White Island / Mount Tarawera Landing



Tour Code: 4D

Experience “Volcanic Extremes” by flying around the active crater of Whakaari/ White Island before landing on the now dormant, but extremely spectacular, summit of Mount Tarawera.




Both of these volcanoes hold significance, with Whakaari more recently known for the devastating 2019 eruption and Mount Tarawera for the much larger 1886 eruption, considered to be the largest in New Zealand’s living memory. Different in  nature, Whakaari is New Zealand’s most active marine volcano, changing daily, while Mount Tarawera, far inland, impressively rises above its central North Island landscape of lakes and native bush. The mountain’s impressive craters and domes bear witness to the massive eruption that shaped this area. Appreciate the breathtaking summit views during a 15-minute guided walk, with your pilot acting as guide, historian, and personal photographer.


Additional aerial views include the Tarawera Falls, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, stunning crater lakes, fertile farms and forestry, horticultural lands and distant national parks. This tour offers unparalleled views of an incredible diversity of scenery, along with commentary on the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage unique to beautiful Rotorua.


Duration: Allow 1 Hours 45 Minutes

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

Requirements: Comfortable closed in walking shoes and clothes appropriate to the conditions on the day. It is always a good idea to bring a jacket, sunscreen and of course 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 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.



A 1 hour 25 minute scenic flight and a 20 -minute walking tour of the summit of Mount Tarawera.

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

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.