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Taupo's Floatplane

Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 43 Activities in Taupo
Type: Tours
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Well I was very nervous to start but our lady pilot was great. The views over the lake were spectacular. The flight was a little bumpy especially on landing but on the whole the flight is a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Flat calm lake and clear blue skies. The weather could not have been better for our flight over the volcanoes. From take off to landing the experience was fantastic. Spectacular views of the erupting Tongariro - only possible from the air as the walking track is closed - and so close to the summit of Ruapehu that you felt you... More

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