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Floatplane Lake Rotoiti Thermal Pools

Secluded Thermal Pools

Volcanic Air has introduced a new tour that will fly you away from it all. Experience a flight in one of our state-of-the-art floatplanes for yourself.


After taking in the scenery we will gently touch down on the waters of Lake Rotoiti to enjoy the secluded thermal baths of Manupirua Bay. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before!

Floatplane Lakeside Picnic Getaway

Rotorua City Lakefront

Departing from the Rotorua city Lakefront or your lakeside lodge, once airborne you will experience some of the most spectacular thermal district scenery of Lake Rotorua and Rotoiti. You will then disembark at a beautiful beach on the Northern edge of Lake Rotoiti for an hour of delicious food, swimming, and exploring.

For your Gourmet picnic, you will be presented with a beautiful picnic hamper prepared by the chefs at the award-winning Terrace Kitchen. Selections can be from gourmet filled rolls to chef-inspired picnic grazing platters.

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Floatplane/Jet Boat/Golf Experience

Rotorua City Lakefront to the Hamurana Lakeside Golf Course

Share a special day out with friends and combine the thrill of a jetboat ride, a relaxed game of golf and lunch at one of Rotorua’s hidden gems the “Hamurana Golf Course”, then complete your day with the unique experience
of a scenic floatplane flight.

Starting with a thrilling Jetboat transfer you’ll be whisked off to the unique Hamurana Golf Course located alongside the pristine and historic Hamurana Spring. Here enjoy a relaxed game alongside local characters before sharing a meal at the clubhouse.

Tarawera Falls Heli Hike

Volcanic Heli Hike

From lofty Volcanic heights to a magical Waterfall this extraordinary day out showcases a variety of scenery not found anywhere else in New Zealand “if not the world” and only two and a half hours from Auckland.

This Heli hike has no comparison, it combines the thrill of landing on the summit of Mount Tarawera with a half day hike following the crystal-clear waters of the Tarawera River to the remarkable Tarawera Falls.

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Volcanic Air Safaries

Floatplane Adventure with Tarawera Trail Hike

Volcanic Floatplane Hike

Departing Hot Water Beach by Float Plane is an amazing experience and the return flight back to Rotorua includes spectacular aerial views of Mount Tarawera, the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and our hidden lakes district. Enjoy informed commentary about the 1886 eruption and gain a new appreciation for the unique, culture, history and geography of this intriguing region, the birthplace after all of tourism in New Zealand.