Mt Tarawera / Waimangu Volcanic Valley – Floatplane

From $233

Departing from the city lakefront pier experience the thrill of a floatplane take off before climbing above Mokoia Island on track to the hidden lakes district and the volcanic peaks of Mount Tarawera. Return flight over Waimangu Volcanic Valley.



Departing our city lakefront pier, experience the thrill of a floatplane take off before climbing above Mokoia Island. Continue on to our hidden lakes district and the volcanic peak of Mount Tarawera. At 3680 feet in elevation, this majestic volcano dominates the surrounding landscape, playing centre piece to the stunning lakes which surround it.

Above Tarawera views of cavernous craters reveal the power of what was the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. The 1886 eruption devastated the local area, including our famous Pink and White Terraces. They were once claimed as the eighth wonder of the world. Included in the flight is our stunning lakes district and aerial views of the Waimangu thermal Valley and its vibrant Inferno Crater and Frying Pan Lake. Returning to Rotorua our descent takes us past the Whakarewarewa thermal reserve and over the city before landing on Lake Rotorua

(Flight time approx 30 minutes)

More Information

  • All flights depart from the Rotorua City Lakefront, Memorial Drive
  • This flight operate with a minimum of 2 adult fares
  • Children under 2 are free of charge.
  • As per New Zealand law, Volcanic Air requires individual weights at the time of booking. If an individual passenger weight exceeds 110kgs a surcharge may apply. Any passenger exceeding 135kgs as weighted by Volcanic Air will be required to pay two adult fares.
  • Please wear comfortable closed in 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 a camera!