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 Taste of Taupo” scenic flight with Taupo’s Floatplane involves a watery take-off from Taupo Bay, turning over beautiful Acacia Bay, the headwaters of the Waikato River then across to the bubbling mud pools and steam vents of “Craters of the Moon” thermal area. The flight path will then pass over the bore fields of the Wairakei Power station, following the maze of pipe work to the power station itself followed by an aerial circuit of the magnificent Huka Falls, then over the town, and coming in to land along Taupo’s lakefront.
The “A Peek at the Lake” scenic flight takes off from the waters of Taupo Bay, past Acacia Bay to Rangatira Point viewing the crystal clear waters of Whakaupo and Mine Bay. Climbing up through the Mapara Valley to view red scoria quarries before passing over the headwaters of the mighty Waikato River. See the bubbling mud and steaming vents of the mysterious“Craters of the Moon” thermal area and onto the bore fields of the Wairakei Power station, following the maze of pipe work to the power station. The finale – an aerial circuit of the magnificent Huka Falls, over Taupo’s town, and coming in to land along Taupo’s lakefront.
This is one of our most popular flights and flight time is approximately 20 minutes.
There is no faster or better way to explore New Zealand’s largest Lake. This trip takes you to the most secluded and picturesque part of Lake Taupo, otherwise inaccessible by car. Be amazed by the crystal clear water and towering volcanic cliffs of the western Bays. Before flying back to Taupo via the Wairakei steam field and Huka Falls.
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.
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.
Price: Adults $870 per person – Child $415.00 (aged 3 to 15)
Departs: lake Taupo waterfront
Trip Duration: 2 Hours approx allow 3.5 hours if including the stop off at Orakei Korako. An additional $105.00 pp
Follow the Taupo Volcanic Zone north past the massive fissures of Mount Tarawera to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano located 50 kilometers off the east coast. Take a look from above into the active crater and remains of old sulphur mines. Return to Taupo via the Lakes of Rotorua, Rotorua city and Orakei Korako geothermal area. We offer you the option of a landing to take a walk around Orakei Korako before returning to Taupo. Walk at Orakei Korako option $105 per person.
Enjoy an exciting and scenic 20 minute flight in Taupo’s Floatplane to the southern end of Lake Taupo, taking in the awe inspiring scenery of the great lake (yes, it really is that big) and the central plateau, catching glimpses of the mighty mountains of Tongariro National Park. Spend the afternoon whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River—one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand.
Return road transport to your Taupo accommodation & afternoon meal included.
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.
Phone: +64 7 378 7500
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