• Tailor Made Tours and Charters
Volcanic Air Safaris
    Tailor Made Tours and Charters
    A journey with Volcanic Air will embrace the culture and pride of this mysterious and stunning destination
  • Explore Mt Tarawera's Volcanic Trail of Destruction
Volcanic Air Safaris
    Explore Mt Tarawera's Volcanic Trail of Destruction
    Mt. Tarawera's lunar-like landscape and its 8 kilometre long crater rift is a source of wonder to both visitors and locals alike
  • Land on and Explore White Islands Active Crater Floor
Volcanic Air Safaris
    Land on and Explore White Islands Active Crater Floor
    Fly to and land on New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano White Island
  • White Island NZ's Most Active Volcano
Volcanic Air Safaris
    White Island NZ's Most Active Volcano
    This active island volcano constantly emits a cloud of steam and periodically erupts
  • White Island and Tarawera Volcanic Combo
Volcanic Air Safaris
    White Island and Tarawera Volcanic Combo
    Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island. By Helicopter
    

Otter Float Plane

Otter Float Plane

The DHC-3 Floatplane was purchased in October 2004 and has undergone a major refurbishment, including large scenic windows and it is now configured to accommodate for ten passengers executive seating. The Otter has a very interesting history; it was built in 1954 and served in the Canadian Air Force for many years.

The Otter served with a rescue unit in Nova Scotia first and was later shipped to Egypt as part of the United Nations duties to supervise the ceasefire between Israel and Egypt after the Suez crisis.

In 1975, the Otter was transferred to the Province of Ontario to fly for the Ministry of Natural Resources. It flew government personnel to remote areas and was used for rescue work, fire fighting and cargo carrying.

An American company bought the Otter in 1986 and from then on, the floatplane became a tourist carrier. Not long after, it was purchased by an Alaskan company who used the Otter for commuter type services. A few years later, the Otter made its way back to Canada and in 2004 it was shipped to New Zealand.

Volcanic Air uses this extraordinary plane, seating 10 passengers, for our standard brochure flights as well as charters to suitable water destinations and waterfront properties.

contact homeFree Phone within NZ 0800 800 848


phonePhone +64 (7) 348-9984


faxFax +64 (7) 348-4069


MailPostal Address
PO Box 640 ,
Rotorua ,
New Zealand

PhysicalPhysical Address
PO Box 640 ,
Rotorua ,
Rotorua ,
New Zealand

eMailEmail info@volcanicair.co.nz

GPS coordinates
South 38 07 46
East 176 15 10

Directors
Phill Barclay, phill@volcanicair.co.nz
mobile: +64 27 4930 861

Dorien Vroom, dorien@volcanicair.co.nz
mobile: +64 27 2450 287

Tim Barrow, tim@volcanicair.co.nz
mobile: +64 27 4942 092
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