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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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    What to Expect
    Flying at a time to suit you, this scenic floatplane tour over Mt. Tarawera will fit into even the busiest of itineraries. Meet the pilot, who serves as your aerial guide and offers narration on the awesome sights from above.

    Feel the thrill of a water take-off before your pilot expertly navigates the skies toward Mt. Tarawera, a mountain steeped in Maori legend. You’ll follow a 5-mile (8-km) volcanic rift along the summit of Mt. Tarawera—a lunar-like landscape of jagged rocks and myriad crater lakes formed by the 1886 eruption of the now dormant volcano—before heading south to the Steaming Cliffs and hot lakes of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

    En route back to Rotorua, the seaplane tour takes you over the Blue and Green Lakes and the gurgling geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve before splashing down for a water landing on Rotorua Lake.

    Flights depart throughout the day from dawn to dusk, so simply advise your preferred departure time when booking.

    Please note: A minimum of 2 adults is required per booking.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Memorial Drive, Memorial Dr, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    Your preferred time between dawn and dusk
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 30-minute scenic floatplane flight over Mt. Tarawera Volcano
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Due to comfort and balance of the aircraft, the maximum per seat limit is 297 lbs (135 kg) per passenger
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I plucked up the courage to take this tour earlier today and it was simply incredible. Knowledgeable and friendly pilot who’s commentary was really interesting and the views were simply breathtaking. This trip is a must and worth every cent!
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    Response from VA_Rotorua, General Manager at Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
    Responded 17 Jun 2019
    Thanks Daniel for your comments and coming out with us on our floatplane. Great to hear you had an amazing trip:)
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    This short flight with four passengers on board was nothing short of spectacular from start to finish. I could not stop taking photos from every possible direction and wished the flight could have gone on longer. My only regret is that the restrictions of a plane necessarily
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    Quality visit, really nice People from support to pilot. Wonderful attitude, great stories and lovely support
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    Got dad a 30 min Mount Tarawera/Waimangu Thermal Valley "Eruption Trail Tour" by floatplane for a Christmas present. Finally got to do it today, and what a magnificent day for flying! Blue skies, a calm lake, and amazing views of the area! The staff were fabulous, from the
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    This was an amazing excursion - taking off and landing on the lake was a great experience, and our pilot George was extremely friendly and informative about the area we flew over. One of the highlight of our New Zealand trip.
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    Response from VA_Rotorua, Front Office Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
    Responded 26 Mar 2018
    Hi there, We appreciate the time you've taken to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with George. It really is a wonderful landscape to fly above and it is great that it was a highlight on your trip Many Thanks, The Volcanic Air Team
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    Key Details
    • Mt. Tarawera
    • Duration: 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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