• 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

Frequently Asked Questions


All prices are in NZ$, GST included; per person and all options require two adult fares to operate. Prices and trip details may change without notice and are subject to weather and volcanic activity. 

How do I make a reservation?
A booking can be made online or by telephone. Volcanic Air's phones are manned 24/7 and we will respond to your email booking within 24 hours. No payment is required until the day of departure. Click here to contact us now.

Are the prices per person or per aircraft?
Volcanic Air offer two products. Tours sold on a per person basis and charters are sold on exclusive aircraft. This is clearly stated on our website under each tour description.

What do I need to bring and what should I wear?
This depends entirely on what tour is chosen.  If no landing or guided tour is chosen then no specific requirements are needed.  For excursions where you are landing and/or undertaking a guided tour such as White Island or Mount Tarawera, comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate to the conditions on the day. It is always a good idea to bring a light jacket, water, sunscreen and of course your camera!

Can we use our cameras and cell phones during the flight?
You are welcome to take cameras on the aircraft, and cell phones are permitted unless otherwise stated.

How long should we arrive before our flight is due to depart?
We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your helicopter flight and 15 minutes before your floatplane flight is due to depart.

What time do the flights leave?
Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers.

Are you based at the airport?
Our helicopters reside at the Rotorua Airport but depart for flights from the Rotorua City lakefront, Memorial Drive as do the floatplanes.

How many people can fit in a floatplane or helicopter?
We have a range of aircraft catering from a minimum of two adult fares. The type of helicopter or floatplane  is subject to passenger numbers flying on the day unless chartered on an exclusive basis.

Public Holidays:
Volcanic Air operates 365 days of the year. (Christmas Day 25th December, bookings are by request)

Volcanic Air operate:
0830 – till 1900 (summer season) - 0830 – till 1700 (winter season).

Children's Prices:
Under 2 years are free: 2-11 years pay 75% of the adult fare 12 years and older pay adult fare.

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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