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Taupo's Floatplane

Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 378 7500
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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41 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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
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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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