For a truly unique adventure, there’s no destination quite like Whakaari, White Island. Located 48 kilometres off the shores of Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, this active volcano is no longer accessible to tourists after its 2021 eruption. However, a volcanic flight offers an alternative way to see this monolithic marvel from a safe distance.

White Island Tour incl Whale Island

Our daily departures begin by flying across farmland and white sand beaches to Moutohora, Whale Island. An extinct volcano that is now a wildlife refuge, we often spot dolphins and large schools of fish from our great vantage point in the sky. 

Once over White Island, you’ll be awed by the alien landscape and power of this rumbling giant. You’ll smell volcanic gasses as we fly over the mud and ash-soaked crater. Looking down into the volcano offers an incredible view of the sulphur vents, bubbling mud and acid lakes, which must be seen from above to be appreciated. 

Our tours include full commentary, exceptional service and safety, and more time above the crater than any other flight operator, ensuring you get the best value for money.

Departing Whakatane daily, 60 min experience.

Adult: $249.00pp      |       Child (5-15): $125.00pp       |       Under 5: Free

White Island + Mt Tarawera 

Experience both our White Island and Mt Tarawera tours together in our most popular scenic flight package. Book the VOLCANIC DOUBLE to fly over two of the Bay of Plenty’s best-known volcanoes – one active and one dormant. A great value combo, you’ll save up to $125!

Departing Whakatane daily, 90 min experience.

Adult: $339.00pp       |       Child (5-15): $170.00pp       |       Under 5: Free


Gift a Flight

Looking for a special way to celebrate someone special? Why not gift an experience!

A birthday, an anniversary, or simply a token of appreciation, our flights are a gift they’ll never forget. 

Private Charter Flights

At White Island Flights, our Private Charter service gives you the freedom and flexibility to tailor a flight path to suit you. Whether you have a specific itinerary in mind or want a private journey for your group, we've got you covered. 

Call us now to book your private charter.