Scenic Flights & Tours - Izardair
Although Izard Air specialises in Central North Island and Central Plateau scenic flights, there is an extensive range of New Zealand tours to choose from.
Taster Flight: YOU FLY the Plane!
$120pp (approx. 20 mins) minimum 12yrs
$100pp for extra passengers
Our professional pilot will give you a pre-flight introduction, and once airborne, will show you how to fly the plane. You then have the fun option to take control as much or as little as you like! Includes our 20 minute scenic flight over stunning Great Lake Taupo and Acacia Bay, a bird’s-eye view of the powerful Huka Falls, Aratiatia rapids then returning over Taupo Town. No experience necessary, dual-controls, very safe, surprisingly EASY and lots of FUN!
$200pp (approx. 40 mins)
This could be your once in a lifetime opportunity to fly over an active volcano! Take in the stunning views over Great Lake Taupo (the biggest crater of them all), and Lake Rotoira on route to the majestic Mt. Tongariro. Witness the thermal and volcanic activity from Te Maari Crater as it happens! Aside from any geothermal activity, you will see the colourful craters and lakes, the famous Tongariro Crossing track, and Ketetahi Springs.
* Tongariro geothermal activity is changeable and not guaranteed
Volcanic Extravaganza : The Volcanic Plateau
$310 pp (approx. 50 mins)
Fly over one of the world’s largest crater lakes, Lake Taupo; Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s Dual World Heritage Site; and the mighty craters of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Return to Taupo via the spectacular Western Bays of Lake Taupo.
Home to the stunning Tongariro National Park, a world heritage-listed site. With more than 78,000 hectares of rugged land, volcanic landscapes, rough tussock and almost desert conditions in some spaces, this area, known as the Central Plateau, is awe-inspiring – particularly from the air. Gain an aerial view while learning the history of the area.
The Central Plateau is pinpointed by Australasia's biggest freshwater lake, Lake Taupo – a dormant volcanic caldera that erupted a reported 2000 years ago, forming the rugged landscape seen today.
Thermal Spectacular : Mother Nature's Force
$310 pp (approx. 50 mins)
Take to the sky and truly appreciate the world famous Huka Falls, the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako and the awesome chasm that split Mt. Tarawera in two. You will also see the stunning colours that make up the Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal area.
Taupo Local Look: A Must Do
$100 pp (approx. 20 mins)
See Huka Falls, Wairakei Thermal Park, Forest Plantations and the Great Lake Taupo from above – the view is outstanding from the air.
Flying Visit To Hobbiton
Adult $370.00 (Total tour duration is approximately 3.5 hours)
Choose an experience you will remember forever, with a flying visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic village setting created for the Peter Jackson directed The Lord of the Rings films.
Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight from Lake Taupo - one of the world’s largest crater lakes, soar over thundering Huka Falls and delight in the kaleidoscope of colours of this active geothermal region. As we approach Hobbiton for landing there are spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges back to the lush farmland and rolling green hills surrounding Hobbiton Movie Set, which is located within a working sheep and beef farm. The movie set has been completely rebuilt and will remain as it was seen in the films.
Your Hobbiton tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre farm with beautiful views out to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you on foot through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Many of the structures created for the films can be viewed, and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed. The Hobbiton Movie Set tour duration is approximately 1hr 45min.
Upon completion of your tour you will return to The Shires Rest Café where you can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal, before re-boarding the aircraft for a final birds-eye view over Hobbiton and spectacular return flight back to Taupo.
Thermal Wonders : The Mighty Bay of Plenty
Gain an aerial experience – fly over splashing, steaming mud pools; and bubbling, boiling geothermal waters with a journey over one of the most active landscapes that can ever be seen.
Rotorua, within the scenic Bay of Plenty, offers a theatre for the senses with its unusual geography – predominantly formed with the violent eruption of Mt Tarawera on June 10, 1886. Now dormant, the volcano ripped apart kilometres of the region, destroying what had been considered the eighth wonder of the world, the pink and white silica terraces. These days, the scars of the eruption are coupled with lush, green scenery, interspersed with spouts of steam pouring from the land. Geothermal lakes present a strong palette of colour against the green hues of the rolling hills which come together to show an amazing image from the sky.
Fly over Mt Tarawera, and take in a steaming island in the distant horizon – White Island, one of the world's only active island volcanoes.
Winery Delights : Martinborough, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Otago
New Zealand is renowned for its beautiful array of white wines, from crisp Chardonnay to fruity Sauvignon Blanc. Pick a location and head to one of the country’s finest wine regions, with ease, aboard Izardair.
Hawke’s Bay offers a great selection of rich reds and pristine whites ready to tempt the palette. Fly a little further and discover Martinborough, a boutique wine region with delicious wineries offering a fantastic array of their product.
If a showcase of the best New Zealand wineries have to offer is required, Marlborough is the destination. World-renowned wines come from the Marlborough region, with a speciality in white wines that carry a reputation of impressing even the most experienced connoisseur.
Further down the South Island, wineries in the Central Otago region are definitely worthy of a visit to taste their renowned pinot noirs. Purchase a few bottles, or even a case; make the most of it and enjoy the region’s sumptuous seafood with your favourite drop.
Snow-Covered Peaks : New Zealand's Icy Trio
Rising proudly from the rugged plains of the Tongariro National Park, mountains Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro are a sight that must be seen.
Their natural beauty is astounding, while their history is memorable and interesting. Gifted to the people of New Zealand in 1887 by prominent Maori chief Te Heuheu Tukino IV, the mountains have since been utilised well for adventure activities such as skiing, snowboarding and hiking, as well as creating a wonderful part of the country’s rugged yet beautiful scenery.
Even during the summer months, the mountains look awe-inspiring as they sit above the intricate landscape which surrounds them. A scenic flight over the mountains gives passengers the chance to enjoy the alpine lakes and waterfalls dotted throughout the area, and possibly gaining a glimpse of the crater lake at the top of Ruapehu.
Additionally, you can turn west and in just 20 minutes you will see the natural beauty of Mount Egmont (Taranaki).
Magnificent Tinges of Gold : Central Otago
A region of vivid seasons, rich historical significance and mountainous landscapes – Central Otago offers a selection of activities and moments to share for any visitor.
New Zealand's most inland region, Central Otago was the chosen location for thousands of gold-mining pioneers and adventurers who found a way to travel to the region after hearing of a potential goldmine in the 1800s. More than two million ounces of gold was mined from the land over a period of time, shaping the landscape throughout the region, and also its prosperity.
Central Otago offers a world of difference to the refined traveller, from its fantastic weather conditions, beautiful landscapes, rich history and huge selection of activities, to its luxury accommodation options and friendly people.
NB: Prices are subject to change without notice. Child rates: Half price up to 12yrs. Capacity: Up to 5 pax per plane
COMPLIMENTARY PICK-UPS INCLUDED (from Taupo)
All scenic flights depart from Taupo Airport, Anzac Memorial Drive
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