Flightseeing Packages

To complement your Taupo experience, Taupo’s Floatplane offers air activities packaged with other attractions such as jet boating, fly fishing, visiting geothermal wonders, and lunching on the shores of Lake Tarawera.

Fly ‘n Raft

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.

Winter departure time 11.20am.

 Allow 6 hours
  Adult: $330.00nzd Child: $165.00nzd
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Taupo Trifecta

  • Floatplane
  • Orakei Korako
  • Jet Boat

Take off from the Taupo bay tracking North over the Boat Harbour and past the Craters of the Moon. Fly over farmland and forests, over hills that were once active volcanoes before descending into the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako.

Landing on the Waikato River we tie up to a floating jetty. After walking around this geothermal paradise for approximately one hour, board the black jet boat of  New Zealand Riverjet. Travel through canyons and scenery otherwise inaccessible and experience the famous jet boat spin. At the end of your jet boat journey you will be met by your floatplane for your scenic return flight.

Winter departure time 11.30am.


  Minimum of 2 adults
 Allow 3 hours, 15 mins
  $525.00 per person
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Fly 'n Fish

Your journey begins on Taupo’s Floatplane where you will fly over the headwaters of the Waikato River and on to the geothermal Craters of the Moon. Soar over the mighty Huka Falls and get a birds eye view of the Wairakei Power Station.

Fly over the Taupo Bay, past Acacia Bay to Rangitira Point where you can sneak peak at one of Taupos’ most exclusive residential areas. View the crystal clear waters of Whakaipo Bay before experiencing an exhilarating water landing in a secluded bay to meet your launch.

Next, enjoy a relaxing 3 hour private fishing charter on a Chris Jolly Outdoors launch. View the picturesque Maori Rock Carvings and perhaps catch a rainbow trout or two. A gourmet lunch and beverage package can be added. Your journey will conclude at the Taupo boat harbour.

 Allow 3 hours
  $700.00 per person
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Cruise the Lake Orakei Korako Safari Combo

Start with a relaxing cruise on beautiful Lake Taupo. View the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay while enjoying a cup of tea and hot scones.  You may even get the option to drop a line in the water and test your fishing skills against the infamous rainbow trout.  If they get the better of you there is always clay bird shooting to try your hand at.  Be careful not to shoot the floatplane arriving to pick you up!

Board your floatplane,  fly north of Lake Taupo into the depths of Orakei Korako, The Hidden Valley.  After landing on the beautiful Waikato River, stroll through the Orakei Korako (approx. 1 hour) before your flight back to Taupo over the Huka Falls and Craters of the Moon.

For groups greater than 9 passengers please enquire
Fishing licenses and clay bird shooting extra

Weight restrictions may apply for passengers onboard the floatplanes.


 Approximately 6 hour duration
  Based on up to 5 passengers $2250.00 for the group, based on groups of 6-9 Passengers $3225.00 for the group
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Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Mt Ruapehu Vista then Cruise the lake with Top Cat

Start your day by boarding Taupo’s Floatplane, Fly south along the length of our beautiful lake, up and over the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park,  Viewing some of New Zealand’s most spectacular vistas.

On the return flight to Taupo land out on the lake to view the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. Here you will transfer to Top Cat and enjoying a fresh hot cup of tea.   Drop a line in the water and test your fishing skills against the infamous rainbow trout.  If they get the better of you there is always clay bird shooting to try your hand at.  Hope you remembered your togs so you can enjoy a refreshing swim.

3 Hours aboard Top Cat
For groups greater than 5 passengers and for extra time on the lake with Top Cat, fishing licenses and clay bird shooting extra – please enquire

  Based on groups of 4 -5 Passengers
 Approximately 4 (plus up to you) hours duration
  $2123.00 for the group
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Napier Day Trip

The day starts by flying over the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. After viewing the summit of Mt Ruapehu we track east to Napier. On the way we will view many rivers of the Kaimanawa Forest Park and  we may even be able to spot wild horses!

Landing on the Pacific Ocean we will hop off the plane and explore Napier. A Vintage Art Deco Tour or one of the tours with the  Hawkes Bay Wine Country Co might be of interest to you, or perhaps you could visit the National Aquarium.  There is so much to do here. If you have a particular activity in mind, we will endeavour to arrange it and include it into day.

The return flight takes us over Te Urawera National Park,  before landing at The Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako.  Here we stroll through the geomeral paradise for 1 – 1.5 hours before boarding the plane for the flight back to Taupo over the world famous Huka Falls.

All other activities are additional and can be quoted and arranged upon request.
All flights and flight paths are dependant on the weather.

Contact us for more information about this day trip.


 Total flight time for the day is approximately 2 hours. 4 hours is allowed for in Napier and 1.5 at Orakei Korako
  Priced from $2725.00 which includes all flights and entrance to Orakei Korako
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Picton for a Day

Take a flight to Picton in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

On the way we fly over the spectacular volcanoes of Tongariro National Park and enjoy the scenery of the lower north island before heading across Cook Straight.  In Picton you can enjoy an Eco tour of the Sounds or treat yourself to a wine tour.

On the return flight we will fly back over the unspoilt  Kaimanawa Ranges and we may be lucky enough to spot mobs of wild horses.

Contact us for more information about this amazing day.

This price only available when booking direct with Taupos Floatplane. Will be subject to a booking fee through a booking agent.

 The total flight time for the day is 3.5 hours but you will need to allow at least 7 hours
  Priced from $4550.00 with tours and refreshments additional
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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Totally Volcanic Day Trip

This full day starts with a flight over the summit of Mt  Ruapehu, the highest and most recently active volcano in New Zealand,  and the smaller volcanoes of Tongariro National Park.  Heading  North East you will get views of Mt Tarawera and some remarkable geothermal areas before reaching the stunning east coast.  50 kilometers off the coast of Whakatane sits White Island, an active volcano .  After passing this, it is time to head off for a bite to eat.  The Landing Cafe, located on the shore of Lake Tarawera, is an ideal spot.

The next stop is The Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako.  The 1 – 1.5 hour stroll around this geothermal paradise is truly superb.  See geysers, mudpools, silica terraces and many more amazing creations of nature before boarding the plane for the final leg of the trip over the world famous Huka Falls and back to Taupo.

Entry to Orakei Korako, lunch & refreshments are an additional cost.
All flights and flight paths are dependent on weather.

Contact us for more information on this great day


 The flight time is approximately 3.5 hours but you will need to allow at least 6 hours for the tour
  Priced from $4550.00 per plane
All Prices are inclusive of GST
Child rates apply for children 3-15 years. Under 3 FOC
Family includes two adults and up to three children
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