Heli tour: Waitomo,Tarawera & Rotorua

From Auckland to Auckland
  • Central & Lower North Island
  • Northland, Auckland & Waiheke
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Tour Description

Take a full day exclusive tour by helicopter, This adventure will see you flying high from Auckland over the Waitomo, Tarawera and Rotorua areas.

Meet your helicopter and personal pilot for the day at  North Shore Airport, as we take to the skies the stunning vistas of the region spread out below, your pilot will give you full commentary along the way.

We make a stop at Footwhistle cave in the Waitomo area, to enjoy an exclusive glow worm cave tour.  This is an intimate experience, where the solar powered lights are kept low so you can appreciate the magnificent glow worm displays at their best, only inches away. Around a corner lie the bones of one of New Zealand's lost treasures, the ancient Moa. The stunning cave formations glow in the warm light, and the soothing sound of Footwhistle cave stream flows in the darkness below. 

Fly on to Solitaire Lodge for a luxurious lunch. With stunning views over natural bush and volcanic landscapes, Solitaire is premiere luxury lodge. No lunch is the same, the chef is always busy creating daily changing menus to reflect the season, and local flavours. 

Take a dramatic flight over Mount Tarawera, this sleeping volcano crater is a gaping six kilometre ravine, a clear testament to the ferocity of the 1866 eruption, and is best viewed from air. You will be able to witness more fantastic scenes as we  fly back to Auckland, via the scenic route. In the comfort and  luxury of twin engine helicopter, this will be a magical day.

Our heli flights cater for anything from 2 passengers to small groups, if you would prefer your own bespoke itinerary, please just ask!

Viva's Best Bits...

Exquisite dining at Solitaire lodge, this luxury lodge is set in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Tarawera, the chefs create a daily menu from fresh and local ingredients

Land at Footprints cave for exclusive tour and glow worm sightings

"Hiking Mount Tarawera is great, but hard work, why not experience the dramatic crater and array of colours from the air with a heli flight" Tara, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
North Shore, Auckland

Meet your helicopter and personal pilot for the day at North Shore Airport, as we take to the skies the stunning vistas of the region spread out below, your pilot will give you full commentary along the way.

We make a stop at Footprints cave from an exclusive tour and experience the beauty of glow worms. Then fly to Solitaire Lodge for a luxurious lunch. With stunning views over natural bush and volcanic landscapes, Solitaire is premiere luxury lodge. No lunch is the same, the chef is always busy creating daily changing menus to reflect the season, and local flavours.

Take a dramatic flight over Mount Tarawera, this sleeping volcano crater is a gaping six kilometre ravine, a clear testament to the ferocity of the 1866 eruption, and is best viewed from air. You will be able to witness more fantastic scenes as we fly back to Auckland, via the scenic route. In the comfort and luxury of twin engine helicopter, this will be a magical day.

Departs approx 9am
Returns approx 3pm

What’s Included

Food
  • Included Copy 20 Lunch at Solitaire luxury lodge
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers in a luxury twin engine helicopter
  • Included Copy 20 Experienced pilot and tour commentary
  • Included Copy 20 Landing fees
  • Included Copy 20 Footprints Cave Glow Worm Tour
  • Included Copy 20 Tarawera Volcano fly over
  • Included Copy 20 Scenic flight over Auckland, Rotorua, Tarawera areas
  • Included Copy 7 Transfers to North Shore Airport, Auckland
  • Included Copy 31 From NZD 4384pp for 2 adults, NZD 1897 pp for 5 adults
  • Included Copy 31 Want to do your own thing? We can tailor make a heli tour for you!
Transportation
AS355 twin-engine helicopter

Activities

  • Included Fabulous food and vistas when you dine for lunch at Solitaire Lodge
  • Included Scenic flight over Mount Tarawera
  • Included Full day heli tour, with personal pilot
  • Included Land at Footprints cave for exclusive tour and glow worm sightings
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Duration

1 days

Price from

$1,665 USD

Per person, sharing

4 adults sharing including GST

Daily Departures