Taupo Scenic Flights by Float Plane

Flightseeing at its best! Discover NZ’s most scenic & spectacular vistas.

Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Great Lake Taupo! Scenic flights by float plane are a magical way of gaining a true perspective of one of NZ’s most scenic regions.

Get on board our high-wing Cessna 206 float plane for a Bay of Plenty/Taupo scenic flight you won’t forget: experience your take-off (and landing) from the water, then enjoy unrestricted views, looking down on sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes, geothermal wonders, rolling surf beaches and lush forest.

In the summer our scenic flights operate daily (except Christmas Day) from 8:30am until 5.30pm (twilight flights available for advanced bookings only!), weather-permitting. Our winter flightseeing schedule runs from 9:00am, weather-permitting. Taupo’s Floatplane is one of the top things to do in Taupo. Therefore, booking is recommended, but not essential.

Sightseeing by Scenic Flight

Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of sightseeing tours over NZ’s World Heritage Tongariro National Park (incl. Mount Ruapehu), Volcanic Plateau, Great Lake Taupo, Bay of Plenty, White Island and the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua, with vistas so breathtaking you’ll never forget.


Flightseeing Activity Packages

Package your float plane adventure with other activities! Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of scenic flights packaged with other attractions such as jet boating, fly fishing, visiting geothermal wonders, or lunching on the shores of Lake Tarawera to complete your Taupo experience.


Taupo's Floatplane
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
5.0 of 5 stars
Based on 27 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Popularity Index: #14 of 43 activities in Taupo
Most Recent Traveller Reviews:
  • 15 Feb 2014: �Best View In Town�
  • 31 Jan 2014: �Amazing!�
  • 10 Jan 2014: �Brilliant�
  • 28 Dec 2013: �Amazing experience�
  • 22 Dec 2013: �Trip of a lifetime NOVEMBER 2009�
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Flat calm lake and clear blue skies. The weather could not have been better for our flight over the volcanoes. From take off to landing the experience was fantastic. Spectacular views of the erupting Tongariro - only possible from the air as the walking track is closed - and so close to the summit of Ruapehu that you felt you could reach out and touch it ! If you do anything in Taupo do this. Brilliant !!

Mike B, Wanganui, New Zealand