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Taupo's Floatplane

Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My wife and I visited Taupo for the first time and didn't arrive until 5pm We had a walk round the harbour and saw the floatplane kiosk and asked the guys for details and whether they could do something immediately They were excellent and when we decided to do the half hour west of the lake trip they also landed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We went on 1 hour trip around bottom of lake and around volcano's, was a fantastic clear day, lots of great photo opportunities, all was good till we started heading back of Taupo, was a bit of a bang from motor, smoke in cabin, oil over screen, then what felt like was a nosedive, because we had such a experienced... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We took the kids on a spur of the moment 20 minute scenic flight as the weather conditions were perfect. Both my husband and I had previously been on small aircraft trips, but a float-plane was a first for everyone and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Our pilot (sorry cannot remember his name), was lovely and provided an informative commentary,... More

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We called in spur of the moment because the weather was perfect, and went on a 20 minute flight around the lake and surrounding area. A float plane is the only type of aircraft I hadn't tried, so the novel experience combined with superb views was worth every $. Brilliant, highly recommended...

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