip on a day with better weather. When we took the trip Jason was our pilot and a great guide. This...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

With a family of 4 this really was an extravagance - the cost of another trip away (somewhere nearer to home) but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. We enjoyed being in the helicopter as much as we enjoyed White Island. Ross (pilot...More

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FrontierHelicopters, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for such awesome feedback! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your White Island Volcano Adventure with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your New Zealand holiday, even if plain pasta was on the menu! Kind Regards, The team at Frontier Helicopters

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Great trip from Whakatane airport. Flew around the island before landing, great views of the island. Saw dolphins on the way back.

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FrontierHelicopters, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us Thanks again, Frontier Helicopters

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had been booked on a boat trip which was cancelled due to bad weather. Frontier Helicopters booked us in at short notice. The pilot and guide, Jason, knew a lot about the history and geology of White Island. We stayed for longer than expected....More

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FrontierHelicopters, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Good morning Jon, Thank you very much for joining us at Frontier Helicopters. I will pass on your awesome review to our team. It was such a pleasure to work with you guys. I'm glad we could assist you to White Island, it true is...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I visited White Island with the boat before, which was great. But going there by helicopter was just awesome! If this is in your budget, you should definitely do it. The crew was great and Ross the pilot gave us a stunning ride to and...More

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FrontierHelicopters, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are so thrilled to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. It definitely gives you a whole different perspective with the birds eye view. I will pass your lovely words onto Ross and the Team. Thanks again,...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This was honestly the best birthday present I've ever gotten. We wanted to visit White Island and had debated about whether to go by boat or helicopter. A family member had said that he had arranged for some Welsh visitors to go Frontier and they...More

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FrontierHelicopters, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

What an amazing review! Thank you so much! We pride ourselves on our ability to give you the best possible experience and we are so happy to hear just how amazing your time was with us. I will pass your kind words onto the rest...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

My wife and I booked several months ago, to take the boat over to White Island. Fortunately(!), the weather would not allow the boat to go out. We asked about the next day but it was fully booked. We were hugely disappointed as it was...More

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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review, i'm so happy that everything worked so well for you. Its a awesome feeling when all our passengers come back with a smile on their faces. I will pass on the message to the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Yesterday morning we had a thrilling life experience when visiting White Island with Frontier Helicopters. From the welcoming at Whakatane Airport, the flight from and to White Island, the guided tour at White Island till saying goodbye, it was AMAZING. A very professional team for...More

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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi there, Thank you very much for your kind words. we really appreciate you as a valued customer. A tour to White Island is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. I'm thrilled that you got the best experience with us at Frontier Helicopters. I...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

As my wife is a bit seasick and we were short of time but still wanted to see white island we booked a trip with Frontier Helicopters. We've been quite lucky to be the only 2 passengers on our helicopter flight. The maximum people they...More

Thank Stefan S
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FrontierNZ, Reception at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your 5 star review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our White Island Volcano Adventure Tour, with us here at Frontier Helicopters. Yes, even though you have to share your tour with others, it is still an amazing experience. It definitely...More

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sab0712
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If you type up either am or pm, then we can allocate an available time slot OR you can email us direct OR you can call us 0800 804 354 We look forward to hearing from you. We advise you book your trip asap as February is... More
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Hi, I would definitely book in advance. You will then need to keep in contact with the company and they will update you on the weather and flying conditions. Our flight left a bit later than planned, due to rain and fog, but... More
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