Taupo Scenic Flights by Floatplane

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 seaplane 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 seaplane 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. Check out our scheduled scenic flights, or book one of our packaged combos.

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, which is why we recommend booking – so you don’t miss out!

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A Taste of Taupo
A Taste of Taupo

A Taste of Taupo Scenic Flight This short, but sweet flight gives you the unique experience of a water takeoff and landing in a seaplane, with a bird’s eye view of Taupo’s local geothermal area and Huka Falls. It’s only a very quick flight, so if you want to see more (and who wouldn’t), check […]

  • 10 minutes
  • Adult $109.00
Peek at The Lake
Peek at The Lake

Peek at The Lake Scenic Flight Want a little bit longer? This 20 minute circuit takes you out of Taupo Bay to discover the true size of New Zealand’s largest lake. Flying along the Northern Bays of the crystal clear water towards Kinloch, before heading back to Taupo via the Wairakei steam field and Huka […]

  • 20 minutes
  • Adult $165.00
Western Bay Explorer
Western Bay Explorer

Western Bay Explorer Scenic Flight There is no faster or better way to explore New Zealand’s largest Lake. This trip takes you to the most secluded and picturesque part of Lake Taupo. Be amazed by the crystal clear water and towering volcanic cliffs of the Western Bays before flying back to Taupo via the Wairakei […]

  • 30 minutes
  • Adult $260.00
Orakei Korako
Orakei Korako

Orakei Korako Scenic Flight Why drive when you can fly to this geothermal paradise. Experience a water landing on the Waikato River before stepping off the plane to take a walk around the amazing silica terraces, steaming geysers, boiling mud pools and geothermal cave of Orakei Korako, situated amongst lush New Zealand bush. Rejoin the […]

  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Adult $365.00
Mt Ruapehu Scenic
Mt Ruapehu Scenic

Mount Ruapehu Scenic The North Island’s most spectacular scenic flight Our most popular flight takes you the length of Lake Taupo, climbing up to 10,000 feet to take a look into the active crater lake of New Zealand’s highest volcano – Mount Ruapehu. On the way, view the Tama Lakes, Mount Ngauruhoe, the Emerald Lakes […]

  • 1 hour
  • Adult $425.00
Lakes of Rotorua
Lakes of Rotorua

Lakes of Rotorua Scenic Flight Head north towards the Lakes of Rotorua, overflying the Green and Blue Lakes, Buried Village and Lake Tarawera before climbing to the summit of Mount Tarawera to view the massive fissure formed during the 1886 eruption. On the way home wonder at the sacred waters of Wai-O-Tapu and Orakei Korako […]

  • 1 hour
  • Adult $415.00
White Island
White Island

White Island Scenic Flight Follow the Taupo Volcanic Zone north past the massive fissures of Mount Tarawera to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano located 50 kilometres off the coast of the Bay of PLenty. Take a look from above into the active crater and remains of old sulphur mines. Return to Taupo via the […]

  • 2 hours
  • Adult $870.00
Fly and Dine
Fly and Dine

Fly & Dine – An Exclusive Scenic Flight Experience Come on board our seaplane… it’s the best way to fly As a birthday present, anniversary surprise, or romantic marriage proposal – this package is perfect for those seeking an exclusive flying experience. As the only passengers in the plane, you can snuggle up together and […]

  • 45 minutes
  • Per couple $995.00
Fly ‘n Raft
Fly ‘n Raft

Fly ‘n Raft Scenic Flight & Whitewater Rafting Experience Feeling a bit more adventurous? Jump aboard Taupo’s Floatplane flying the length of Lake Taupo, marveling at the immense size of New Zealand’s largest lake. Landing at the southern end and leaving you in the hands of Tongariro’s most experienced white water rafting operator to guide […]

  • 6 hours
  • Adult $330.00
Taupo Trifecta
Taupo Trifecta

Taupo Trifecta – Experience The Best Of Taupo Scenic Flight Package This 3 hour package includes a flight to Orakei Korako with a walk around the geothermal area, followed b a 30 minute jet boat ride and flight back to Taupo. This is a perfect package if you don’t have much time and want a […]

  • 3 hours
  • Adult $645.00

Testimonial

The best view of Mt Ruapehu ever! We took the hour long trip to see Mount Ruapehu, and it was an excellent trip. Clear skies helped us get a 250km view all the way to Mt Taranaki. Watching skiers like tiny ants on the ski fields was fascinating. Very good pilot - informative, interesting and considerate. Loved every minute. Well worth it as a treat or present.

Josie S