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Take off from the lakefront of Rotorua and fly over the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory, Mount Tarawera.

Gain an appreciation of how the 1886 eruption changed this stunning landscape. From Mount Tarawera to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, view the eruption trail and surrounding Lakes district whilst enjoying informed commentary from your experienced local pilot/guide, continuing your experience on your floatplane scenic flight, fly towards lake Rotoiti.

Landing on the lake you’ll taxi to the pier where you disembark, your Eden awaiting. Only accessible by water, the hot pools are in a secluded bay on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Seemingly disconnected from the world, this is where you’ll spend 90 minutes, with your only concerns being which pool to experience next.

Take your time soaking, cool off in the lake, rest a bit on a lounger and repeat before returning to the Rotorua City Lakefront.

35 minute flight with views of Mount Tarawera, Crater Lakes , Waimangu Volcanic Valley and 90 minutes at the Rotoiti Hotpools

Floatplane flight over Tarawera eruption trail to Lakeside Hot Pools

2 Hours 30 Minutes

$999 NZD

Take a Seaplane flight over the Tarawera eruption trail before landing on Lake Rotoiti & enjoying lakeside hot pools

Experience provided by

Volcanic Air

Important Information
  • Duration: Allow 2 hours and 35 minutes
  • Location: All flights depart from the Rotorua City Lakefront, Lakefront Drive
  • Requirements: This flight operates with a minimum of 2 adult fares
  • Recommended: Please note only small backpacks are permitted on board. Bathing suit and towel are essential. Guests are welcome to bring a camera.
  • Children: Under 2 free of charge.
  • Safety: A full safety briefing as well as safety equipment 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
  • 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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