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


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