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“Unplanned but well worth it” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Volcanic Air

Volcanic Air
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US$276.80*
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
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Owner description: We offer you an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and scenic floatplane air tours.Land on the active Volcano of White Island or our dormant Volcano Mt Tarawera.View from above the dramatic and spectacular destination of Rotorua. The main theme of our scenic flight tours is to showcase the many crater lakes, volcanic and geothermal landscape of the region Rotorua and Bay of Plenty.
Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unplanned but well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

As said, we hadn't planned to do this! It was a beautiful day 28 Jan 2013, and we decided on the spur of the moment. We took the Floatplane tour 'Mt Tarawera/Waimangu volcanic valley. Angela our pilot was informative and generally made you feel she cared about what she did and the area itself. Would recommend.

Visited January 2013
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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great viewes - Tarawera trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Excellent views we flown around Rotorua and Mt Tarawera. The pilot was very competent, and good guide. She give us good briefing about places we seen from the plane, some stories and background. For sure worth money you have to spent on. Although the plane was quite old- still in shape. Also - the big advantage is that you may reserve your flight (date and hour) well ahead and than you pay on arrival, so there is no any risk you loose your money... Just confirm a day before your booking. Enjoy and have a good trip.

Visited March 2013
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Arnside
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great way to view the volcano at White Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

We were collected from our lakeside hotel by the float plane that then took us to White Island to view the volcano.

Our pilot (Angela) was a local who had served with the NZ Airforce, so was both an excellent guide and very proficient pilot. We collected one other passenger from his lakeside hotel and then spent a most enjoyable hour flying out to, and then circling round the volcano gaining spectacular views.

A truely memorable experience, but it doesn't come cheap.

Visited March 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My dream came true!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Always my dream and I finally got to take the helicoptor flight to White Island (I dont do boats!).
Our pilot was great - not only as a pilot but as a tour guide. She certainly knew her stuff about the volcanic activity and all the things you see on the island. On first landing I was thinking - wow this is a small island, how did people live here?? But once adjusted it was actually very big and I could live there - well for a few days.
The flight to the island is also spectacular. Flying over the lakes and trees is just beautiful. And we got to see fish in the water too.
This is something I really recommend.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic aerial view of the geology”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

Well worth the cost. A great way to view the overall volcanic geology and landscape, and get a thorough picture of the local environment.

The pilot was great and staff was very friendly. Flying over Rotorua in a vintage De Havilland Otter seaplane was such a fantastic experience. The flight plan took in the main volcanic attractions, and gave everyone opportunities for photos.

A great experience!

Visited February 2013
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