• 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
Flightseeing - Rotorua , Rotorua District
Tour 2B - Crater Lakes Flight - By Helicopter
Join us to gain an appreciation of our lakes that only an aerial view can offer. Beyond the Rotorua hills lies a stunning lakes district, native forests and distant volcanoes. Our 15 minute Crater Lakes flight offers stunning views otherwise hidden by our local terrain.

Tour 3B - Volcanic Landing  - “Eruption Trail tour and volcanic landing” - By Helicopter
Fly to the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. Landing on Mount Tarawera offers a privileged view of spectacular craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. Here you will enjoy an interesting commentary based on the region’s history, culture and geology. Flights to and from the volcano take in expansive views of our stunning Lakes District, National Parks and a view of Mount Tarawera from above!

Tour 3C - Mount Tarawera Volcanic Adventure
Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal reserves. This tour highlights these amazing features unique to this region because of their location on our Faultline relative to the Pacific Rim of Fire.

Tour 4B - White Island "Active Volcano" landing and walking tour
Experience walking on the crater floor of New Zealand's only permanently active volcano 'White Island'. Walk to the edge of the steaming crater lake, over hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents and colorful sulphur formations before viewing the ruins of this privately owned volcano’s long abandoned mining ruins. (Allow 3 hours)

Tour 4C - White Island / Mount Tarawera - “Dual Volcano Landing" - By Helicopter
Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island. The contrast between these two volcanoes couldn’t be more amazing, from the active crater floor and steaming crater lake of White Island to the heights of Mount Tarawera‘s summit. Here we enjoy spectacular vistas of the Volcanoes craters and the surrounding Lakes district.

Tour 6B - Mt Tarawera – Fly / Drive Combo - By Helicopter
This unique experience allows visitors to fly to Mt Tarawera with Volcanic Air, taking in the scenic wonders of the area from the air, before landing on Mt Tarawera for your guided crater walk experience. This flight includes the stunning scenery of Lakes Okareka, Tarawera and Rotomahana, as well as being able to see on clear days to White Island and Mt Ruapehu. Once you have landed, you will be guided around the crater of Mt Tarawera by Kaitiaki Adventures, before being driven back to Rotorua.
Deposit and Cancellation Information
Tour prices are in $NZ and include GST.

Children under 2 are free of charge, children aged 2-11 years pay a child fare which is 75% of the adult fare, 12 years and older pay full adult fare
with the exception of Tour 1 Flight Experience and Tour 6 4WD/ Fly Drive.

Tour duration, flight times and tour inclusions may vary due to weather conditions and passenger loadings.

White Island landings are undertaken at your own risk. Such landings are at your pilot’s sole discretion.

All major credit cards and currencies accepted.

All flights operate with a minimum of 2 adult fares, and are subject to weather and volcanic activity.

As per New Zealand law Volcanic Air requires ACCURATE individual passenger weights at the time of the booking, in the event these weights are incorrect the booking may either be rescheduled or an additional fee may apply. If an individual passengers weight exceeds 110kgs a surcharge may apply. Any passenger exceeding 135kgs as weighed by Volcanic Air will be required to pay two full adult fares. Reconfirmation of all tours with accurate weights is required no less than 48 hours in advance of the actual booking time, failing to reconfirm with accurate weights may also incur an additional fee or an alteration to the tour schedule.

Volcanic Air's staff and pilots are experienced and operate to the highest standards, ensuring our clients receive the maximum benefit from our safety, service and customer satisfaction philosophy.

PLEASE NOTE: All bookings made via Volcanic Air website will charge your credit card in NZD for the full booking total at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy – the following cancellation policy will only apply if the client cancels the booking.

1. Should cancellation occur within 30 days of the date of travel a 25% cancellation fee will apply.
2. If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the date of travel a 75% cancellation fee will apply.
3. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the date of travel a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Should Volcanic Air cancel the booking due to unsuitable weather conditions or for circumstances beyond our control, then a full refund will apply.
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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