Enjoy a scenic flight to White Island, with aerial views of the active crater before landing on this lunar like surface. Here you will be able to stand on and walk around the island’s active crater floor, viewing active steam vents 'fumaroles', hot streams, vibrant sulphur formations and the steaming crater. Landing also on the summit of Mt Tarawera and enjoy informed commentary about the mountain’s relatively recent eruptive history, as well as spectacular views of the craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. The return flight is an opportunity to reflect on a lifetime experience whilst viewing even more of the Bay of Plenty’s spectacular scenery. You will next visit Rotorua where you will be welcomed on to one of the spiritual and community hubs of the local Maori people - the Marae (Maori Meeting House). You will be greeted and welcomed on to this spiritual home by the local Whanau ‘Families’ of this region in the traditional way by Whakatau / Powhiri. Once the welcoming ritual has been completed you will be considered “Tangata Whenua” or people of the land - you essentially become one of the family. Here you will spend time in the Ancestral House or “Whare Tupuna” talking with locals and learning about the rich history of this tribe and the area. You will also be given the opportunity to assist in the uplifting of the traditional ‘Hangi’ meal - cooked in a pit under the ground, in flax leaves. This is an authentic and delicious way to engage the traditions of the local tribe. On conclusion of your experience you will be transferred by Helicopter to your accommodation.
White Island & Mt Tarawera Helicopter Excursion & Private Maori Experience (6 Hours )
- Air & Helicopter Tours
- Culture, History & Arts
- Islands & Beaches
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
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Seasonz Travel is a luxury travel company specializing in tailor-made travel holidays in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We cater for the independent traveler and Group & Incentive travel. We also offer specialist services for VIPs such as dignitaries, celebrities and government officials. Seasonz has access to New Zealand’s leading luxury lodges, villas, hotels, B&B’s and private islands. We offer New Zealand’s best experiences and local guides, as well as specialty travel, including food & wine, golf, adventure, honeymoons, expedition & tailored set departures.
Insider TipNew Zealand is a great place to visit in our shoulder season (April-May, Sep-Nov). New Zealand’s premium properties offer discounted rates over this time and it combines well with the South Pacific.
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To secure your itinerary we require an initial non refundable deposit of 25% of the total itinerary cost. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to the date of arrival in New Zealand. Where a booking is made within 90 days of commencement of travel, 100% of the total trip cost is required at the time of booking. Payments can be made either by direct deposit or by credit card. Our preference is for direct deposit.
Cancellations must be advised in writing and the following cancellation terms apply: Received outside 91 days prior to date of travel; client will forfeit 25% deposit. Received 91 to 45 days prior to date of travel: client will forfeit 25% deposit and 100% of accommodation cost. Received within 44 days of travel: client will forfeit 100% of itinerary cost.
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