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Taupo's Floatplane

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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 378 7500
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Having walked between two of the volcanos the day before, we took the Taupo Floatplane one-hour flight over all three volcanos. A very special experience, which added to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Ziek1986
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Having walked between two of the volcanos the day before, we took the Taupo Floatplane one-hour flight over all three volcanos. A very special experience, which added to the excitement of being on the mountains the day before. George was an excellent pilot, very informative and made it easy to get some spectacular photos. Landing on the lake made it... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi Ziek, Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed the experience. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This trip is unforgettable, we had a beautiful calm day strolled down to the lake and they fitted us in straight away. Will never forget the experience the views the feeling of being in such a small plane very exciting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a very enjoyable flight over the lake to view the mountains, to see the volcano glacier and Tongariro crossing. Neil provided a commentary about all that we could see. The take off, landing and flight were very smooth. Definitely an activity to add to your visit to Taupo.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My partner and I booked a twenty minute flight from Taupo - the weather was good and we really enjoyed the experience, great views and a really different way to see the area. Good value and friendly staff.....there was a ten minute option but we felt the twenty minute flight was better value for money.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

This had been on my bucket list for a few years and it was good to be able to do it here in New Zealand in great surroundings. It's a small operation but don't let that put you off. The pilot looked to be about 12 but did an excellent job in the laid back way that Kiwis do. Highly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

i went on a 1 hour mountain flight with my 4 year old twins, cousin and aunt while we were here visiting from Australia. Neil was so knowledgeable and had lots of information about the lake, mountains, eruptions, ski fields and landscape and able to answer any questions we had. He was great with the kids and very professional. This... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Someone should tell Neil he works in hospitality. Despite his grumpy, too-cool-for-school demeanour, we loved our 10-minute flight around the town and up to Huka Falls.

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Had a ten minute flight that took us over places we otherwise would not have seen such as the maori carvings on the lake. Charming young lady at the controls made us feel very safe and she had a very good knowledge of the area answering all our questions. Thank you for a great experience guys.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This was an interesting trip to make, quite expensive at $105pp, but given the price of aircraft fuel....Trip lasts 10 minutes air time, maybe a bit more and gives the chance to take great pictures of Huka Falls, the Craters of the Moon etc

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

We have flown on many different types of aircraft so the float plane was a new option. The flight far exceeded our expectations. We had a totally different view of Lake Taupo. Flying over the geothermal area showed us the extensive effort and ingenuity in using the earth's energy. The aerial of Huka Falls is not to be missed. Our... More 

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