Active Volcano Helicopter Landings from Rotorua

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  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3782ROWHIT

Imagine taking a helicopter flight over an active volcano…. Here is your chance to do just that on a helicopter tour from Rotorua. 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.


  • Scenic helicopter flight

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.

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Tour departs from centrally located hotels in Rotorua


Rotorua Airport, Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua

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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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White Island Landing
Code: White Island Landing

Flight plus White Island landing approx 3 hours

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White Is. and Mt Tarawera
Code: White Is. and Mt Tarawera

Flight plus White Island and Mt Tarawera landing approx 3.5 hours

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Active Volcano Helicopter Landings from Rotorua

Active Volcano Helicopter Landings from Rotorua

  • 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)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Routes and flight times may vary according to weather and volcanic activity, air traffic control or pilot discretion
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers per flight to operate
  • Prior to your travel date, all passenger weights for the helicopter flight MUST be advised to the supplier.
  • Flights are subject to weather conditions, If the weather is unfavorable on the day you have the option of postponing to another day
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 7 and 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 30 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: roger S, United Kingdom, March 2014

Not cheap, but this trip was fully worth the cost. It was jaw-droppingly brilliant. The weather was not that good on the planned day; but the company rang us and asked whether we would prefer to delay the trip for a day, so that the weather was better and to help us enjoy the experience. We agreed to that delay, and it was worth that replanning. The pilot was great, and he gave us a knowledgeable tour on the two sites we landed at as well as a commentary in-flight. The memory of this trip will last forever with us. We would easily recommend this trip.

Reviewed by: James L, July 2011

Wow- great trip. Company and pilot (Jed) were professional

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Tour code: 3782ROWHIT