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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Due to ailments and due to lack of time to walk the tongariro crossing we didnt want to miss out on the spectacular scenery up above, we came across a flyer for mountain air and at such great value couldn't resist the opportunity to take the scenic flight, Ruven our pilot was great, enthusiastic, professional and knowledgeable taking us over the craters of ruapehu, ngauruhoe, and tongariro, also the stunningly coloured lakes. In the distance amazing views of Lake Taupo, Ruven pointed out the earths fault lines, amazing experience .

Thank Loubird1971
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

i am normally very apprehensive toward flying, however i had a wonderful flight over mt. ngauruhoe. the flight was smooth, and offered an unbelievable view of the volcano + surrounds. ruven, our pilot, was especially friendly, professional, and accommodating to us as we needed to take many photos. we also climbed the volcano the next day, and must say it was a very different experience seeing it from the sky in contrast to the ground. highly recommend Mountain Air to anyone visiting NZ. thank you Mountain Air!

Thank zooeyelaine
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

We took the Volcanic Explorer flight and were blessed with almost perfect conditions. In any case the Pilot (Ruven) was excellent having fantastic knowledge of the area and he would make the flight enjoyable in any conditions. It was wonderful how he managed to make sure each of the key features were visible from both sides of the aircraft so we could all get good pictures. Don't forget to take a camera, it really was an unforgettable experience.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We went on a scenic flight today, and oh my god, it was FANTASTIC, I could babble on forever on how great it was, but I won't. All I can say is that our Pilot Ruven was excellent, great with the kids too, we took our 4 kids with us 9,7,4 and 1, they thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, the whole ride was very smooth. Ruven gave exceptional commentary throughout the whole trip.
All I can say is go with these guy's they are the best, a rating from 1-10, we give them a big 10....thanks Ruven..
The Hahn Family

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

A perfect day without a cloud in the sky; volcanic mountains in full majesty; a highly competent and enthusiast pilot; quality aircraft with a experienced company, Mountain Air - all added up to what must be the No.1 New Zealand attraction of our trip.
We were staying at the Chateau Tongariro on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu so it was only a 5 minute drive down to the Mountain Air airfield situated right on SH47. Matt, our pilot was keen to show us all of the peaks and ensured that we both had a great view plus gave us a wonderful commentary on all of the features and places. The half hour scenic flight was great value for money and proved us with last memories of the volcanic plateau.
Visitors rank the Tongariro Crossing as one of the world’s best one hikes however to have a scenic flight with Mountain Air over the three Tongariro volcanic peaks is a totally mind blowing experience. Put it on your “Must do” NZ list!

Thank Winetourist
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