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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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Sadly we couldn't do the Mount Ruapehu Scenic trip, due to weather conditions but, reassured by Neil, the boss, we bought into the Orakei Korako trip. George, the pilot, was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly we couldn't do the Mount Ruapehu Scenic trip, due to weather conditions but, reassured by Neil, the boss, we bought into the Orakei Korako trip. George, the pilot, was brilliant. He took on board the slight nervousness of my wife and proceeded to give all the information that was required to inform us exactly what he was doing and... More 

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Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MUST DO! I did the “Fly n Raft’ trip on the weekend with Taupo’s Floatplane. First of all, MANY thanks to Neil, who was very professional, helpful and friendly. Moreover, friend of mine spontaneously decided to join me, and Neil quickly solved this problem and in few minutes has organised a vacancy for her. The flight over Taupo... More 

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

Hi Ruta, Glad you had a great day. Thank you so much for the Awesome feed back. Neil More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

wow what a fantastic flight with george, great pilot went over and above duty, picked a good day all over Taupo looking at sites, good commentary, smooth take off and landing, he really put us at ease, wish we could have flown longer, didn't want to get off. well worth the money we paid. thanks again lads...

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

Sorry glad you enjoyed your float plane experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We were encouraged to take this trip by Casey from #greatlaketaupo and we are so glad we took his advice. The flight was a once in a lifetime experience and George our pilot was so passionate about the area and was a wealth of local knowledge. It was great to get a Birdseye view of so many of the places... More 

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

Sorry glad you enjoyed your float plane experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Hope the yest of your week around our Great Lake went well. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing scenic experience with an extraordinary pilot and guide. George's knowledge about the area was outstanding and enriched the experience even more. All I can say is - don't miss it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

20 minute seaplane ride over Lake Taupo and the falls which we enjoyed however we flew past the Maori carving too fast

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a great way to see Taupo & surrounding areas. George the pilot was very friendly & helpful. The kids loved the flight. Seeing all of the attractions from the air & then the ground made the holiday more exciting.

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Levin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Came to this attraction to take 6 adults and 2 kids aged 2 and 4 on the plane. the pilot handed us the pamphlet which we had picked up 4 days prior on route to rotorua and we mentioned the kids and he said the 4 year old is half price but the brochure we picked up and the brochure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant tour over the lake. The pilot was really informative and the flight itself brilliant fun. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We loved the idea of this so much that we emailed ahead and asked to do two of the package together back-to-back on the same day. So our total flight time lasted for about an hour, we also had around 2 hours to explore Orakei Korako independently. The sights we saw both up in the air and in the valley,... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review. If you would like to post some photos on our facebook page thta would be great. Neil More 

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