Mount Tarawera / Waimangu Volcanic Valley Plus Hot Pools



Tour Code: 3AH

Fly over the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory, Mount Tarawera, and gain an appreciation of how the 1886 eruption changed this stunning landscape. From Mount Tarawera to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, view the eruption trail and surrounding lakes district while enjoying informed commentary from your experienced local pilot/guide, continuing your experience on your floatplane scenic flight, fly towards Lake Rotoiti.

Landing on the lake we’ll taxi to the pier where you disembark, your Eden awaiting. Only accessible by water, the hot pools are in a secluded bay on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Seemingly disconnected from the world, this is where you’ll spend 90 minutes, with your only concerns being which pool to experience next. Take your time soaking, cool off in the lake, purchase a drink and a snack, rest on a lounger and repeat before returning to the Rotorua City Lakefront.


Duration: Allow 2 hours and 35 minutes

Location: All flights depart from Lakefront Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront

Requirements: This flight operates with a minimum of 2 adult fares

Recommended: Please note only small backpacks are permitted on board. Bathing suit and towel are essential. Guests are welcome to bring a camera.

Children: Under 2 free of charge. Children 2-11 years pay a child fare (75% of the adult fare)

Safety: A full safety briefing as well as safety equipment will be provided at the Volcanic Air Base. All passengers will be required to be weighted in order to ensure proper weight distribution in the aircraft.


35 minute flight with views of Mount Tarawera, Crater Lakes , Waimangu Volcanic Valley and 90 minutes at the Rotoiti Hotpools

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To make a booking for travel within the next 24 hours, please call our office direct on +64 7 348 9984 or 0800 800 848.