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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 378 7500
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Colin H
Banbury, England, United Kingdom

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Taupo, New Zealand
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96 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The experience of taking off from water was very different, Owner Neil & young lady trainee pilot showing her skills. The view from up there are very awesome - Lake Taupo. NZ

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Hong Kong
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100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a magical experience flying over Lake Taupo and around Mt Doom (for those Lord of the Rings fans)! Owner operated business, Neil provides excellent service, makes you feel totally relaxed and has a good knowledge of the area. This was an absolute highlight of our visit to Taupo, seeing it from the air gives you a completely different perspective... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Absolutely magical experience. We were staying at a lakefront property on the south east coast of Lake Taupo, 30 mins drive from Taupo town centre where Taupo's Floatplane was docked, however Neil was incredibly flexible and agreed to pick us up from our accomodation allowing us to surprise my partner's mother for her 70th birthday. Neil had a calm and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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