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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a 20-minute guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. You’ll soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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White Island Helicopter Flight and Volcano Walking Tour

Fly by helicopter to White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active offshore volcano. On this 3-hour flight and volcano walking tour from Rotorua, the pilot soars over the Northern Lakes district with aerial views of the active crater before landing on White Island for a guided walking tour. Slip past steaming vents and colorful sulphur formations as you learn about the abandoned mining ruins left behind on its lunar-like landscape.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer

Fly above national parks, islands and volcanoes on this tour of the best of the Rotorua district. A professional pilot/guide takes you over sites of notable geothermal activity, including Mount Tarawera, Waimangu, and Oarakei Korako, where your floatplane lands for a closer look at geysers and hotpools. Take a helicopter to White Island to walk among sulphur deposits and hissing volcanic steam.
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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Helicopter White Island & Mount Tarawera Dual Volcano Landing

Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island. The contrast between these two volcanoes couldn’t be more amazing, from the active crater floor and steaming crater lake of White Island, to the heights of Mount Tarawera‘s summit. Here we enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcanoes craters and the surrounding lakes district.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Helicopter from Rotorua

Get unbeatable aerial views of the New Zealand's crater lakes on this 15-minute helicopter flight from Rotorua. With commentary from your pilot about the area's history, ecosystem, and geology, fly over the hidden lakes and get views of distant volcanoes. Highlights include the lakes of Tikitapu (Blue Lake) , Rotokakahi (Green Lake), Okareka, Tarawera and Okataina, as well as city views of Rotorua.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 15 minutes
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

Soar above the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Mt Tarawera on 30-minute seaplane flight from Rotorua. The expert pilot-guide navigates over the Steaming Cliffs and the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then returns via the Blue and Green Lakes and the bubbling geysers of Whakarewareewa Thermal Reserve. Experience the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake, with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane from Rotorua

View Rotorua’s network of lakes from above with this flight. Depart Rotorua in the early morning or early evening, then float over a landscape wrought large and dramatic by millions of years of eruptions. A pilot-guide tells you (through headsets) what you’re seeing—gain greater knowledge of geothermal activity in the air. Gain an aerial perspective on a spectacular region of New Zealand.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 15 minutes
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Mount Tarawera Volcanic Adventure by Helicopter

By Helicopter , combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera (for an approximate 20 minute guided walk with your pilot) with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal reserves. This tour highlights these amazing features unique to this region because of their location on our Faultline relative to the Pacific Rim of Fire.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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White Island & Mount Tarawera Floatplane Adventure

Leave Rotorua for a short minute flight to White Island, New Zealand’s only active offshore volcano. Land in a helicopter and walk around the island before taking the scenic route back to Rotorua via Mt. Tarawera, the site of New Zealand’s largest eruption in human memory. Get a glimpse at the geothermal diversity of this region.
  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
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