Day Tour

White Island & Mt Tarawera Helicopter Excursion & Private Maori Experience (6 Hours)

Seasonz - New Zealand

Rotorua, New Zealand

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2019

White Island & Mt Tarawera Helicopter Excursion & Private Maori Experience (6 Hours )

Rotorua, New Zealand

Tour Features


  • Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature



Recommended Ages

5 and Above

Activity Level



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.

About Us

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 Tip

New 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.

Terms & Conditions

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.

*Special conditions apply for Group Bookings (4 rooms or more), Bookings of the Owner's Cottages and Exclusive Use Bookings. **Special Term & Conditionals apply for clients travelling between 15 December 2018 - 04 January 2019. Full terms and conditions can be provided upon request.

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Highly recommended

By: Barrie

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2014

I had an excellent experience planning my trip to New Zealand through Seasonz Travel. My travel specialist was knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Seasonz Travel .
Travel Advisor:  Leyna Huber

Perfect trip

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2015

Could not have been better.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Excellent Trip & Friendly, Professional Service

By: Adana

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2016

From the moment we landed in Auckland, we felt so welcome and well prepared for a wonderful trip. Prior to our arrival, Melissa Bates at Seasonz Travel helped to create an amazing itinerary from our preferences to make the most of our two weeks in New Zealand. Beginning on Day One when she met us at our hotel, we were ready for each day's events and travel transports. She always checked in with us and was way ahead of bad weather to rearrange plans, such as our Milford Sound Helicopter Excursion and Glacier Landing. In addition, Melissa was professional, friendly, and flexible to make adjustments along the way. We got to experience so much of New Zealand's natural beauty both on the North and South Islands. We also came away with a deep appreciation of its rich culture and wonderful people. Thanks to Seasonz Travel and Melissa Bates in particular, my family loves New Zealand and hopes to return again.
Travel Advisor:  Adriana Breidenstein

Best trip EVER

By: Martha M

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2016

The best planning and then hand-holding through our 2 weeks in New Zealand. All the locations were ready for us, the drivers had personalized music, the staff and guides very accomodating. Melissa was always on call and made some on the fly adjustments. A once in a lifetime experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lynne Adams

Great trip to new Zealand

By: mac

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2016

Service was tremendous. Travel changes due to eartquake were handled quicklu and wre flawless. Appreciated frquest check-ins from Sarah
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Soloe

Great service

By: Alex

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2016

Just finished our trip to New Zealand and your team did a great job with logistics. Would highly recommend you all again.
Travel Advisor:  Courtney Regan

Very Helpful

By: Bean

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

The tour guides they picked were very good, as was their assistance when one of our flights got canceled. Latter was done remotely, but I appreciated the fact that they were proactive in calling. I am not sure I will be able to comment later in this review, however the one thing they (I assume) recommended which was seriously not value for money was the Marlborough Lodge in Blenheim. I don't know if they would agree but $3200 for two nights I thought would provide something extremely special. It wasn't. All other hotels and activities were very good.
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi


By: Betbet

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

All bookings went smoothly Air NZ fight was timely/ business class seats folded flat for a bed -- great for long flight!
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer

Seasonz assistance in New Zealand

By: Michelle F

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2018

We had the best experience with Seasonz. Ferris was our advisor on the ground. From the time we arrived, Ferris was checking in to make sure that all was running smoothly. One of our sons that was meeting us from Sydney completely missed his flight (his fault). Ferris whipped into action and got him to us without us feeling the stress that I'm sure was involved with getting him where he needed to be. Anytime we had a question, Ferris was prompt to answer whether is was day or night. She offered to help us and did help us with anything we needed. It was such a relief to know that Ferris was a simple phone call or text away. I would highly recommend Seasonz for their professionalism, knowledge and efficiency. Thank you Seasonz and Ferris for making our trip fabulous!
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Mandala