Operating both helicopters and floatplanes, our versatile aircraft allow us to visit remote destinations and access some of Aotearoa’s most unique and spellbinding natural icons. Volcanic Air offers scenic flights within the Te Arawa rohe (region).

Flights over Whakaari - White Island, Mount Tarawera, the myriad Te Arawa Lakes, Geothermal fields, vast native and manmade forest stands and the Tongariro World Heritage Park – include detailed histories and narratives.

Recent ownership changes combine the longstanding aviation and tourism experience of Chief Pilot, Tim Barrow with TAML (Te Arawa Management Limited) and local business identity Ian Jolly - a family name familiar to many in the Tourism Industry.

TAML, the commercial division of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust, sustainably manages Te Arawa’s intergenerational relationship with our 14 freshwater lakes and their taonga (treasures) including native fish species. The Volcanic Air partnership strengthens their regenerative commitment.

Volcanic Air is the longest established scenic flight brand operating within our rohe (the iwi region). Our newest evolution and its predecessors have carried more than 10,000 manuhiri (visitors) per year since 1992.

Iwi Partner: www.tearawa.io


Volcanic Air

Tim Barrow
+64 27 494 2092