Helicopter options include landing on two of New Zealand’s most iconic Volcanoes, White Island and Mount Tarawera.
White Island is New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano and walking around the active crater floor on an almost lunar like landscape is a once in a lifetime experience.
Mount Tarawera is the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory and standing on the summit commands stunning views of the volcanoes massive craters and the surrounding lakes district and national parks.
Floatplane tours offer the romance of taking off and landing from various lake sites and flying over the regions unique volcanic landscape. Their Mount Tarawera Waimangu flyover is fairly popular, but a landing in the hidden valley of Orakei Korako gives more excitement.