Mount Tarawera Landing



Tour Code: 3B

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand on the summit of a dormant volcano! You will witness breathtaking panoramic views of Rotorua’s sparkling lakes, expansive forests and multiple geothermal parks. 


Departing from the Rotorua Lakefront, your helicopter will fly over Lakes Rotorua, Okareka, Okataina, and Tarawera.  As you ascend over the shoulder of Mount Tarawera, you’ll hear about the Wilding Pine conservation work that all landing fees support. Marvel at the rugged beauty and vibrant colors of the volcanic crater as your pilot flies you through the 8 km rift line, a remnant of the largest volcanic eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. 


Upon landing, you will have about 15 minutes to explore the summit on foot – gaining insights into the region’s rich Māori history and taking in the 360-degree views. On clear days, you can see from the east to west coast of the North Island, with the active volcanoes of White Island to the north and Tongariro National Park to the south. Your pilot will act as a guide, historian and photographer, ensuring you will return to the Lakefront with memories to last a lifetime.


Duration: Allow 40 minutes

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

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

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

Tour duration, flight times and inclusions may vary due to weather conditions, volcanic activity and passenger loadings. Excursion landings are undertaken at your own risk and such landings are at your pilot’s sole discretion.

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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.