Active Volcano Scenic Flight and Landing Tour


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  • Scenic helicopter flight To White Island, an active volcano
  • Landing and guided walk on the crater
  • Qualified and knowledgeable pilot/guide

View New Zealand's only active volcano, White Island, from up high in a helicopter! You'll get to view the stunning geography from a new perspective. But wait for the best part - you get to land on the Island and tour the crater, see steam funnels and even walk through the remains of the old mines.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Landing and walking tour
  • Qualified and knowledgeable pilot/guide

Climb into the helicopter and view White Island, New Zealand's only active volcano from above! You'll have an uninterrupted view of this absolutely breathtaking area and it's constantly changing landscape full of craters, vibrant natural thermal phenomenon and a crater lake that changes temperature. You'll land on this lunar-esque landscape and walk around the active crater as well as exploring the crumbling remains of the mines that existed there years ago. Plenty of photo opportunities and your pilot/guide will give you interesting and informative commentary as you go.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Flight time is approximate 35 –40 minutes each way
  • You will spend approx 1 hour to 1hour – 30 minutes on white island
  • The total duration of the experience is around 2.5-3 hours
  • Booking time will be confirmed by experience provider

Numbers on the Day

  • Flights run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 passengers 
  • Please be aware that this is not a private flight 


  • Flights are weather dependent 
  • If your flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions you will receive a full refund

Dress Code

  • Please wear comfortable closed in walking shoes and clothes appropriate to the conditions on the day
  • It is always a good idea to bring a jacket
... and Importantly


As per New Zealand law Volcanic Air requires ACCURATE individual passenger weights at the time of the booking, in the event these weights are incorrect the booking may either be rescheduled or an additional fee may apply. If an individual passengers weight exceeds 110kgs a surcharge may apply. Any passenger exceeding 135kgs as weighed by Volcanic Air will be required to pay two full adult fares. Reconfirmation of all tours with accurate weights is required no less than 48 hours in advance of the actual booking time, failing to reconfirm with accurate weights may also incur an additional fee or an alteration to the tour schedule.


You must contact the experience supplier at least 48 hours prior to your flight you will be given their number upon redemption.


  • Should cancellation occur within 30 days of the date of travel a 25% cancellation fee will apply
  • If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the date of travel a 75% cancellation fee will apply
  • If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the date of travel a 100% cancellation fee will apply
  • Should Volcanic Air cancel the booking due to unsuitable weather conditions or for circumstances beyond our control, then a full refund will apply