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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Levin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Samfarmer84
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank evelynode
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 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Ziek1986
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank Lyndyg53
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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.

1 Thank Robert H
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Phil S
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
1 review
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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 

1 Thank capnerfamily
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.

Thank 545stu

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