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MOUNT TARAWERA / ORAKEI KORAKO 'THERMAL EXPLORER' DUAL LANDING - 5A

MOUNT TARAWERA / ORAKEI KORAKO 'THERMAL EXPLORER' DUAL LANDING - 5A

From above Mount Tarawera impressive views include vast volcanic rifts, distant national parks and our treasured lakes. Flying south we gain appreciation of what local Maori term the ‘Sisters of Fire’ where volcanic activity has pierced the earth surface across the fault-line forming the reserves of Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu which, when viewed from above dismay a spectacular pallet of natures most vibrant colours. Landing at Orakei Korako, ‘the Hidden Valley’, is an amazing opportunity to experience hot sprigs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland.

From

NZ$ 645.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • River landing at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park plus a hour long self guided tour through the park

  • Aerial highlights include: Crater Lakes, Geothermal Reserves and Volcanic Craters

  • Waimangu and Waiotapu Geothermal Park

Visit

Full Description

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Climbing above Mokoia Island on track to our hidden Lakes District and the Volcanic Peaks of Mount Tarawera. At 3680 feet in elevation this majestic volcano dominates the surrounding landscape and plays centre piece to the lakes which surrounds it. Continuing south and along the fault we fly over the Waimangu Valley to view the Frying Pan Lake and Inferno Crater spectacular from above. Further south again aerial views of the Wai-O-Tapu reserve provide a tapestry of vibrant colours including the Champagne Pool, Artists Pallet and the reserves coloured lakes and hot pools.

Leaving Wai-O-Tapu we descend on the Waikato River to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako. Landing on the river is a thrill in its’ own, before docking to board your ferry to cross the river and begin your land-based tour. Here experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland. Your return flight takes in views of farms and the Paeroa Mountain range before flying over Rotorua City and returning to our Lakefront pier.

TOUR INCLUDES

Aerial views of Mount Tarawera, Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Remote landing on the Waikato River and 60-90 minutes at Orakei Korako.

Includes

Meeting Point

Lakefront Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

Terms

This trip requires a minimum of 2 adult fares. Should Volcanic Air cancel the booking due to unsuitable weather conditions, or for circumstances beyond our control, then a full refund will apply. Children under 2 are free, children aged 2-11 years pay a child fee which is 75% of the adult fare, 12 years and older pay full adult fare. Tour duration, flight times and inclusions may vary due to weather conditions, volcanic activity and passenger loadings. Excursion landings are undertaken at passengers' own risk and such landings are at your pilot’s sole discretion. Any passenger exceeding 135kgs as weighted by Volcanic Air will be required to pay two adult fares.

From

NZ$ 645.00

Per Person

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