Scenic flights North Island, Taupo's Float Plane

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 steam field and Huka Falls.

Float Plane

Flight Time

30 minutes

Departure Point

Taupo Marina


Adult $285.00
Child 3-15 $142.50
Child under 3yrs $0.00
Family $855.00

Prices valid until 31 March 2022

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More information

  • A minimum of two adult fares are required
  • Your flight may be combined with other passengers
  • 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
  • A Vaccine Pass is required for this activity from 3/12/21 onwards. Proof will be required on arrival

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A wonderful, memorable trip - we absolutely loved it! The pilot was great, very chatty and enthusiastic. We took the 4 hour trip to Orakei Korako which turned out to be amazing. Landing and taking off on the river was awesome and felt very special - it was so smooth. If you dont do anything else, do this!

Alan W