From lofty volcanic heights, to a magical waterfall, this extraordinary day out showcases a variety of scenery not found anywhere else in New Zealand, if not the world. This heli hike has no comparison: It combines the thrill of landing on the summit of Mount Tarawera with a half day hike. Here you follow the crystal-clear waters of the Tarawera River to the remarkable Tarawera Falls. Departing Rotorua, your helicopter takes you across our stunning lakes district to the summit of Mount Tarawera. After your Mount Tarawera experience your helicopter will relocate you to Tapahoro on the shores of Lake Tarawera. Here, your hike begins. This hike is self-guided with a clearly formed track following the gin-clear Tarawera River beneath imposing bluffs, towering over native New Zealand forest. The hike continues past a series of more and more impressive cascades until you arrive at the main waterfall flowing. The result is, undoubtedly, one of New Zealand’s most intriguing waterfalls. Along the way take a break to enjoy a picnic lunch and, in the summer, enjoy a swim in one of the refreshing pools along the river. The hike, including the return walk retracing your steps to Tapahoro, takes around 3.5 hours at a leisurely pace. Back at Tapahoro you will meet the Totally Tarawera team for your return boat transfer across beautiful Lake Tarawera to the Tarawera outlet. From here, Totally Tarawera will transfer you back to your vehicle at the Rotorua Lakefront
Lakefront Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront
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.
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