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White Island & Whale Island - 1 Hour Scenic Flight

Take to the skies on an exhilarating scenic flight to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano!

Highlights

  • Fly over Moutohora Island - home to a number of New Zealand's rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins & large schools of fish from above
  • Discover White Island's sulfur vents, bubbling mud and acid lakes
  • See the volcano breath, roar and hiss and smell the gasses that are released from the steaming vents

Take to the skies on an exhilarating scenic flight to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano!

Departing from Whakatane Airport, you’ll experience out of this world views from the moment you are airborne as we fly over Moutohora (Whale Island), home to a number of New Zealand's rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles.

Keep an eye out for dolphins & large schools of fish that are often seen on our journey.

Have your camera at the ready as we approach White Island and discover its sulfur vents, bubbling mud and acid lakes.

See the volcano breath, roar and hiss and smell the gasses that are released from the steaming vents.

A natural wonder as magnificent as White Island can only be truly appreciated from the air – Let us take you on an incredible journey and book your flight today!

Adult $249.00
Child $124.50

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • Departures: Whakatane Airport, Bay of Plenty

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please Note: Single bookings (1x person) are waitlisted to confirm spaces.

    Children under 4 years are free of charge

Available Bookings from April 19 to April 25

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  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$219.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$219.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$219.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$219.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$219.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

  • Adult$249.00
  • Child$124.50

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

35 reviews

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kirstye from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2020

Amazing experience!

This was our first ever small flight and Jo was an amazing pilot! Very knowledgeable and super friendly and chatty. It was stunning seeing White and Whale island from an aerial view and flying over the Ohope Bay. Highly recommend! You will be able to watch our experience on our YouTube channel soon! Dan n Kirsty

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Amber Daniels from New Zealand wrote on 19 April 2021

Such an amazing must do experience!

Opens your eyes to a whole new view of our beautiful coastline and Islands. Jo was awesome! Defintely reccommend as a must do!

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Pablo Gonzalez from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2021

Just do it

Fantastic experience flying with George. Honestly, there are no words to explain all the feelings you can have while you are in the air enjoying the activity. Support local!

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Aisleen from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2021

A must do!

Went on the scenic flight tour of whale and white islands today after not great weather yesterday. Absolutely loved our trip, the views are breathtaking and white island particularly is very special. Jo was our pilot and guide and she was amazing, flew perfectly and was informative and friendly. I would happily recommend this trip to anyone.

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Erin Marsh from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2021

Well worth the time and money

This was an unforgettable experience and money well spent. Jo, the pilot, was friendly, laid back and knowledgeable. We got to go up with just my husband and myself in the plane and Jo made sure to give us the experience we wanted, circling the island multiple times and from slightly different angles to make sure we'd seen everything we could. Incredibly enjoyable and I highly recommend doing it.

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