Tauranga – White Island Flight & Tour LT57HELACS


A rare, and for most, a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and explore an active volcanic island. View and explore the beautiful, rugged, unspoilt coastline of this volcanic island, viewing moon-like surfaces, steaming craters, flocks of sea birds and sulphur-yellow landscapes.

Enjoy a once in a lifetime trip to Whakaari or White Island: New Zealand’s most active volcano via helicopter on this shore excursion.

You will be picked up from the port of Tauranga and transported to Aerius Hanger where you will have a briefing of your day on the volcano. From there enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight to the crater of White Island, located 52 kilometers from the Bay of Plenty coastline, with some truly breathtaking views of both the volcano and North Island coastline. Your helicopter pilot will be your tour guide while you explore the unique lunar landscape of White Island for a one hour fully guided tour. Learn about the unique heritage of the volcano including the attempts to mine the volcano for sulphur during the nineteenth and twentieth century and discover ruined remains that still exist today. There will also be opportunities to get up close to the acidic Crater Lake, as well as bubbling mud pools and sulphur-lipped fumaroles for a unique photo opportunity.

Finally, board your helicopter and fly back to the Aerius Hanger before being dropped off at Tauranga port where you will reunite with your cruise ship.

Please note

  • Flights require a minimum of 2 people, so bookings for 1 persons will be subject to availability.
  • You will be provided with safety gear and briefing at the Aerius Hanger.
  • Be sure to bring comfortable covered footwear, a drink bottle and a camera for amazing photo opportunities.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those using a wheelchair
  • This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 11.
  • In accordance with CAA rules and regulations, we require all passengers to inform us of their accurate weight before any flight. For the purpose of aircraft weight, balance and safety, the maximum weight allowed per seat is 130kgs (286lbs).
  • All flights are subject to weather conditions and weight restrictions and pilots are allowed to alter flights at their discretion. If your flight is cancelled, you will be able to reschedule or be provided with a full refund.




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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 8.30
Duration : 2 hours
Maximum number of people : 8
Venue Facilities : 60-minute return flight via helicopter, a fully guided walking tour on the volcano, and safety gear.
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

Please note:

Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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