Rotorua Crater Lakes Floatplane Tour - 15 Minutes

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Self drive
Fitness level low
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Highlights & inclusions

See nine crater lakes from above!
Experience taking off from the water
Fly above Mokoia Island
Fascinating pilot commentary
Descend across Sulphur Point & Rotorua City
15-minute Rotorua floatplane flight
or 4 payments of $51.75 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Witness New Zealand's volcanic landscape from above on a scenic flight in Rotorua with Volcanic Air. Hop aboard a state-of-the-art float plane in Rotorua and prepare to be amazed as you take off from the water to fly over six stunning crater lakes. This is a 15-minute Rotorua floatplane flight with a guaranteed window seat!

Volcanic Air is the leading provider of aerial tours in Rotorua, offering a unique perspective of the region's geothermal wonders. The experienced float plane pilots in Rotorua will guide you through the skies, providing fascinating commentary on the volcanic history and cultural significance of each crater lake.

As you soar above the picturesque landscape, you'll be treated to panoramic views of Lake Okataina, Lake Tarawera, Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera, Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake), and Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake). Each lake boasts its own distinct charm, from the vibrant blue hues of Lake Tikitapu to the dramatic volcanic cliffs surrounding Lake Tarawera.

A scenic flight in Rotorua by floatplane offers the perfect way to experience Rotorua's volcanic terrain and native forests. Whether you're a photography enthusiast or simply seeking a unique adventure, prepare to be amazed by the stunning crater lakes that make this region truly unique.


What you need to know

  • Scenic flight in a floatplane
  • Headsets and informative pilot commentary
  • This experience departs at 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm
  • Please allow 35-minutes (15-minutes flight time)
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Lakefront Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront
What To Bring
  • Closed toe shoes and a warm layer
Additional Information
  • Check in is 20 minutes before your flight for your safety briefing in the office
  • This flight operates with a minimum of 2 adult fares
  • Children under 2 are free of charge. Children 2-11 years pay a child fare (75% of the adult fare) __Restrictions:__
  • No bags allowed on the plane. __Rescheduling:__
  • Please call our office if you need to reschedule! __Weather:__
  • Scenic flights are very dependant on the weather, please call our office to check weather conditions the day prior to your flight
Cancellation Policy
  • Should cancellation occur within 30 days of the date of travel a 25% cancellation fee will apply
  • If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the date of travel a 75% cancellation fee will apply
  • If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the date of travel a 100% cancellation fee will apply
  • Should PB&DV Holdings Ltd trading as Volcanic Air cancel the booking due to unsuitable weather conditions or for circumstances beyond our control, then a full refund will apply
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

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  • Help code: D2B-691F
  • This experience is supplied by White Island Helicopter Flight departing Rotorua


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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