inc Waimangu Thermal Valley


Mount Tarawera. The volcano responsible for New Zealand's largest historic eruption. Fly inland to New Zealand’s amazing volcanic region. Prior to 1886 known for the Pink and White Terraces. Once one of the seven wonders of the world. Take a breathtaking view of the 25km long Mt Tarawera crater with one of our scenic flights. We’ll show you the wonderful Waimangu Thermal Valley, Rotorua Lakes District, Mt Putauaki and Matahina Hydroelectric Dam. 

Guaranteed to impress! 

45 min experience dep Whakatane.


View New Zealand’s awesome Taupo Volcanic Zone Including Tarawera & White Island. 
Firstly we fly inland to Mt Tarawera including the wonderful Waimangu Thermal Valley. Heading further south, we'll show you the colourful Rainbow Mountain, Wai-O-Tapu 
Geothermal Wonderland and the powerful Huka Falls. 
We then begin our climb to 10,000 feet over Lake Taupo, the result of a super volcanic eruption 26 thousand years ago.  We'll show you Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Tongariro and then the 
incredible Mt Ruapehu, majestic and ready to rumble.
Then it’s back up north passing over spectacular forests and river’s as we head off the coast of Whakatane, out to our incredible active marine volcano, White Island.
The Ultimate Experience of the volcanic zone that bisects the North Island

Allow 2.5-3.5 hours.


Volcanic Scenic Flights...


Taking off from Whakatane, we immediately head out over the ocean to Moutohora, Whale Island. Now a wildlife refuge, this extinct volcano was once used for mining sulphur and also as a location for a shore-based whaling station. See where the Department of Conservation staff live while monitoring the native wildlife and bush. Check out the islands own hot water beach, Sulphur Valley and Sulphur Bay while also getting a closer view of White Island and Whakatane. 15 min experience.


Scenic Flight Tour Terms & Conditions.


Our flights run on demand & depart daily, weather permitting.

Pay on the day! No payment required when making bookings.


2 Adult minimum for prices shown on flights departing Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo.


Children are half price. Under 4 are free. 

Contact us for group discounts.


*Tauranga Departures require 3 Adult Fare minimum plus

include a flight over Mount Maunganui and Township.


Get a great view of the Eastern Bay of Plenty with this quick local flight. We'll fly you over Whakatane, Ohope and Ohiwa with a magnificent

view of White Island & Whale Island in the distance. A perfect way to view Whakatane quickly or on a budget. 15 min experience.





departing TAUPO only  $749 PER ADULT   

departing TAURANGA only  $399 PER ADULT *


departing WHAKATANE only  $215 PER ADULT






departing WHAKATANE only  $695 PER ADULT

departing ROTORUA only  $949 PER ADULT

departing TAUPO only  $999 PER ADULT


Our flights run on demand & depart daily, weather permitting.

Pay on the day! No payment required when making bookings.

Children half price & under 4's free.

Minimum numbers apply. Terms & Conditions are bellow.

WHITE ISLAND SCENIC FLIGHT           inc Whale Island

A scenic flight over White Island is an unforgettable experience. Departing daily, we initially fly over Moutohora, Whale Island, an extinct volcano that is now a wildlife refuge. Then on to White Island. You'll smell volcanic gasses as we fly over the mud & ash soaked crater. Looking down into the volcano offers an incredible view of the sulphur vents, bubbling mud and acid lakes which must be seen from above to be appreciated. We spend the most time above the crater out of any of the scenic flight operators giving you the best value for money! 
Dolphins & large schools of fish are often seen on our flight out to White Island. 

60 min experience dep Whakatane or Tauranga

90 min experience dep Rotorua

departing WHAKATANE only  $249 PER ADULT   

departing ROTORUA only  $459 PER ADULT   

departing TAURANGA only  $279 PER ADULT *

departing WHAKATANE only  $95 PER ADULT


departing WHAKATANE only  $95 PER ADULT


© Copyright White Island Flights. Operated by East Bay Aviation LTD

Experience both our White Island and Mt Tarawera tours together in our most popular Scenic Flight Ever! Nicknamed, the VOLCANIC DOUBLE! Depart from Rotorua, Whakatane or Taupo with this great value combo, you'll save up to $125!

90 min experience.


departing WHAKATANE only  $339 PER ADULT

departing ROTORUA only  $499 PER ADULT

departing TAURANGA only  $795 PER ADULT *


Free Phone

0800 944 834  or  +64 7 308 7760 (international)



Postal Address

224 Aerodrome Road

Whakatane Airport

GPS Co-ordinates

South 37°55'26.4"  East 176°54'58.3"


or international  +64 7 308 7760