• Tailor Made Tours and Charters
Volcanic Air
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

The Product

Based on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Volcanic Air offers the most comprehensive range of scenic flights and air tours in this region. Established in 1992 we have carried over 100,000 satisfied customers to experience our local volcanoes, lakes district and geothermal reserves from both the air and the ground. Volcanic Air operate a mixed fleet of both helicopters and Rotorua’s only floatplanes and the versatility of these aircraft allow us to visit remote destinations hard to reach by other means.  

Our key destinations include New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano 'White Island' where we hold one of the few concessions to explore this marvel of nature. Closer to home Mount Tarawera is the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. Standing on Mount Tarawera offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the eruption. Further south we land at the hidden valley of Orakei Korako to experience stunning scenery and geothermal activity on the very edge of our longest river the mighty Waikato.
Other key highlights included in a number of our air tours are aerial views of the areas lakes district and vibrant geothermal reserves including Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu. This region is unique and the diversity of our landscape is quite remarkable. We combine spectacular scenery with informative and interesting commentaries about a region that is the cultural heart of New Zealand. In fact this area is the birth place of tourism in New Zealand having hosted visitors since the early 1800’s to view what were considered to be the eighth wonder of the world, the Pink and White Terraces destroyed by the Mount Tarawera eruption.     

Our aircraft are maintained to the highest standard and are flown by experienced pilots all whom have an intimate knowledge of the local area. We are a Qualmark endorsed visitor activity achieving the Qualmark Enviro Silver Award. Volcanic Air is approved by the New Zealand Civil Aviation authority and independently accessed via a stringent Quality Assurance Program.
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
Rotorua City Lakefront ,
Memorial Drive ,
Rotorua ,
New Zealand

eMailEmail info@volcanicair.co.nz

GPS coordinates
South 38 07 46
East 176 15 10

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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