Taupo, Central Plateau
Floatplane Scenic Flights
Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of Floatplane tours over New Zealand's World Heritage Tongariro National Park (including Mount Ruapehu), Volcanic Plateau, Lake Taupo, the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua and White Island - with vistas so breathtaking they will never be forgotten.
Enjoy spectacular scenic flights in a high wing Cessna 206 Floatplane and enjoy unrestricted views looking down on beautiful Lake Taupo and the snow-capped mountains (volcanoes!) of Tongariro National Park. Floatplane scenic flights are a magical way to experience and gain a true perspective of the stunning Lake Taupo Region, and the sensation of taking off from and landing on the water is a memory you will never forget.
Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy this unique flying experience!
Taking off from the waters of Taupo Bay the scenic flight turns over the boat harbour tracking north past the steaming “Craters of the Moon” to the Hidden Valley of "Orakei Korako". Landing on the Waikato River to tie along side a floating jetty where you disembark for a journey into the hidden valley of Orakei Korako which takes about 1-1 ½ hours. The return flight passes over the massive Huka Falls and over Taupo’s town before landing along the lakefront.
Departs flexible | Duration 2 hours including a 1 hour walk
Mt Ruapehu Vista
Taupo’s Floatplane’s “Mt Ruapehu” scenic flight departs from Taupo Bay tracking south to fly over Turangi, Mt Pihanga, Lake Rotoaira, Blue and Emerald Lakes, the Tama Lakes and to the summit of Mt Ruapehu. A circuit of the summit allows you to view into the Crater Lake and the ski fields on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Starting our journey north again, travel onto Mt Ngauruhoe to view into the centre of this classic volcano, then over Mt Tongariro, viewing the Red Crater, Blue Lake and old lava flows before beginning the descent over Lake Taupo to land in the waters along the lakefront.
Departs flexible | Duration 1 hour
All flights require a minimum of two adult fares and are subject to weather permitting.
Price: $345 to $415
Located on the lakefront in central Taupo, near the marina.
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly. Under 3 free. 3-15 years child rate.
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons Full Refund
SEASON Open year round
CHRISTMAS Closed Christmas Day