Volcanic Air


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Open Hours: 8:00a, - 5:00pm

Based on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Volcanic Air offers the most comprehensive range of scenic flights and air tours in the region. Established in 1992, we have carried over 100,000 satisfied customers to experience our local volcanoes, geothermal reserves and lakes district and from both the air and the ground. Volcanic Air operates a mixed fleet of both helicopters and Rotorua’s only floatplanes. The versatility of these aircraft allows us to visit remote destinations that are hard to reach by other means. Our region is unique, and the diversity of its landscape is quite remarkable. We combine spectacular scenery with informative and interesting commentaries about an area that is considered as the cultural heart of New Zealand. Look no further than Volcanic Air for the best scenic flights Rotorua has to offer.


Volcanic Air is conveniently located on the Rotorua City Lakefront within walking distance of many of our major hotels, cafés and restaurants.


From the first experience of flight through to the thrill of exploring our stunning volcanic and geothermal environment we have an option for everyone.


Our landscape combines crater lakes, ancient national parks, vibrant geothermal reserves and remarkable volcanoes , a combination of scenery that isn’t duplicated anywhere else in the world!


Helicopter and Floatplane options combine spectacular aerial views of this unique region with the opportunity to land on the remarkable volcano Mount Tarawera, its historic summit only directly accessible by helicopter. Both Helicopter and floatplane tours offer combinations which land at and explore Orakei Korako “the hidden valley” and Waimangu “volcanic valley” both active and iconic New Zealand geothermal environments.


All tours combine dramatic landscapes with informed commentaries full of this regions rich culture, history and geology.


“Join us for a moment in time that will last with you forever”

Map & Directions

Lakefront Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010, New Zealand

Cancellation Policy

1. Should cancellation occur within 30 days of the date of travel a 25% cancellation fee will apply.

2. If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the date of travel a 75% cancellation fee will apply.

3. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the date of travel a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Should PB&DV Holdings Ltd trading as Volcanic Air cancel the booking due to unsuitable weather conditions or for circumstances beyond our control, then a full refund will apply.

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