Aerius Helicopters based in Tauranga offer a range of scenic helicopter flight options allowing you to experience breathtaking views from above!
From unforgettable White Island tours, scenic flights over the Bay of Plenty region including Rotorua and Coromandel with some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery from Rotorua’s Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to Coromandel’s and Mt. Maunganui with their white beaches and rugged coastal landscapes.
Ever wanted to walk on a volcano? Well, now you can!
Let Aerius Helicopters take you on an unforgettable experience of a lifetime
Surround yourself with stunning views of geothermal activity, vivid colours of yellow sparkling sulphur chimneys hear the glugging of the mud pools as they bubble away, see the steam as it rises from the acidic Crater Lake, unspoiled scenery, fascinating commentary on the geothermal activity and man’s attempt to mine sulphur.
This active volcano is located 52 kilometer’s off the Bay of Plenty coastline. White Island (or Whakaari as it was named by the Maori before Europeans arrived) is New Zealand’s most active volcano. You will feel like you are walking on a different planet. All of which are Mother Nature’s creations this is one not to be missed.
White Island is an active volcano in the middle of the sea. Located 52 kilometres off the Bay of Plenty coastline, White Island is a link in a chain of volcanoes called the Pacific Ring of Fire. Fly over the rugged, unspoilt coastline of this volcanic island, viewing moon-like surfaces, steaming craters, flocks of sea birds and sulphur-yellow landscapes. You will see the remains of the old sulphur works, destroyed by a White Island eruption.
During the flight, keep your eyes peeled for sea life such as schools of fish and dolphins.
This is a flight only and does not include the crater landing and tour. If you wish to land on White Island see our White Island Tour below for crater landings and volcanic tours.
Once in a lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand’s most active volcano
Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island. The unique lunar landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire. This active volcano is located 52 kilometers off the Bay of Plenty coastline. White Island (or Whakaari as it was named by the Maori before Europeans arrived) is New Zealand’s most active volcano and was once home to factory workers who mined the Island for sulphur. Ruined remains of this hard life still exist today.
This continuously active volcano, with sulphur-lipped fumaroles, active volcanic vents, steaming Crater Lake, bubbling mud pools, hot streams and desolate mining ruins combined create a surreal experience. You will feel like you are walking on a different planet.