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White Island and Mt Tarawera by Floatplane - from Rotorua

Experience the adventure of a lifetime

Fly over New Zealand's only permanent active offshore volcano, White Island. Circle and view from above the crater and the ever changing fearsome volcanic activity. Return inland and over the site of the largest eruption in living memory, Mount Tarawera before heading home to Rotorua via the stunning Waimungu Valley.

TRG-F4 | min 2 persons | 1 hr 25 mins | NZ $595.00 pp


You will see

  • An active volcano from above!
  • Stunning views of Rotorua's Geothermal activity
  • The sparkling Pacific Ocean

This captivating tour combines aerial views of the region's most renowned scenic highlights from above with the romance of a float plane flight where we land and take off from the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. Experience the beauty of our lakes district, the peaks and craters of Mount Tarawera and a flight over New Zealand's only permanently active volcano "White Island".

This flight of approximately 1 hour 25 minutes in duration takes in aerial views of the wider Bay of Plenty and in addition to these renowned highlights you will see contrasting landscapes including national parks, fertile farming plains and hill country sheep and beef stations. Our stunning coastline features as do aerial views of orchards where much of the regions Kiwifruit are grown.

Combined with informed and interesting commentary's this is a fantastic way to overview the Bay of Plenty where time is limited. There is no question that this tour offers exceptional scenic value but also has the added thrill of landing and taking off from the lake in a float plane this is definitely an experience not to be missed.

  • You will have at least a 85 minute flight experience on this trip.
  • You should report to the Lakeside Office at least 15 minutes before the scheduled take off time.
  • This flight operates with a minimum of 2 adult fares
  • Tour duration, flight times and tour inclusions may vary due to weather conditions, volcanic activity and passenger loadings Operating daily subject to weather conditions.
  • We require total combined passengers weight and if individual passenger weight exceeds 110kg it is imperative that our office is informed prior to flight. This is a Civil Aviation requirement and due to weight and balance could greatly jeopardize the schedule of the flight. Failure to supply accurate combined weights could result in your departure time being altered or in some instances additional costs being applied.

Flight Seeing Schedule Options

      start time    end time
Book by request   09:00   19:00

Flight Seeing Charges

Adult price     NZ $595.00
Child price (2 to 11 yrs)     NZ $446.00
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