Volcanic Air Safaris – Floatplane and Helicopter Scenic Air Tours
Some of the more popular flights available are the ‘City Flight’, ‘Crater Lakes flight’, including a city flight plus 5 major crater lakes including the Blue and Green lakes (approx. 15 minutes). The ‘Mt Tarawera Volcano flight’ - Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886, creating an 8km long volcanic rift along its summit, the magnitude of which is only appreciated when viewed from above.
‘White Island Flight’– New Zealand’s most active volcano – located 50km off the Bay of Plenty coast. This geothermal wonderland is well worth a visit during your stay in Rotorua. The volcano is situated off shore and is only accessible with a helicopter, floatplane or boat. It is a once in a lifetime experience and feels a bit like walking on the moon.
The friendly staff at Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park can assist with booking a tour that best suits your requirements.
Mt Tarawera Guided Half Day Volcano Adventure
Depart from Rotorua by 4WD for a memorable half day excursion to the top of one of New Zealand’s youngest volcanoes. Your experienced local guide will give a commentary on Maori legend, history and volcanology. Enjoy spectacular views and experience the excitement of entering the crater via the scree slope. Tour time is approximately 4 hours and a minimum of 2 people required.
Rotorua Taylors Tours
For those travellers who would like to take a break from finding their own way around, we recommend Taylors Tours who can provide various sightseeing packages around Rotorua, Taupo and the Bay of Plenty. The ‘Rotorua-in-a-Day Tour’ includes Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, Waimangu Thermal Valley, Te Puia, Agrodome and Rainbow Springs. Alternative afternoon options can take in the Blue and Green Lakes, Lake Tarawera Lookout and the Buried Village.
White Island Tours with Pee-Jay
Climb aboard Pee-Jay for a 6 hr adventure to White Island – 50km off the shores of Whakatane. White Island is an off shore volcanic island with a vibrant landscape of hissing fumaroles, lava bombs, glittering yellow sulphur crystals, unusual rock formations and hot thermal streams…En-route to the island you have the opportunity to view the Gannet Colony (summer only) and the site of a historic mine. Transport pick up is available from Rotorua to Whakatane.
Trout Fishing – Stillwater Fishing Charters
The many beautiful bush-clad lakes around Rotorua are populated with both Rainbow and Brown Trout and can provide anglers with an exceptional choice and variety for both first-timers and experienced anglers of all ages.
Alister, your quide has been fishing the region since the early 1980’s and as a professional guide since 1996. Join Alister and his well equipped boat “Stillwater” for a memorable day of trout fishing.
Rotorua Duck Tours
Climb on board an authentic 1942 World War II amphibious landing craft and let Rotorua Duck Tours show you Rotorua by land and water! A 90 minute sightseeing tour gives a great introduction to Rotorua before Splashdown into the Blue Lake and Lake Okareka.
Tour departs up to 3 times daily and bookings are essential.