Imagine taking a helicopter flight over an active volcano, here is your chance to do just that on a sightseeing tour of Rotorua by helicopter. You’ll spot marine life from the air, have the option of landing on one or two islands and see New Zealand’s magnificent scenery from above.
- Approximately 3 hour tour with scenic helicopter flight
- Landing at only White Island or both White Island and Mt Tarawera (depending on chosen option)
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- New Zealand Goods and Services tax (GST)
- Tour conducted in English
Your flight takes you east over views of lakes, forest and the volcanic fault line. You’ll land for approximately an hour on White Island, the most continuously active of New Zealand’s volcanoes, and take a trek up to the crater. White Island soars nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) above sea level and 70% is under the water, making it New Zealand’s largest volcano.
If the option is chosen you will also land at Mount Tarawera. This volcano is made of rhyolite, a very viscous lava which does not flow easily. Tarawera has a very impressive feature, a chasm which passes through all three domes and opens up their interior. The higher parts are reachable by foot.
On your return flight, keep an eye out for dolphins and schools of fish visible on the surface of the water beneath you.
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located hotels in Rotorua – OR – Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua
Departure Time: Your chosen time between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Please request your preferred departure time in the “Special Requirements” box. The closest available time will be allocated.
Return Details: Tour returns to original departure point.
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It was a fantastic experience to fly out to a live volcano, I don’t know of many people who can say they have done something like that before. Our guide was excellent in going through his tour and explaining all about the history of the volcano, I would highly recommend this trip to my friends!!! FAB!!
Reviewed by: Lillian M, New Zealand