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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 378 7500
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Different Viewpoint

Took the flight up and around the three active peaks Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro for an hour long adventure. We had an amazingly clear day with little wind and a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
GregLisaM
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Took the flight up and around the three active peaks Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro for an hour long adventure. We had an amazingly clear day with little wind and a very knowledgeable pilot who gave a great commentary along the way. You see the terrain form a totally different viewpoint in a light plane. Not for the faint hearted but... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Enjoyed our 20 minute flight around Lake Taupo. Didn't give it a 5 as I felt the pilot was a bit rote. Didn't really give much assistance to getting on or off the plane. Gave just enough info about where you were flying over. Could have been more engaging I think. Otherwise though, 20 minutes perfect as small planes make... More 

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We chose to do the 20 minute flight which included time over the lake and inland over the Wairaki geothermal area and Huka falls. To get out of the car and fly above with views across the lake to Mt Ruapehu and the surrounding area was worthwhile for sure. The pilot offered good commentary as we passed over various attractions.... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lake Taupo is really beautiful and a great way to see it is from the Taupo Floatplane. Various excursions available lasting anything from about 15 minutes. Views of the lake and surrounding countryside are spectacular with pilot offering a commentary along the way. Plane takes 5 people and staff are friendly and professional. We did a 20 minute excursion, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Breathtaking views of such an expansive lake and reasonably priced. We highly recommend this amazing way to see Lake Taupo.

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India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Had never flown in a floatplane before, so jumped at the chance at Taupo. This is a small operation, a tiny cabin next to the lake, manned by the ever smiling young Cameron who is the receptionist, cashier, office manager, aircraft refueller and pilot all-in-one. He took us for a 20 minute spin around Lake Taupo --- which was nice... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My partner decided to surprise me with a trip on the floatplane (we did the 30min flight) and it was incredible. We were lucky to have the plane to ourselves on a clear day and couldn't believe the views. A must do in taupo - it really gives you an idea of the size of the lake!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Fantastic couple of hours. A birds eye view of beautiful Taupo with running commentary followed by a river landing at Orake Korako for a walk around an ancient thermal wonderland. 2 hours of excellence!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

What a great experience! We did the flight to Orakei Korako with the river landing and hike. I loved it! Cameron was charming as well as knowledgable.

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Tarwin Lower, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our original planned flight over Mt Ruapehu etc had to be x'celled as the mountains were covered in cloud, so we took the 1/2hr trip around the lake & geothermal area & was certainly not disappointed. It was both my husbands & granddaughters first time in a float plane. Our pilot was very good & gave a knowledgeable commentary of... More 

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