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Taupo's Floatplane

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Address: Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
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Wonderful experience

A taste of Taupo's lake from the air the views are spectacular, well worth the money the pilot gave a comentrey on all the important highlights. He had 20 experience on water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A taste of Taupo's lake from the air the views are spectacular, well worth the money the pilot gave a comentrey on all the important highlights. He had 20 experience on water plane's.

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Neil K, Owner at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a good review. So glad you enjoyed your flight with me. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still can't believe we did this (the shorter flight) on a whim! But wow, the views were amazing. One daughter was a bit nervous to start with but the super female pilot did a good job of reassuring her and of flying, of course! And all the staff were involved when my husband's mobile dropped into the lake as he... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed you flight with us. Thank you for the great review. More 

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Wanting a floatplane flight on my visit to Taupo, I contacted Taupo floatplanes about matching me up for a flight to make the required number. Failing a match I was prepared to pay the extra for a flight. The staff went out of their way to get a match which did not eventuate other than an early flight. Staying in... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feed back More 

Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Flying over the volcanos of the Tongariro Park was one of several objectives for this New Zealand tour. We had just flown in to Taupo from Wellington and had only a few hours before leaving for Rotorua. Mountain Air referred me to Taupo's Floatplane for a scenic flight that left from Taupo. George and Neil were most accommodating and stored... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Such great feed back thank you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly we couldn't do the Mount Ruapehu Scenic trip, due to weather conditions but, reassured by Neil, the boss, we bought into the Orakei Korako trip. George, the pilot, was brilliant. He took on board the slight nervousness of my wife and proceeded to give all the information that was required to inform us exactly what he was doing and... More 

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi David, thank you for the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed the trip. Have a Merry Christmas. More 

Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MUST DO! I did the “Fly n Raft’ trip on the weekend with Taupo’s Floatplane. First of all, MANY thanks to Neil, who was very professional, helpful and friendly. Moreover, friend of mine spontaneously decided to join me, and Neil quickly solved this problem and in few minutes has organised a vacancy for her. The flight over Taupo... More 

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Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Hi Ruta, Glad you had a great day. Thank you so much for the Awesome feed back. Neil More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

wow what a fantastic flight with george, great pilot went over and above duty, picked a good day all over Taupo looking at sites, good commentary, smooth take off and landing, he really put us at ease, wish we could have flown longer, didn't want to get off. well worth the money we paid. thanks again lads...

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Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Sorry glad you enjoyed your float plane experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were encouraged to take this trip by Casey from #greatlaketaupo and we are so glad we took his advice. The flight was a once in a lifetime experience and George our pilot was so passionate about the area and was a wealth of local knowledge. It was great to get a Birdseye view of so many of the places... More 

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Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this review

Sorry glad you enjoyed your float plane experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Hope the yest of your week around our Great Lake went well. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing scenic experience with an extraordinary pilot and guide. George's knowledge about the area was outstanding and enriched the experience even more. All I can say is - don't miss it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

20 minute seaplane ride over Lake Taupo and the falls which we enjoyed however we flew past the Maori carving too fast

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