The Heli-Hire Rotorua Lakes helicopter flight take you to five lakes around the Rotorua district.

The flight takes approximately 40 minutes, and flies you along the shore line of the four beautiful lakes below.

Blue Lake

Lake Tikitapu or Blue Lake, is the smallest of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera. The blue colour of the lake can be attributed to rhyolite and pumice on the lake bed.

Green Lake

Named for its abundance of kakahi (freshwater mussels), it flows to Lake Tarawera via the Te Wairoa waterfalls. From the air the lake looks emerald green due to its shallow, sandy bottom. This small island in the lake is the resting place of the bones of Hinemoa

Lake tarawera

Lake Tarawera is the second largest lake in the Rotorua caldera with a surface area of 51.0 km. Lake Tarawera is home to various eels and rainbow trout. During the summer the lake is popular for both fishing and water sports, and also camping as there a number of hot water beaches

Lake Okareka

Okareka means “the lake of sweet food”. In early times, Māori grew sweet potatoes or kumara around the outside of the lake

You will get in-flight commentary.


Rotorua Lakes by Helicopter

Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the Rotorua lakes district with Heli-Hire Limited.