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TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK DUAL WORLD HERITAGE AREA SCENIC FLIGHTS

Experience the breathtaking views of New Zealand’s oldest National Park and World Heritage Site with a scenic flight over the dramatic landscape of the area. See into the live craters of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, and view the spectacular lakes on the mountains, the Emerald Lakes, the Blue Lake and the Tama Lakes.

Our flights operate from 8.00 am, 7 days per week, weather permitting. Flights during summer operate until twilight. Bookings are preferable but not essential for fixed wing flights. Flights leave on demand with a minimum of 2 people, no age limit.


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TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK DUAL WORLD HERITAGE AREA SCENIC FLIGHTS Tongariro National Park is a world heritage site and is the second oldest National Park in the world after Yellowstone in America. The National Park includes three mountains, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Tongariro, which were presented to the people of New Zealand in 1887 by Te Heuheu Tukino IV, Paramount Chief of the Tuwharetoa tribe.

This is an active volcanic area which had its last eruption in September, 2007. Major eruptions lasting many weeks occurred in 1995 and 1996 when Mt Ruapehu sent out plumes of ash, rock, and several lahars. Mt Ruapehu is the highest mountain in the North Island and the main skiing spot in the region. Its crater lake is filled with acidic tepid water which changes temperature on a regular basis.

Mt Ngaruhoe last erupted in 1975 and is a classic cone-shaped volcano. It is the youngest mountain in the Tongariro National Park.

Mt Tongariro is the lowest and most northerly of the three, measuring 1,968m (6,457 ft.). It is also the focus of Maori legends.

THE TALE OF THE WARRIOR MOUNTAIN'S LOVE FOR PIHANGA
To read this Maori legend, click here.

FEATURES OF THE FLIGHTS
  • Views of the volcanic Tongariro National Park & World Heritage Site
  • Scenes from past and present volcanic activity
  • Views of the Ketetahi Hot Springs, Blue Lake, Emerald Lakes, Red Crater, Tama Lakes, Tongariro Crossing one day walk, the central desert, native forests of the Park, the tussock country, sheep farmlands and Lake Taupo, the biggest crater lake of them all
  • Outstanding photographic opportunities
  • Airplane adventure with informed commentary over pristine lakes, thermal and volcanic activity.
LOCATION
Chateau Airport at the intersection of the turn-off to Whakapapa Ski Area and State Highway 47, or Turangi Airport, Grace Road Turangi.

FLIGHTS
Tongariro Crossing:
  • Fly around Mt Tongariro's volcanic craters and view the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ngauruhoe’s perfect cone, alpine lakes and the Chateau Tongariro Resort.
  • From the Chateau Airport: $NZ120pp, 15 min.
Northern Circuit:
  • A spectacular flight over Mt. Tongariro's craters, alpine lakes and classic shaped volcano of Mt Ngauruhoe, called 'Mt Doom' in The Lord of the Rings.
  • From the Chateau Airport: $NZ195pp, 25 min.
The Volcanic Explorer:
  • Our most popular flight climbing to 10,000 feet over all three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park including the active crater lake of Mt Ruapehu and Lord of the Rings sites
  • From the Chateau Airport: $NZ245pp, 35 min
  • From Turangi Airport $NZ295pp, 45 min
  • From Taupo Airport $NZ365 pp, 65 min – includes a flight around the beautiful Huka Falls and Wairakei geothermal area

AIRCRAFT
Two aeroplanes. Capacity 4 -6 seats per aircraft.

CONDITIONS
Flights operate from 8.00 am, 7 days per week, weather permitting. Flights during summer operate until twilight. Bookings are preferable but not essential for fixed wing flightS. Flights leave on demand with a minimum of 2 adult fares. No age limit.

BOOKINGS
PO Box 71028, Whakapapa Village, Mt Ruapehu 3951
Tel: +64 7 892 2812
Fax: +64 7 892 2703
Toll Free (NZ): 0800 922 812
Email: info@mountainair.co.nz.


 

INTER-AIRPORT SCENIC FLIGHTS FOR COACH TOURS AND GROUPS

This is for passengers of coach tours and groups travelling through the North Island who wish to experience a scenic flight without involving everyone in the group, and without holding up the group's travel timetable. Mountain Air's airfields along the State Highways make it easy for the coach to stop and allow passengers to board the aircraft. Arranged by coach driver and/or tour guide.

FEATURES OF THE FLIGHTS
  • Views of the volcanic Tongariro National Park & World Heritage Site
  • Scenes from past and present volcanic activity
  • Views of the Ketetahi Hot Springs, Blue Lake, Emerald Lakes, Red Crater, Tama Lakes, Tongariro Crossing one day walk, the central desert, native forests of the Park, the tussock country, sheep farmlands and Lake Taupo, the biggest crater lake of them all
  • Outstanding photographic opportunities
  • Airplane adventure with informed commentary over pristine lakes, thermal and volcanic activity.
LOCATION
  • Chateau Airport (main base) located 200 m from intersection of SH 47 and SH 48 National Park (Mt Ruapehu).
  • Turangi Airfield, Grace Road Turangi
  • Taupo Airport Terminal , Taupo Airport
  • Flat Hills Airfield, SH 1, Mangaweka
  • Taumarunui Airfield, Taringamotu Road Taumarunui

RATES PER PERSON
  • Raetihi - Turangi $315
  • Chateau - Taupo $335
  • Chateau - Turangi or Raetihi $275
  • Chateau – Taumarunui $315
  • Taupo - Turangi $335
  • Taupo - Raetihi $335
  • Turangi - Flat Hills* $315
  • Chateau - Flat Hills* $295
  • Taupo - Flat Hills* $335

    * Includes minivan transfer to or from Flat Hills Cafe
CAPACITY
Two aeroplanes. Capacity 4 -6 seats per aircraft.

CONDITIONS
Flights operate from 8.00am, 7 days per week, weather permitting. Flights during summer operate until twilight. Bookings are preferable by driver or guide the day before. Phone 0800 922 812 to secure bookings. Flights leave on demand with a minimum of 2 adult fares. No age limit.

BOOKINGS
PO Box 71028,
Whakapapa Village,
Mt Ruapehu 3951
Tel: +64 7 892 2812
Fax: +64 7 892 2703
Toll Free (NZ): 0800 922 812
Email: info@mountainair.co.nz.





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