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From Tauranga: Skydive over Mount Maunganui

From Tauranga: Skydive over Mount Maunganui

Start your adventure with a flight capturing the breathtaking views of Mount Maunganui and its golden beaches expanding as far as the eye can see. Higher up, you'll be able to see White Island, Mount Ruapehu, the Rotorua Lakes, The Coromandel, and Mount Taranaki. The flight will last 20-25 minutes, so there is plenty of time to take it all in. Once at 12,000 or 15,000 feet in the sky, jump out of the plane on a tandem skydive, falling to the earth at over 200km/hour. After some time to feel the adrenaline as you freefall, enjoy a peaceful parachute ride back to base.

White Island & Whale Island 1-Hour Volcano Scenic Flight

White Island & Whale Island 1-Hour Volcano Scenic Flight

Take to the skies to admire the marine volcano of White Island from above. Your friendly and professional crew will keep you thoroughly entertained throughout your experience. You’ll receive a flight and safety briefing before heading out onto the tarmac to your aircraft. Be sure to bring your camera, as everyone gets a window seat. Enjoy fantastic views as your enthusiastic pilot shares local insights. Fly over the township of Whakatane before heading offshore over Moutohora (Whale) Island, an extinct volcano that is now a wildlife refuge. Continue on to White Island, keeping a lookout for a bird's eye views of dolphins and large schools of fish. During several turns around the island, you’ll have the opportunity to see the volcano from all angles and shoot plenty of stunning photos. You’ll get closer each time and the pilot will dip the wing for uninterrupted views. Your pilot will give you tips for capturing the best photos and alert you when a good opportunity arises. Peer directly into the crater, smell volcanic gasses and admire incredible views of sulfur vents, bubbling mud, and acid lakes. Enjoy the most time above the crater out of any of the local flight operations before the scenic return flight to Whakatane airport.

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4.8
(74 reviews)

it was such a great experience, we loved the in flight commentary, and the guide was very nice. the volcano was a true sight for sore eyes.he was kind enough to give me a small flight lesson. highly recommend would do it any day of the week if I lived there.

Best view of the Whakaari / White Island. The pilot provided a lot of interesting facts & the flight was smooth. Once in a lifetime experience and totally worth it.

It was a beautiful flight over the mega White Island and the bay. The pilot Nikita 😍 was such a great pilot. We were totally thrilled!!! An absolute must🤩

George was a brilliant guide and the scenery and talks and discussion around White Island was just fantastic.

Highly recommend, the guides do 6-12 jumps a day, they have plenty of experience!