Rotorua Float Plane Adventure - 90 Minutes

Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

90-minute scenic flight on a floatplane
Views of White Island and Crater Lake
Fly over coastline, national parks and forests
Witness massive craters on Mount Terawera
Take off from the waters of Lake Rotorua
Informative pilot commentary
or 4 payments of $205.85 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on a scenic 90-minute Rotorua floatplane adventure with Volcanic Air for spectacular views of Mount Tarawera, White Island and surrounding volcanic landscapes. Taking off from the waters of Lake Rotorua, Volcanic Air offers a unique experience that combines the thrill of flying in a Rotorua floatplane with the awe-inspiring sights of Rotorua's most renowned volcanoes and landmarks.

After boarding one of Volcanic Air's state-of-the-art floatplanes on Lake Rotorua, you will start your ascent above the stunning landscapes that make this New Zealand region so unique. Marvel at the geothermal activity, native forests and magnificent lakes from the comfort of your window seat.

One of the highlights of this Rotorua scenic flight experience is the flyover of White Island, New Zealand's most active offshore volcano. Witness incredible views of the distinctively green and steaming crater lake on the island, with plenty of opportunities to capture photos from above.

Continuing back inland, your Rotorua scenic flight will pass over NZ's eastern coastline and national parks on the way to Mount Tarawera, the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's recent history. View the dramatic craters left by the 1886 eruption as you fly above its surrounding volcanic terrain. Learn about the fascinating history and cultural significance of this sacred site from your knowledgeable Volcanic Air pilot, who will provide insightful commentary throughout this Rotorua float plane journey.

Whether you are a nature enthusiast, adventure seeker, or simply looking for a unique way to explore Rotorua, the Rotorua float plane adventure with Volcanic Air is an experience that will leave you in awe. Book your Rotorua scenic flight today and discover the contrasting volcanic scenery that encompasses New Zealand's central North Island.


What you need to know

  • 90-minute Rotorua float plane flight
  • Views of Northern Lakes
  • White Island, Bay of Plenty
  • Pacific Coastline
  • Mount Tarawera
  • Lake Tarawera
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley and the Crater Lakes
  • Knowledgeable pilot and informative commentary
  • This experience departs at 9:00am and 12:00pm, 7 days a week
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Lakefront Drive on Rotorua City Lakefront
What To Bring
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • This flight operates with a minimum of 2 adult fares
  • Please note that bags or packs are not permitted on board
  • A full safety briefing as well as safety equipment will be provided at the Volcanic Air Base. All passengers will be required to be weighed in order to ensure proper weight distribution in the aircraft.
  • Under 2 free of charge
  • Children 2-11 years pay a child fare (75% of the adult fare)
Cancellation Policy
  • If the tour is cancelled due to adverse weather or due to circumstances beyond Volcanic Air control, Volcanic Air will reschedule clients on the earliest convenient flight available or a full refund will apply
  • 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
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
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • 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?

  • Email us at
  • Help code: D2B-6802
  • This experience is supplied by White Island Helicopter Flight departing Rotorua


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