Fly by light aircraft over two volcanos & the Rotorua lakes. See an amazing volcanic landscape on this flight of discovery!
This captivating tour combines aerial views of the region’s most renowned scenic highlights from above. You will fly out from the coast 48km to New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano 'White Island' and then inland to Mount Tarawera the scene of an horrific eruption in 1886!
Experience the beauty of Rotorua's lake district, the peaks and craters of Mount Tarawera & then view the Bay of Plenty's vast Kiwi fruit orchards by air.
Alternatively take a helicopter flight to White Island and land inside the volcano for a walking tour!
Afterwards experience a guided 45 minute kiwifruit cart tour journey through the orchards, to learn the history and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of the different varieties plus jams, juices and a complementary homemade kiwi fruit ice cream.
Truly a day to remember.
Join us on a opportunity of a lifetime to fly over active volcanos, lakes & a geothermal landscape's.
Here's your chance to fly over the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano!
And the scene of the devastating eruption of Mount Tarawera along with viewing Kiwi Orchards as far as the eye can see!
Your tour starts at the Port of Tauranga, where we will be waiting at the port gates. From here we first take you on a sightseeing tour of Mount Manuaganui the area where your ship has docked. Take in the beautiful surroundings, bustling coffee shops, small designer boutiques and white sandy beaches, after a drive through the countryside we board your light aircraft for a flying tour of two of New Zealand's prominent Volcano's! After take off you head out over the coast heading for “White Island Volcano”, during the flight, keep your eyes peeled for sea life such as whales & dolphins, once at White Island soak up the aerial views above the crater.
This continuously active volcano, with sulphur-lipped fumaroles, active volcanic vents, steaming Crater Lake, bubbling mud pools, hot streams & desolate mining ruins combined create a surreal experience.
We head back to coastline & on to Rotorua's lakes district, you fly over Mount Tarawera, this is the scene where the mountain was ripped apart in 1886 by a massive eruption destroying what was said to be the eighth natural wonder of the world the “Pink & white Terraces".
Flying back to the airport you pass over the endless kiwifruit orchards of Te Puke!
Once back on land we make our way to our next attraction, after just a short drive we will arrive at working kiwifruit orchard. Here we take a 45 minute Kiwifruit orchard tour on themed cart ride with full commentary from one of the orchards official guide's. You will learn how the unique combination of climate and soils allows them to grow the world's healthiest fruit - Kiwifruit. Stops along the way gives you the opportunity to see the fuzzy little fruit growing while learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here! Walk under the vines and get up close to the growing fruit. Learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand which, surprisingly, it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! At the end of your tour you will be invited to taste-test different varieties of this fruit plus jams, juices, and much more.
Also included in the tour, you will be treated to a complementary local homemade kiwi fruit ice cream, perfect for a hot summer day.
Helicopter Flight with Landing Tour option:
Change from Light aircraft flight to helicopter flight with landing on White Island for a walking tour on the active volcano!
You fly in a helicopter, Land & walk on the luna like surface with you pilot as a guide! then take off again heading back to the airport to continue on to the kiwifruit orchard Tour.