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 at the Rotorua City Lakefront within walking distance of many of our major hotels and our cafe / restaurant district.
From the first experience of flight in either a floatplane or helicopter through to the thrill of exploring our stunning lakes district, vibrant geothermal reserves and remarkable volcanoes, Volcanic Air have an option for everyone.
Helicopter options include landing on two of New Zealand's most iconic volcanoes, White Island and Mount Tarawera. White Island is our only permanently active volcano and walking around the active crater floor on an almost lunar like landscape is a once in a lifetime experience. In contrast landing on the summit of Mount Tarawera is awe inspiring. This is the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory and standing on the summit commands stunning views of the volcanoes massive craters and the surrounding lakes district and national parks.
Floatplane tours offer the romance of taking off and landing from various lake sites and flying over the regions unique volcanic landscape. Popular is our Mount Tarawera / Waimangu Volcanic Valley flyover however for the more adventurous landings by floatplane at the hidden valley of Orakei Korako and exploring the valleys geothermal activity offers a unique over view of our lakes district volcanoes and geothermal playground.
We invite you to step on board with Volcanic Air and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.