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“Trip over the volcanoes”
Review of Taupo's Floatplane

Taupo's Floatplane
Ranked #16 of 49 Tours in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed April 4, 2018

On a trip around North Island, stayed for a night at Taupo and planned the flight at the last minute. Took the trip from Lake Taupo over the volcanoes (including Mount Doom from 'The Lord of the Rings') and back. Completed the trip with my 9 year old grandson, Anthony. Pilot Bernie was lovely, very engaging, knowledgeable and completed a very smooth landing. It helped that it was a sunny day and visibility was good - Mt Taraniki could be seen. The complete package was excellent and I would highly reccomend this trip and the float plane experience,

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We had booked a scenic flight over ‘Mount Doom’ but sadly the weather meant this wasn’t possible. We opted instead for the Western Bay Explorer and, at the suggestion of our pilot Dalton, included a beach stop with waterfall walk. What an amazing flight, we saw the incredible Lake Taupo and surrounding area from an entirely new perspective. Dalton was absolutely lovely, giving us all sorts of information and historical facts about the area. Our landing just off a tiny beach perched between vertical tracts of vegetation was amazing, like being dropped on a desert island somewhere. A short walk uphill through the lush vegetation took us to a beautiful waterfall which we would never have seen as it’s not accessible by road. It was an unforgettable experience and one we would thoroughly recommend.

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review.

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We were walking around Lake Taupo when we spotted a float plane by the jetty and thought that looks fun. The office said we could go right there and then ( no time to chicken out). An amazing flight over Taupo, huka falls and the thermal power station. Pilot was lovely. Altogether an amazing experience. Thank you.

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Thank you Sally. So glad you you enjoyed your Float plane experience around our beautiful Lake/

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We made a last minute decision to go on a 20 minute float plane flight before leaving Taupo, it was the best decision ever. Our pilot was a really friendly outgoing young lady who made us feel very comfortable and answered any questions we had, from her career as a pilot through to what we were seeing from the plane. Nothing was too much trouble. The day we went up was stunning and the view was picturesque. Yes it is quite costly to go on a flight regardless of where you do it and who you go with but it is so worth the money, you wont get a better experience. I cannot rate this attraction highly enough. My only hope is that next time we do it we can afford to stay in the air for much longer. Thank you Bernie!

Thank Michelle B
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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi Michelle,
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved this experience! It was our first time ever on a floatplane, and the takeoff and landing were impressive. It was great to be able to see beautiful Taupo from a bird's eye view... especially the Huka falls!

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you for the review.. Glad you enjoyed and appreciate how much of Taupo you can see on a short flight.

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