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Taupo Floatplane - Peek of the Lake

Take to the skies and experience an exhilarating scenic flight over great Lake Taupo!


  • Fly past Acacia Bay to Rangatira Point over Whakaipo and Mine Bay
  • See the beautiful Mapara Valley and its red scoria quarries
  • Pass over the mighty Waikato River and Huka Falls
  • Fly over the bubbling mud and steaming vents of the “Craters of the Moon” thermal area
  • Follow the maze of pipework at the Wairakei Power station

Departing from the water at Taupo Bay, this unique flight in a Cessna floatplane gives you a bird’s eye view of one of New Zealand’s most scenic regions.

Discover first hand the immensity of New Zealand's largest lake as we fly along the Northern Bays toward Kinloch, allowing you to soak up the gorgeous crystal clear water from above.

On heading back we pass over the Wairakei steam field, take a circuit of the incredible Huka Falls and fly over Taupo’s town centre before landing on Taupo’s lakefront.

A truly magical flying experience that’s not to be missed!

Adult $165.00
Child $82.50 (3 - 15 years )
Infant $0.00 (Under 3 years )
Family $495.00 (2 Adults and Up to 3 Children )


  • 20 Minutes Flying Time


  • Flights depart from Ferry Road, Taupo Boat Harbour (Next to Taupo Yacht club)


  • A minimum of 2 passengers are required - Single bookings are waitlisted to confirm..

  • Child 3-15 yrs. Child under 3yrs free. Family includes two adults and up to three children..

Available Bookings from June 24 to June 30

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  • Adult$132.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child $82.50
  • Infant $0.00
  • Family $495.00

  • Adult$132.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child $82.50
  • Infant $0.00
  • Family $495.00

  • Adult$123.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child $82.50
  • Infant $0.00
  • Family $495.00

  • Adult$132.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child $82.50
  • Infant $0.00
  • Family $495.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Anton Smith from New Zealand wrote on 09 April 2021

Taupo from above

Took a flight with my grandson, wonderful experience for the both of us. Recommended if you visit Taupo, friendly and informative pilot as you fly over the many surrounding sights with beautiful scenery.

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From Taupo Floatplane - Peek of the Lake

Enjoyed flying you and your Grandson Carter around our great region. Thank you for the review.

Cheryl Farthing from New Zealand wrote on 18 May 2016

Float plsne

We loved our half hour trip the pilot was very helpful and it was the highlight of our trip to Taupo

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Michelle from Australia wrote on 13 May 2016

Awesome views of Taupo

I had the opportunity to share this experience with my elderly parents and young niece - it was an awesome way to get an overview of Taupo, Taupo Lake, Huka Falls etc - with the Pilot sharing his local knowledge and all of us gaining a greater insight about Taupo itself!

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Juanita from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2016

Great experience

Something else to tick off the bucket list! Taking off and landing on water is pretty special. Friendly pilot, good service and easy to deal with, so I would highly recommended this activity!

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Danielle Gabolinscy from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2016

Float Plane-Must Do

Cant believe it took me 17 years to get around to going on the float plane?!? A very good trip to do, especially if you have your out of town relatives visiting. Highly recommend!

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