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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 378 7500
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I Love To Fly

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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