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White Island Helicopter Flight from Rotorua

Have you ever set foot on an active volcano? Well you can with Volcanic Air’s unique helicopter tour of White Island departing from Rotorua.


2.5- 3 hour tour
Helicopter Flight and Walking Tour
White Island 'Active Volcano' landing
Walk to the edge of an active crater lake
Hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents
Colourful sulphur formations

What you need to know

It’s not often that you can say that you have walked inside a live volcano! White Island is officially New Zealand’s most active volcano, situated approximately 50kms off the beautiful Pacific Coast of New Zealand it is a natural attraction that is as weird as it is wonderful!

Departing from Rotorua city’s lakefront, our expert pilot will take you up, up and away on an adventurous sightseeing experience of a lifetime. After circumnavigating over the most awe-inspiring geothermal landscapes of Rotorua you will find yourself looking over the "Bay of Plenty’s" famous pristine coastline before circling in to land on White Island. This tour allows for approximately one hour for a fully guided exploration of the unique volcanic features of this alien-like environment, it's steaming fumaroles and strangely coloured algae formations. This scenic White Island Tour is an adventurous, fun and unforgettable experience of a lifetime! (allow 3 hours)

More info


  • White Island Helicopter Flight
  • 2.5 -3 Hour tour


  • White Island lies 50kms off the Pacific Coast of New Zealand and it is officially New Zealand's most active volcano
  • White Island 'Active Volcano' landing
  • Walk to the edge of an active crater lake
  • Hot streams, past steaming volcanic vents
  • Colourful sulphur formations

Tour Times and Location

  • At the completion of purchase, you will need to contact the tour operator to book in a flight time that suits you (Tour Operator details will be printed in your tour voucher)
  • Flights depart on demand providing we have achieved minimum numbers
  • We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the flight is due to depart
  • Memorial Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


  • We have a range of aircraft catering from a minimum of two adult fares. The type of helicopter or seaplane is subject to passenger numbers flying on the day unless chartered on an exclusive basis
  • You are welcome to take cameras on the aircraft, and cell phones are permitted unless otherwise stated
  • Under 3's are not recommended
  • 2 adult fares are required to operate

Terms and Conditions

  • Children under 3 are not recommended, children aged 3 - 11 years pay a child’s fare which is 75% of the adult fare, 12 years and older pay full adult
  • Tour duration, flight times and tour inclusions may vary due to weather conditions, volcanic activity and passenger loadings
  • White Island landings are undertaken at your own risk and such landings are at your pilot’s sole discretion
  • Operating daily subject to weather conditions
  • We require individual passenger’s weights and if individual passenger weight exceeds 110kg it is imperative that our office is informed prior to flight
  • Minimum numbers apply - 2 adult fares are required to operate

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

White Island Helicopter Flight from Rotorua

Memorial Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Ohinemutu, ROT 3010