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Scenic flights in Taupo

Taupo takes on a new perspective from above. From the birds-eye view of a plane or helicopter, you can see the whole heart-shaped lake in deep blue or green.

The countryside is laid out in a patchwork of rolling pastureland, ancient forests and native bush, wound through with rivers and streams.

Take off in a helicopter, charter plane or even a seaplane on the lake, and do a grand circuit over Huka Falls, the immense crater-topped volcanoes in the dual World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park or the rainbow geothermal landscape of the hidden valley of Orakei Korako.

For an unforgettable view, take off from the lake on a parasail during the spring and summer and fly through the sky at 500-1000ft, getting a 360˚ coast-to-coast view.

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  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Guided Back Country Heli-Fly Fishing

    Helisika Helicopters are the Central North Island Industry leaders in wilderness fly fishing experiences. Based in the foothills of the Kaimanawa Ranges since 1987 we have the expertise and rivers to tailor an experience to suit your needs.

    $700 - $2,500
  • Scenic flights

    Heli Hiking

    Helisika Helicopters are based in the foothill of the Kaimanawa Ranges offering itself to many scenic walks only accessible by helicopter, from open exposed mountain tops to dense bush valleys, there is a different hike for all abilities.

    $600 - $2,000
  • Scenic flights

    INFLITE Experiences Taupo - Overview

    INFLITE Experiences Taupo offers unforgettable helicopter tours, showing the best of Taupo's powerful volcanoes, thermal reserves, tranquil wilderness areas, colourful local lakes, sparkling rivers and coastlines.

    $99 - $790
  • Scenic flights

    Inflite Experiences Taupo - Food & Wine

    Treat yourself and a special someone to a breathtaking flight over iconic Taupo sights, Choose from a range of Food & Wine experiences with INFLITE Experiences Taupo including the Ultimate Taupo Hilton Fly & Dine.

    $231
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    Fly n Raft combo - Taupo's Float Plane & Whitewater Rafting

    Enjoy an exciting yet scenic 20 minute flight to the Southern end of Lake Taupo. Land and be picked up for a Whitewater Rafting adventure with Tongariro River Rafting. Return transport to your Taupo accommodation & afternoon meal Included.

    $329 Book now
  • Walking & hiking

    Tongariro Lodge - Activities

    Tongariro Lodge makes the perfect base to enjoy the World Heritage Tongariro National Park and are experts at arranging Heli-Hiking,Guided Walks and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing .

    $200 - $1,500
  • Scenic flights

    Mountain Air Volcanic Flights - Taupo Base

    New Zealand's unique volcanic landscape from the air. Experience the breathtaking views of New Zealand's oldest National Park and Dual World Heritage Site with a scenic flight over the dramatic volcanic landscape of the central plateau.

    $380 - $420
  • Boat cruises

    Big Sky Parasail

    Come fly 1000 ft. above Lake Taupo and see New Zealand's most beautiful lake from a bird's eye view. Feel secure that you are with the most experienced parasail crew and the finest vessels in the industry. Fun for the whole family.

    $89 - $119 Book now
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