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Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight

35 minutes ex Chateau Airport

Price from £116 per person

Mountain Air's most popular flight climbing to 10,000 feet over all three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park including the active crater lake of Mt Ruapehu and Lord of the Rings sites.

The breathtaking views during this flight over the whole Tongariro National Park are stunning and unique – both Thermal and Volcanic with live craters, lava flows, glaciers, lakes and more. This flight takes in New Zealand's oldest National Park and includes the two lowest mountains of the Tongariro National Park World Heritage Site: Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe. Mt Tongariro is dormant while Mt Ngauruhoe is the classic young active volcano shape (also Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings). You will see the Tongariro Crossing, many lakes and evidence of past and present thermal and volcanic activity. The flight also includes views of the Ketetahi Hot Springs, Blue Lake, Emerald Lakes, Red Crater, Tama Lakes, flying up to look at the huge steaming hot crater lake of Mt Ruapehu, the glacier and the ski fields and features an educational commentary on geothermal activities and Maori legends.


Months: Year Round
Days: Daily - weather permitting
Duration: 35 Minutes

Starts: 08:00
Ends: 17:00

Departs: Chateau Airport

Does not operate on the following public holidays:
Good Friday
Christmas Day (25 December)