Mount Tarawera & Waimangu Thermal Valley Floatplane Flight

Experience the thrill of a floatplane take off, before climbing above Mokoia Island, on track to our hidden lakes district and the Volcanic Peaks of Mount Tarawera.

At 3680 feet in elevation, this majestic volcano dominates the surrounding landscape and plays centre piece to the stunning lakes which surrounds it. Above Tarawera, views of cavernous craters reveal the power of what was the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. The 1886 eruption devastated the local area, including the famous Pink and White Terraces - once claimed as the eighth wonder of the world.

Included in your flight is stunning lakes district and aerial views of the Waimangu Thermal Valley and its vibrant Inferno Crater and Frying Pan Lake. Returning to Rotorua, our descent takes us past the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and over the city before landing on Lake Rotorua.

Insider Tips

  • While there is no specific items to bring, you are recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for the condition of the day of your flight. Bring a light jacket, water, sunscreen and your camera!

Additional Information

  • Tour duration, flight times and inclusions may vary due to weather conditions, volcanic activity and passenger loadings
  • There may be additional charges for passengers above 110kg
  • Children under the age of 2 years old are free of charge, provided they sit on their parents' laps


2 Working Days
Approximately 30 Minutes
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present to Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Morning and afternoon flight times available and they vary due to weather conditions, volcanic activity and passenger loadings. The exact flight time will be stated on your confirmation voucher.

Please arrive at the operator's office 15 minutes before your flight.

What You Get


  • Approximately 30-minute scenic seaplane flight around the hidden lakes district and Volcanic Peaks
  • Experienced pilot commentary


  • Hotel transfers and transportation
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present a printed voucher to the operator on the day of your flight.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Rotorua City Lakefront

Lakefront Drive, Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 12 and above
Age 2 to 11 years old

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