White Island 'Active Volcano' Walking & Helicopter Tour

White Island 'Active Volcano' Walking & Helicopter Tour

Volcanic Air is conveniently located at the Rotorua City Lakefront within walking distance of many of our major hotels and our cafe/restaurant district.

Fly to and land on New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano White Island. Leaving the Rotorua city lakefront, we fly north past our northern lakes district before crossing the coast on track to White Island.

Arriving overhead the volcano enjoy aerial views of the active crater before landing on this lunar like surface. Here embark upon a leisurely guided tour of the island's crater floor to view active steam vents 'fumaroles', hot streams, vibrant sulphur formations and the steaming crater.

This landscape is constantly changing as the activity forms new features and removes old ones. The Crater Lake changes in depth and temperature so that from one day to the next the landscape is different.

Part of our tour includes a walk-through crumbling mining ruins to view the weathered remains of what was a working factory built in 1923 and abandoned in 1933.

Tours on this privately-owned volcano are conducted by your pilot/guide whose wealth of knowledge about the island's history and geology enhances the experience.

Return flights to and from the island takes in aerial views of the wider Bay of Plenty.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Flight
From: Rotorua to Rotorua
Price: From (NZD) $985 per person
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Tour Code: vas4b

Inclusions

Return flights from Rotorua to White Island
Oxygen mask at White Island (this is just while walking on the island)
Knowledgeable pilot / guide

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Departure Point: Volcanic Air Safari Rotorua Lakefront
  • Departure Time: Tour times on request
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Return Details: 3 hours after start time

Important Information

  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to operate
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance
  • Confirmation of this tour will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please notify us if an individual passengers weight exceeds 110kgs. We need this information to book.
  • You must call to reconfirm on the morning of departure or prior for pick up times on our toll-free number
  • White Island landings are undertaken at your own risk and such landings are at your pilots sole discretion
  • Flights are weather and number dependent
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Child ages are 5 – 11 years inclusive
  • Due to the nature of the tour we do not recommend children under the age of 5
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes and your camera. In Winter months we advise dressing warmly

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White Island 'Active Volcano' Walking & Helicopter Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: vas4b
From (NZD) $985 per person
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