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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
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New view of Taupo

We have flown on many different types of aircraft so the float plane was a new option. The flight far exceeded our expectations. We had a totally different view of Lake Taupo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mrt2015
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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting trip to make, quite expensive at $105pp, but given the price of aircraft fuel....Trip lasts 10 minutes air time, maybe a bit more and gives the chance to take great pictures of Huka Falls, the Craters of the Moon etc

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have flown on many different types of aircraft so the float plane was a new option. The flight far exceeded our expectations. We had a totally different view of Lake Taupo. Flying over the geothermal area showed us the extensive effort and ingenuity in using the earth's energy. The aerial of Huka Falls is not to be missed. Our... More 

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Thank mrt2015
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, great view, great captain & great service!! My parents came to NZ to visit us. Taupo is one of the MUST-COME places, which was the comment I told them before our trip. Now, I would like to add one more -- Taupo's Floatplane is a MUST-TRY thing here in Taupo:-) Thanks Captains, we will try the mountain flight... More 

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Thank TerryWang626
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner shouted me a trip on a floatplane for our anniversary. The female pilot was very helpful although it is a little pricey for what's involved. Was a pleasant experience and would recommend to others.

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Thank kiwi-sightseeing
Taupo, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is a must if your in Taupo, was a beautiful day and we decided to take a look at Taupo from the air. Very friendly and helpful pilot. Scenery was awesome especially the lake.

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Thank Barbara M
Mayo, Ireland
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Wow!!! This was a brilliant experience. Fantastic way to see the lake and surrounding areas. This is not for the faint hearted. If you have a fear of flying or small spaces avoid this but if you don't I would highly recommend this. Make sure you bring your camera!!

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Thank HughCondron
Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

My fiance was very nervous about this, a previous flight on an helicopter had reduced her nervousness, but my fiancee is still afraid of planes and height. Our pilot, Tonya, who did not look old enough to be holding a car license, let alone a pilots license after four years, was brilliant. Throughout the whole experience, including taking off and... More 

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Thank Colin H
Neil K, Front Office Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi Colin, Thank you for your fanastic review. Regards, Tonia More 

Moe, Australia
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We took a 10 minute Taste of Taupo flight just after lunch on a Thursday with a young female pilot. Although it was overcast & a little windy, we still saw everything and got some amazing pics. Taking off and landing in the water is very different! The plane can seat 5 passengers. Cost of this flight was $105NZD per... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Mysh31, Thank you for the review. Great photos. More 

Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We had a great day sightseeing around Lake Taupo, and the highlight was our aerial view of the area provided by our pilot, Neal, from one of his fleet of floatplanes. We were able to see some of the geothermal areas and a lot of the lake, and were impressed by the overwhelming natural beauty of the area. Neal was... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments. Glade yiou enjoyed your experience with me. More 

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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Took a short 20 minute flight with Taupo Floatplane in mid July. A great experience and our female pilot was very welcoming, professional and a dab hand at controlling the plane smoothly. As you would expect the flights are not cheap but still a memorable experience and a brilliant way of seeing the lake and area from an aerial point... More 

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