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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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    Alpine Adventurer

    Enjoy a short scenic flight up to our exclusive mountain landing site with views of the volcanic plateau.

    $250 - $300 Book now
  • Scenic flights

    Central Plateau Passage (Mountain Scenic Flight)

    Our ultimate scenic flight package, experience the best the Central Plateau has to offer.

    $900 - $1,200 Book now
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    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
  • Parasailing

    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.

    $124 - $164 Book now
  • Scenic flights

    Mt Doom Discovery Mountain Scenic Flight

    Kaimanawa Alpine Adventures most popular mountain scenic flight. Fly atop the 3 main volcanic peaks of the Central North Island.

    $650 - $799.78 Book now
  • Scenic flights

    Ruapehu Rush Mountain Scenic Flight

    Enjoy once in a life time views of Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park.

    $400 - $550
  • Scenic flights

    Central NZ Guiding

    At Central NZ Guiding we love adventure, in fact, we are consumed by it. So if you want to go on an adventure of a lifetime, get in touch today. If you can dream it, we can do it.

    $100 - $1,000
  • Scenic flights

    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 included.

    $410 Book now
  • 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
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