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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Tauranga
  4. White Island

White Island Scenic Flight and Crater Tour from Tauranga

Product ID: 164559
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Depart from Tauranga airport for a scenic helicopter flight and guided tour of White Island. Walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano, see bubbling mud pools, roaring volcanic vents, steaming sulphur lake and desolate mining ruins.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views with a scenic helicopter flight to the volcanic island
  • Explore New Zealand's most active volcano as you get up close to steaming craters, bubbling mud pools and volcanic vents
  • Learn about the history of the factory workers who mined the island for sulphur
Full description
Discover White Island with a scenic helicopter flight, island landing and guided crater tour. White Island is an active volcano in a chain of volcanoes called the Pacific Ring of Fire and is located 52 kilometers off the Bay of Plenty coastline.

Depart from Tauranga to fly over the rugged, unspoiled coastline of this volcanic island and keep your eyes peeled for sea life such as schools of fish and dolphins. Listen to fascinating commentary on the geology and history of the island and its surroundings for your experienced pilot.

A tour option includes a guided walking tour of the island. Walking through moon-like craters get up close and view bubbling mud pools, active volcanic vents and steaming crater lake. Enjoy informative commentary on the geology of the island, the history of the old mining factory and the ruins left behind. White island is also home to gannet colonies, which you can see during summer months before migrating back over the ditch for warmer weather.
  • 2-hour return scenic helicopter flight and tour
  • Live pilot's commentary in English
  • Guided tour of White Island tour
  • Amazing photo opportunities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Hangar 8, Tauranga Airport, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be at least 8 years old and weigh at least 20 kilograms
• The maximum weight per seat is 130 kilograms (286 pounds)
• You must provide the weight of each passenger when booking
• Adult pricing applies to all passengers
• There is a minimum number of 2 people required for this tour to operate
• All flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and weight restrictions and if the pilot has any concerns the flight may be altered at their discretion
• If your tour is canceled due to poor weather you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• The crater tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair due to due to uneven surfaces
• Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 3 reviews
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Aerius Helicopters

Product ID: 164559