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Address: Te Ngae Road | Rotorua Airport, Southern hangers, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-357 2512

The best way to view the Bay of Plenty’s incredibly varied geothermal...

The best way to view the Bay of Plenty’s incredibly varied geothermal region is by air. We offer a range of unique and unforgettable scenic flights and excursions which feature this areas remarkable volcanic landscape. You can choose from a short flight over the city or our beautiful Crater Lake district or go for the experience of a life time and land on one of our local volcanoes! HELiPRO offers exclusive landings on the awe inspiring Mt. Tarawera volcano (site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory) as well as guided tours to White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano. You can also combine a flight with jet-boating, fishing, rafting, golf, launch cruises, wine tours and lodge transfers. From experiencing the thrill of vertical flight to creating a memory of a lifetime there is something for everyone!

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Mt Tarawera & White Island Experience

What an awesome trip. Fantastic views you can only imagine until you see it in person. White Island kept in its completely natural state which is just beautiful. Our pilot was... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2014
Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

What an awesome trip. Fantastic views you can only imagine until you see it in person. White Island kept in its completely natural state which is just beautiful. Our pilot was very informative and made the trip. I would recommend it to all who want something really different and out of this world. A must.

1 Thank helicopter160
Tirau, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Did the Mount Tarawera/White Island trip, which is about 3.5 hours. Time flew by and absolutely loved the experience of getting to visit and active volcano and then land on a volcano responsible for forming the Rotorua area as it is today - amazing. Edine was a great pilot, happy to share what she knew. Would definitely do again.

1 Thank Kirsty S
West End, North Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Eddie is the perfect pilot..she flies the helicopter like there is no such thing as air currents. Smooth! She made sure all of our questions were answered, took photos of us, and explained everything. Worth every penny. Be sure to dress warm if breezy outside. So exciting to stand next to bubbling, smoking mud pots while volcanic lake roared in... More 

Thank LeighBortins
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

It is worth every cent to enjoy Mt. Tarawera and around from above!! The pilot was very informative, fun, and shes a cool person!! Our flight was very smooth and safely. They also provide drop off service to place you want!! You'll feel so special!! Cheers!

1 Thank LidyaNatalia
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

So the wife and me were keen to do a helicopter ride, and what better place to take a ride than over the thermal wonderland around Rotorua? The landing on Mt Tarawera was an experience in itself. Plenty of choice in the destinations/tours on offer. Definitely a value for money outing in my book!

Thank robvp
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Top of my list of things never to do in my lifetime was flying in a helicopter, so when my wife spotted this trip in the guide book with a flight to the top of a volcano leaving in 20 minutes time, my blood ran cold. I offered to drive her to the place saying I would think about accompanying... More 

1 Thank John S
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had been looking forward to this trip as the highlight to our visit to NZ, it did not disappoint! We kept an eye on the weather and booked about 4 days in advance, and the forecasters were spot on, it was a perfect still sunny morning. When booking in advance it is worth giving the guys at Helipro a... More 

Thank Langers007
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Amazing trip from start to finish. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Taza out pilot was brilliant, very informative and funny and above all, a great smooth flight. The trip to the volcano was amazing, walking through it was breath taking, quite literally, but no panick, they provide masks!!! Highly recommend this company and trip to all, it may be... More 

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Broadmayne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

had a great flight with Edina as our pilot, very informative, fantastic views and very smooth flying. had a great trip. many thanks

Thank Gary B
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Stand on an active volcano, boiling mud pools, fumorals, steam, smell of sulphur knowing you can be out of there within 5 minutes was just fantastic. And Helipro provided the comfort blanket to do it. If you go to Rotorua you have to do this with Helipro. Very professional, informative and relaxing for a first time flyer.

Thank Tinks063

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