Rotorua Eruption Trail Helicopter Tour & Guided Walk - 40 Minutes

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Fitness level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

40-minute helicopter flight and landing
Land on the summit of Mount Tarawera
Includes a 20-minute guided walk
Explore spectacular craters and domes
Friendly and informative pilot
Panoramic views of volcanic landscapes
or 4 payments of $136.85 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Unlock an extraordinary opportunity to stand atop a dormant volcano on a 40-minute Eruption Trail Helicopter Tour & Guided Walk with Volcanic Air in Rotorua. Departing from Rotorua's lakefront, this thrilling Rotorua helicopter ride offers breathtaking views of the stunning volcanic landscapes that make New Zealand's North Island so unique.

As you take off on this helicopter flight in Rotorua, you'll instantly be captivated by the beauty of the region's geothermal wonders. Feel the excitement build as you approach Mount Tarawera, an iconic volcano that holds a significant place in Maori history. Included in our Rotorua helicopter trip is a landing on the mountain's summit, where you will embark on a 20-minute guided walk around Mount Tarawera's volcanic craters and rifts.

Led by your knowledgeable Volcanic Air guide, you'll discover the rugged terrain and learn about the cataclysmic eruption that forever changed this landscape in 1886. Marvel at the remnants of the Pink and White Terraces, once considered the eighth wonder of the world, and gain insights into the cultural and geological significance of this area.

Volcanic Air is renowned for its exceptional helicopter tours in Rotorua, and this Mount Tarawera Landing and Guided Walk is no exception. With a focus on safety, comfort, and providing an unforgettable experience, Volcanic Air ensures that every moment of your adventure is truly memorable.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply seeking an adrenaline rush, this Rotorua helicopter flight and guided walk combination is the perfect choice. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of New Zealand's volcanic landscapes on the Eruption Trail Helicopter Tour & Guided Walk with Volcanic Air. Book now and create memories that will last a lifetime.


What you need to know

  • 20-minute scenic helicopter flight from Rotorua
  • 20-minute walking tour on the summit of Mount Tarawara
  • Informative pilot commentary
  • This experience departs at 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm, 7 days a week
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Lakefront Drive on Rotorua City Lakefront
What To Bring
  • Comfortable closed in walking shoes
  • Clothes appropriate to the conditions on the day
  • Jacket
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Your 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
  • 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
  • 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
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?

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  • Help code: D2B-680F
  • This experience is supplied by White Island Helicopter Flight departing Rotorua


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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
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