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Let Aerius Helicopters take you on a trip of a life time over the scenic Bay of Plenty. Our flight options range from quick joy flights showcasing the beautiful Tauranga/Mount Maunganui region, or for the more adventurous we can take you for a...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great informative pilot and guide. Beautiful views from helicopter to and from island. Landing and take off were smooth and tour on island a super experience. Helicopter White Island is a must do once in a lifetime experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an awesome experience. Our guide was really nice, would definetly recommend. And the views were amazing in the area.

Thank Ralf D
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Ralf for your review, the views above the Bay of Plenty are truly beautiful glad to have you out with us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience from start to finish We where picked up from town in a very timely manner and dropped off back where we where picked up from The flight was very good and the pilot gave us a talk on the points...More

Thank David P
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AWESOME thanks David :) having transport as an option for people especially those who are traveling give the overall experience extra ease, thank you for coming out with us and enjoy the rest of summer

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this trip as a family - a mixture of locals and from overseas and all of us had a fantastic experience we will never forget. White Island scenery and history was captivating. Aerius pilot and staff are super friendly and professional. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anncameron64
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How cool to be able to share this experience with loved ones and I'm sure your family visiting from overseas will have great stories to take home with them. Was a pleasure to have you fly ith us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super friendly pilot and guide. Flight was smooth and White Island Volcano was spectacular. Wte toured the volcano, along with the sulphur vents and black sand beach with vocanic heat just below the surface. If you like volcanos this is a trip not to miss.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Les M
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I love the way you put this "You Must Take This Tour" all the staff here at Aerius agree we always get a kick out of our guests that get as excited about volcanos as we do hence why we know so much !!! hopefully...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this Helicopter ride, it is awesome! Fascinating scenery and pilot explained clearly each spot we flew over!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank whateverilike
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you whateverilike for your review, helicopter rides are not your usual everyday activity we love to share these experience, follow us on social media for up to date posts on what's on @aeriushelicopters

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Amazing piece of NZ that has been secret for far to long. Like walking into another planet. Its a must do experience with Aerius Helicopters everyone should do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndrewStewartNZ
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, AndrewStewartNZ We agree it is like walking on another planet and how lucky we are at Aerius to take people to this beautiful destination.

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

This was a little treat to celebrate our anniversary and so glad that we did this. It was amazing and I can't recommend this enough. We did the White Island tour including the crater landing and it was just out of this world. There were...More

Thank Kiwi-1976
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome Kiwi-1976, what a detailed and kind review :) I couldn't think of a better way then to spend an anniversary exploring an active volcano! happy you and your partner enjoyed your time with us, we always do our very best for our customers.

Reviewed 2 December 2018

This was an amazing tour. Dave was our pilot and we had a small group of 2. First time in a helicopter and we look forward to taking another helicopter flight at some time. Safety issues for both the helicopter flight and crater walk were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Journey316015
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Journey316015 it's always a pleasure being able to take first timers onboard with Aerius especially when you're going to one of New Zealand's hidden gems :0 with being fortunate enough to encounter marine life on your way over I'm glad your experience at Aerius has...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018

just do it!! Great flight and volcano tour. Dave has very good background knowledge about the volcano. Highly recommended & worth every penny

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MoI179
Aerius-Helicopters, Manager at Aerius Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

JUST DO IT !!! wise words spoken Mol179 the team here at Aerius agrees :) thanks for leaving us a review and was good to have you onboard

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