If you want a unique flight seeing experience where you will discover New Zealand’s most scenic & spectacular vistas then ‘Taupo Scenic Flights by Float Plane’ is for you. View sparkling lakes, volcanoes & snow capped peaks in the Tongariro National Park, geothermal wonders, lush forest & rolling surf beach or package your float plane adventure with other activities such as rafting, jet boating and fly fishing. A breathtaking adventure that will never be forgotten.
A Peek at the Lake:– The flight begins with a take off from Taupo Bay viewing the crystal clear waters of several bays on the way to view the red scoria quarries of the Mapara Valley We pass over the mighty Waikato River, view ‘Craters of the Moon’ with its bubbling mud pools and steam vents, passing over the Wairakei Power Station & fly a magnificent aerial circuit over Huka Falls before landing back on the water on Taupo’s waterfront.
This is one of our most popular flights and flight time is approximately 20 minutes.
Mount Ruapehu Scenic:- Experience the thrill of taking off from the water at Taupo Bay before heading in the direction of the Tongariro National Park. We fly over Turangi, Lake Rotoaira, the Blue & Emerald Lakes, Tama Lakes and onto the summit of Mount Ruapehu where a circuit of the summit allows you to view into Crater Lake and the ski fields on the slopes of Ruapehu. We continue onto Mt Ngauruhoe where you can peer into the centre of this classic volcano before viewing the Red Crater and the old lava flows including the most recent activity of the Te Mari Crater before landing back on the waterfront.
Flight time is approximately 60 minutes
Orakei Korako:- What better way than to experience one of the best thermal areas left in New Zealand – ‘Orakei Korako’. We take off from the waters at Taupo Bay, tracking past ‘Craters of the Moon’ before landing on the Waikato River where you disembark on the floating jetty for your journey into the Hidden Valley, a world of gushing geysers, hot springs and bubbling mud pools. The return flight passes over the impressive Huka Falls and over the township of Taupo before landing on the waterfront.
Allow 2 hours and 15 minutes which includes passes to the Orakei Korako Thermal Valley.
Fly ‘n’ Raft:- A flightseeing package that combines your air adventure with rafting on the Tongariro River. Start your experience with an exciting 20 minute flight to the Southern end of Lake Taupo, marvelling at the size of the lake, the surrounding scenery and glimpses of the mountains of the Tongariro National Park. This is followed by one of the best rafting adventures in new Zealand as you spend the afternoon rafting on the Tongariro River before being returned by road to your Taupo accommodation.
We offer a number of other Scenic Flights & Flight sightseeing Packages with something to suit all. For a magical way of gaining a true perspective of one of New Zealand’s most scenic regions ‘BOOK NOW’ to avoid disappointment.