Scenic Flights: Bay of Plenty & Taupo Sightseeing

Seaplane is the only way to fly!

At Taupo’s Floatplane your Bay of Plenty/Taupo sightseeing tours come with a bird’s eye view! Marvel at Australasia’s largest lake and the volcanic and coastal regions beyond.

As one of NZ’s leading air activities, Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of flights around the vibrant Taupo and Tongariro National Park areas. We can even drop you and your partner off on a secluded beach for an hour or two of hiking, beach combing or simply just relaxing. Or what about … popping the question to the love of your life? Simply get in touch.

Get the best view of these stunning locations – by air of course!

Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of float plane sightseeing tours over New Zealand’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 – all with vistas so breathtaking they’ll never be forgotten. Want something extra spectacular? Check out our combos & packages.

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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

Testimonial

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