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Floatplane Tour of Mount Tarawera & Orakei Korako Valley

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Enjoy a floatplane ride over Rotorua & Mt. Tarawera with a river landing followed by a scenic ferry ride, and a guided walk through Orakei Korako Valley.


  • Experience the thrill of a floatplane take-off from the city lakefront pier, offering unparalleled views of Mokoia Island and the hidden Lakes District.

  • Soar above the majestic 3,680ft Mount Tarawera, witnessing cavernous craters left from the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory in 1886.

  • After the flight, land on the Waikato River and embark on a ferry to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako.

  • Enjoy a 60 to 90-min walking tour guided by an experienced pilot, exploring geysers, hot springs, and the geothermal beauty.

  • Fun Fact: The 1886 eruption at Mount Tarawera devastated the famous Pink and White Terraces, once regarded as the eighth wonder of the world.


  • 2 hr 15 min flight & land tour

  • Floatplane flight

  • 60-90 min guided walking tour

  • Ferry ride

  • Entry to attractions


Je annuleert deze tickets tot 72 uur voor de belevenis begint en krijgt een volledige terugbetaling.

Seaplane Adventure from Rotorua to Mount Tarawera

Start your journey from the scenic Rotorua City Lakefront, greeted by the friendly English-speaking pilot. Hop aboard the seaplane, and as you ascend, watch the beautiful cityscape shrink, replaced by expansive views of shimmering lakes and lush forests. Behold the mighty Mount Tarawera, a sleeping giant scarred by its volcanic eruption in 1886. As you glide over, marvel at the 8km long rift, a striking blend of red, brown, and orange volcanic residues that paint a vivid geological masterpiece.

Fly Over to Hidden Geothermal Marvels

Post the Tarawera fly-by, your journey transforms into a surreal spectacle as you soar over Orakei Korako Valley, a geological wonderland. Known as The Hidden Valley, it flaunts hot springs, geothermal parks, unique silica terraces, formed over centuries by mineral-rich waters, and the abundant heat-loving algae that paint a vibrant palette across the valley. Catch a glimpse of the expansive Emerald Terrace, one of New Zealand's largest from your aerial vantage point before descending for a closer look. Finally, embark on an interpretive walk with your knowledgeable guide/pilot, unveiling the enchanting Maori lore tied to these lands.


Aerial views of Mount Tarawera, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland | Remote landing on Waikato River | Orakei Korako Valley walking tour

Important Information

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • It is recommended to bring along your jacket, water, and sunscreen.


  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: tripod, flash photography.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Volcanic Air office.

  • Address: City Lakefront Lakefront Drive, Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Rotorua Hospital - North (Pukeroa Street). It is a quick 7-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #1, or #6 to get you there.

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