HELICOPTER TOURS

VISIT ICONIC VOLCANOES
White Island

White Island

Active volcano walking tour

Fly to, land on and explore New Zealand’s only permanently active marine volcano, White Island.

 

Departing from the Rotorua Lakefront, we fly north past our northern lakes district, before crossing the coast on track to White Island. On arrival, you’ll enjoy aerial views of the active crater, before landing on its lunar like surface. You’ll then embark upon a leisurely guided tour of White Island’s crater floor. The constantly changing landscape includes active steam vents, hot streams, vibrant sulphur formations, ancient ruins, and the steaming crater itself.

White island / Mount Tarawera

Dual Volcano Landing

Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours, landing on both White Island and Mount Tarawera.

 

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. Admire White Island from the air before touching down for a guided tour of the crater floor. You’ll discover natural steam vents, hot streams, incredible volcanic landscape and the massive crater lake itself. From there, you’ll fly over to land on the summit of Mount Tarawera, where you’ll enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcanoes craters, and the surrounding Lakes district.

White Island helicopter
helicopter Mount Tarawera

Mount Tarawera

Volcanic landing and walking tour

Fly to the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory.

 

Landing on Mount Tarawera offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the massive 1886 eruption. Here you will enjoy an interesting commentary based on the region’s history, culture and geology. Flights to and from the volcano also take in expansive views of our stunning Lakes District, National Parks, and a view of Mount Tarawera from above!

Volcanic Adventure

Mount tarawera | Wai-o-tapu | Tarawera falls

The Volcanic Adventure is one of our most diverse scenic flights.

 

Departing from the Rotorua Lakefront, you’ll take a scenic helicopter flight to Mount Tarawera and land on its summit. From this unique vantage point, you’ll enjoy amazing vistas of the Rotorua region , as well as the fascinating landscape of the mountain itself. The adventure continues as you take off again to enjoy spectacular aerial views of our stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls, and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal parks.

Wai-O-Tapu
Rotorua crater lakes

Crater Lakes

Beyond the crater rim

Our Crater Lakes flight offers amazing views of our hidden lakes district from above.

 

These stunning crater lakes are surrounded by native forests and pastoral lands, so are best experienced from one of our scenic flights. Hidden from the city by our volcanic terrain, only an aerial perspective reveals the true beauty of this region. Departing our Rotorua Lakefront helipad, we climb eastbound to view the lakes of Tikitapu, Rotokakahi, Okareka, Tarawera and Okataina. Returning to the Lakefront, our descent takes us across the shores of the Lake Rotorua, offering expansive views of the city prior to landing.

Fly / Drive Combo

Mount tarawera walking tour

This unique experience allows you to fly to Mount Tarawera by helicopter, taking in the scenic wonders of the area from above, before landing on the summit for a guided crater walk experience.

 

The flight includes the stunning scenery of Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera and Lake Rotomahana, as well as White Island and Mount Ruapehu on a clear day. Once you have landed on the mountain, you will be met by your guide from Kaitiaki Adventures. This part of the experience includes a scree run down into the crater, followed by a walk around Mount Tarawera, before being driven back to Rotorua via a 4WD tour.

Mount Tarawera