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TARAWERA FALLS VOLCANIC HELI HIKE - 6D

TARAWERA FALLS VOLCANIC HELI HIKE - 6D

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

From

NZ$ 980.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • Helicopter flight to and landing on Mount Tarawera

  • Helicopter transfer to Tapahoro (Lake Tarawera), where your hike will start

  • Scenic boat transfer from Tapahoro to the landing Lake Tarawera

  • Return vehicle transfers to the Rotorua City Lakefront

Visit

Full Description

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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: All located only two and a half hours from Auckland. 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. This dormant volcano is the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory and from the summit you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Bay of Plenty, Lake Tarawera, as well as the surrounding National Parks. Additionally, the volcano’s massive craters will impress.

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, unbelievably, from the middle of a cliff through a passage carved in time. 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.

 

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$ 980.00

Per Person

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