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Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure

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Address: 216 Aerodrome Road | Whakatane Airport, Whakatane 3191, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 804 354
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Your White Island Volcano Adventure with Frontier Helicopters takes you to...

Your White Island Volcano Adventure with Frontier Helicopters takes you to the edge of and into a continuously active volcano, a living breathing geological giant where you will experience first hand the power of nature in its untouched form. Your view from high above spans the entire island. Towering steam columns, bold landforms and intricate textures make for an amazing spectacle. Drifting down and passing slowly along the crater rim you can sense the energy of each billowing crater and steaming vent. Close up, rich colours accentuate this rare environment of extreme beauty and raw energy. Landing provides the opportunity to take a one hour guided walk amongst the scene from the dawn of time.

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Second Visit and again an Amazing Experience!

Thank you to Mark our pilot and to the team at Frontier for an amazing time! We flew with Frontier to White Island in 1999 with our teenage sons. It was such an awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to Mark our pilot and to the team at Frontier for an amazing time! We flew with Frontier to White Island in 1999 with our teenage sons. It was such an awesome experience, it was the first thing my husband and I booked for this trip and it didn't disappoint :) Such an interesting environment, great flight and... More 

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FrontierNZ, Front Office Manager at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! We are glad you had an amazing tour, for the 2nd time! The Frontier Team :) More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous experience! Sorry we didn't get her name--the young lady who signed us in was new to the job--but you would never know it! Luke, our pilot and guide was great--lots of info and lots of fun! Highly recommend it!

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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly team of people at Frontier Helicopters, made the whole experience of flying to and visiting the island a unique, exciting, educational experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I realized I forgot to do all of the reviews I meant to do when I went to New Zealand a few years ago. This was the highlight of my trip! Amazing pilot. Flew into an active volcano and hiked around. This was an unplanned adventure and one of the very best adventures of my life! Such a great privilege... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect Trip just amazing. Good Helicopters. Super Pilot and Guide. Very good Tour on the Island. We had a "privat" Tour just we tow and the Pilote. :-)

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FrontierNZ, Front Office Manager at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your 'White Island Volcano Adventure'. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in NZ. The Frontier Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Words almost fail me. As I was travelling alone and there is a 2 person minimum I was lucky to find a company who took my details then got back to me adding me to another group on the day and time I wanted. The trip itself will live in my memory as one of the best days of my... More 

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FrontierNZ, Front Office Manager at Frontier Helicopters - White Island Volcano Adventure, responded to this review

Hi Kym, Thank you so very much for the lovely response! We love to receive feedback like this and hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ trip. Cheers, Frontier Team More 

Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is an unbelievable experience. Mark our pilot was also a fantastic pilot. Where else in the world can you land in a helicopter, INSIDE AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. Words and photos cannot describe this experience but this has to be seen first hand. The noise is so unexpected. The boat trip is an alternative but this is so much better.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We took this flight as part of honouring a recently departed relative. We had to reschedule due to weather once and Ashleigh contacted us promptly to do so, which was appreciated. Originally we were going to travel from Tauranga but due to the reschedule we travelled from Rotorua which was an easy drive. The flight itself was smooth and informative,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What is there to say? An active volcano. A helicopter ride. Walking to the edge of the crater. Being the only 3 people on the island. Superb service. Weather had stopped us getting to White Island by boat previously so we decided to go by helicopter. Frontier provides a superb way to get to the island. From the very first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wow! I was glad I had saved this as the last geothermal attraction because it topped anything else. A massive crater, acid lake and sulphur everywhere with a "lunar' landscape that rises up from the ocean depths along with the stunning views from the helicopter just wow!

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