Volcano Trail Scenic Flight - 30 Minutes



  • Scenic seaplane flight
  • Stunning views of the Volcanic Peaks of Mount Tarawera, surrounding lakes and natural thermal landscapes
  • Qualified and knowledgeable pilot

Take flight and explore the spectacular Mt Tarawera and Waimangu Thermal Valley from a different perspective. You'll be blown away be the scenic views of volcanic peaks, the vibrant Inferno Crater and Frying Pan Cake. The gorgeous colours of the natural thermal sites look astounding from the air.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 30 minute scenic flight
  • Qualified and knowledgeable pilot

Take to the skies in a floatplane and explore a hidden lakes district and the volcanic peaks of Mount Tarawera. Up 3680 feet in the air, you'll have uninterrupted views of stunning natural landscapes with vibrant and ancient thermal phenomenon. View the beautiful Inferno Crater, Frying Pan Lake and the many lakes that dot the dramatic geography. With plenty of photo opportunities and a qualified and knowledgable pilot, this flight is informative and fun!

On the Day

Session Length

  • Actual flight time is 30 minutes
  • Booking time will be confirmed by experience provider

Numbers on the Day

  • Flights run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 passengers (every one has a window seat!)
  • 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