INFLITE scenic helicopter flights in Lake Taupo offer unforgettable experiences and inspiring aerial views of active volcanic landscapes, geothermal reserves, tranquil wilderness areas, colourful lakes and sparkling rivers.
INFLITE offer a flight or package to suit every budget and timeframe, from a bird’s eye view of renowned local icons, Huka Falls and the Maori Rock Carvings to majestic volcanoes of The World Heritage Tongariro National Park; Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro & Ngauruhoe. Experience exclusive high altitude landings in the Kaimanawa Forest Park or down in the remote wilderness of the Rangitikei River, home to this region’s famous trophy size Rainbow Trout.
Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight whilst taking in the breath-taking views of the northern end of Lake Taupo, the lake foreshore and township. Fly over one of Taupo’s little known treasures, the boat harbour and start of the mighty Waikato River. Last but not least, the iconic Huka Falls!
• Get the ultimate perspective of the mighty Huka Falls
• Fly over the township and foreshore of Lake Taupo
• Fly over the boat harbour and the start of the Waikato River
• 9 minutes flight
Enjoy breath-taking views of Taupo and its two most inspirational scenic icons, the Huka Falls and Maori Rock Carvings. An aerial view is the only way to truly appreciate the majesty of these features one carved in time by nature the other by man in culture.
Flight also includes aerial views of Acacia Bay, Taupo Boat Harbour, Craters of the Moon and the Wairakei Geothermal Area
Combine the thrill of flying over Mt Tauhara with commanding views that abound from this imposing vantage point. Look south over New Zealand’s largest lake, Great Lake Taupo to the majestic volcanoes of our World Heritage Tongariro National Park and the remote alpine Kaimanawa Ranges. To the North, views extend as far as Mt Tarawera. Travel on over the powerful Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal fields. Get up close to the famous Maori Rock Carvings, a great photo opportunity, before returning over the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo.
• Views from World Heritage National Park to Mt Tarawera
• Huka Falls
• Maori rock carvings
• 30 minute flight
Fly to the summit craters of Mt Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Enjoy spectacular views of the Tongariro Crossing, Emerald Lakes and thermal activity of the newly formed Te Maari Hot Springs. Travel east to land at high altitude in the Kaimanawa Forest Park for panoramic views back to the Tongariro World Heritage National Park and Great Lake Taupo. Return via the beautiful White Cliffs on the eastern side of Lake Taupo. Kaimanawa landing site.
Exclusive to INFLITE.
From $695.00 per person (based on a minimum of two passengers travelling together)
Fly north along the volcanic fault line and Waikato River. Enjoy aerial views of the colourful thermal reserves, Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu, before climbing higher above the summit of the sacred Mt Tarawera. Imposing views open up before you revealing the massive rift formed by the 1886 explosive eruption. Return to Taupo via the Hidden Valley, Wairakei geothermal bore fields and the world renowned Huka Falls.
• Follow the fault line north to Mt Tarawera
• Thermal reserves; Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu
• View the results of the 1886 explosive eruption
• See the Hidden Valley from above
• Fly over the mighty Huka Falls
• 45 min flight
This tour combines some of the North Island’s most majestic alpine scenery with a remote landing in the Kaimanawa Range wilderness area. This truly amazing experience includes up close and stunning views of our World Heritage volcanoes; Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Bring a camera to photograph Ruapehu’s steaming Crater Lake, historic lava flows, inspiring glacial valleys and dramatic volcanic formations, some of which are only visible from the air.
Continuing on, experience a remote wilderness landing to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the crystal clear Rangitikei River; home to trophy sized Rainbow Trout. Flights to and from this area, reveal breath-taking views of Lake Taupo and its surrounding environment.
• Remote, and exclusive, river bed landing
• Fly up over and around the Volcanoes of World Heritage National Park; Ngaruahoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu
• See Ruapehu’s steaming crater lake
• Time away approx 1 Hour 30 mins including landing. Our pilots favourite flight!
From $790.00 per person (based on a minimum of two passengers travelling together)
Elevate your senses as you take to the skies on an exhilarating flight over the lake foreshore along to the boat harbour, then following the mighty Waikato River to New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls.
Experience the thrill of close-up views of the Wairakei Geothermal region and hot pools.
Take in views of New Zealand’s largest lake created by the world’s most extreme eruption in the past 5,000 yearsand on a clear day further south to the volcanoes of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
Then get ready for the entrance of a lifetime as your flight lands at the Hilton Lake Taupo, before sitting down to savour a carefully crafted lunch accompanied by five-star service at their renowned Bistro Lago.
• Beautiful views right from take-off
• Scenic Flight over Lake Taupo, Waikato River and the Huka Falls
• Landing at The Hilton for a five-star lunch.
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