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Taupo's Floatplane

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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
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Awesome experience!

While in Taupo, my mother and I decided to see the area from above. Having been in a helicopter before, we chose the floatplane instead and what a great decision. We had a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
kdblanch
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

While in Taupo, my mother and I decided to see the area from above. Having been in a helicopter before, we chose the floatplane instead and what a great decision. We had a wonderful time on the 20 minute flight and although I was worried that I wouldn't see much in the time, we had birds-eye-view of the best Taupo... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give great feed back. Hope the rest of thr holiday went well. More 

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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A friend of mine and I made “A Taste of Taupo” flight and we liked it very much. The pilot was very experienced (20 years of flights) and during the flight he explained us what are the places we are flying over. The tour is only 10-15 minutes but it is long enough to see a lot of things –... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi Jana, Thank you for the great review and awesome photos. More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible experience. Phenomenal scenery over lake Taupo and surroundings. Views of Ruapehue, Mount Doom and Tobgariro were lovely. The highlights of the 20minute flight were the Haka Falls, the Craters of the Moon, the sharp rising cliffs around the edge of the lake and the wonderful emerald colours of the lake below. Dane was an informative and... More 

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A taste of Taupo's lake from the air the views are spectacular, well worth the money the pilot gave a comentrey on all the important highlights. He had 20 experience on water plane's.

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Neil K, Owner at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a good review. So glad you enjoyed your flight with me. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Still can't believe we did this (the shorter flight) on a whim! But wow, the views were amazing. One daughter was a bit nervous to start with but the super female pilot did a good job of reassuring her and of flying, of course! And all the staff were involved when my husband's mobile dropped into the lake as he... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed you flight with us. Thank you for the great review. More 

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Wanting a floatplane flight on my visit to Taupo, I contacted Taupo floatplanes about matching me up for a flight to make the required number. Failing a match I was prepared to pay the extra for a flight. The staff went out of their way to get a match which did not eventuate other than an early flight. Staying in... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feed back More 

Vienna, Virginia
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Flying over the volcanos of the Tongariro Park was one of several objectives for this New Zealand tour. We had just flown in to Taupo from Wellington and had only a few hours before leaving for Rotorua. Mountain Air referred me to Taupo's Floatplane for a scenic flight that left from Taupo. George and Neil were most accommodating and stored... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Such great feed back thank you. More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly we couldn't do the Mount Ruapehu Scenic trip, due to weather conditions but, reassured by Neil, the boss, we bought into the Orakei Korako trip. George, the pilot, was brilliant. He took on board the slight nervousness of my wife and proceeded to give all the information that was required to inform us exactly what he was doing and... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi David, thank you for the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed the trip. Have a Merry Christmas. More 

Lithuania
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MUST DO! I did the “Fly n Raft’ trip on the weekend with Taupo’s Floatplane. First of all, MANY thanks to Neil, who was very professional, helpful and friendly. Moreover, friend of mine spontaneously decided to join me, and Neil quickly solved this problem and in few minutes has organised a vacancy for her. The flight over Taupo... More 

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Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi Ruta, Glad you had a great day. Thank you so much for the Awesome feed back. Neil More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

wow what a fantastic flight with george, great pilot went over and above duty, picked a good day all over Taupo looking at sites, good commentary, smooth take off and landing, he really put us at ease, wish we could have flown longer, didn't want to get off. well worth the money we paid. thanks again lads...

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Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Sorry glad you enjoyed your float plane experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. More 

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