Best Scenic Flights in Rotorua

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Rotorua team

One of the best ways to see the area, is to take a Scenic Flight in Rotorua. There are plenty of operators waiting to take you up, up and away. Get a bird's eye view of geothermal valleys, silica shelves and bubbling hot pools.

Rotorua Scenic Flights are a must-do activity while you're here. You can choose how long your flight is, and stay firmly over the city, or go out to the coast and over the Bay of Plenty. Themed flights will give you a tour of the region's famous thermal valleys and gorges, so you get a chance to be right above a geyser when it spouts. Other flights will take you further afield, over volcanoes such as Mt Tarawera, and up to White Island. Choose from small planes, or helicopters (the most popular, and quicker), and make sure your camera is fully charged. From alpine scenery, to snowy mountain caps and steaming fumaroles sticking out the side of volcanoes, there's no better way to really see this magical wonderland up close.