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What to Expect
Upon arriving at Taupo's Floatplane booking office you will check in.  After which you will be shown a short video on the safety procedures of the aircraft. Apon meeting your pilot he/she will show you where the life jackets for your aircraft are stored

Departing from Taupo Bay, we head south to overfly Turangi, Mount Pihanga, Lake Rotoaira, the Blue and Emerald Lakes and the Tama Lakes to the summit of Mount Ruapehu.   A circuit of the summit allows you to view the Crater Lake and the ski fields on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu.   Continuing our journey, now northward, we travel to Mount Ngauruhoe to view the centre of this classic volcano. We fly over Mount Tongariro to view the Red Crater, the Blue Lake and old lava flows before we begin our descent over Lake Taupo to land along the lakefront. (60 minutes Approx.)

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Departure Point
Taupo's Floatplane Booking Office. This is located within a 5 minute walk from the Taupo i-site and Taupo Town Centre. at the Taupo Boat Harbour on Ferry Road Taupo.
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  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 110kg. will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I took the Mountain Vista trip.... over the Central Plateau mountains... about a hour trip. It was brilliant.... I have been an avid skier of Mt Ruapehu all my life and have hiked the Tongariro Crossing, but to see it from a plane was fantastic... but to see it from a floatplane
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Today we took the Mt Ruapehu Vista trip. While I was apprehensive about flying a little seaplane to 9000 ft, we felt safe the whole time. The piloting was very smooth and it didn't even feel like we were going that high. Neil and his team were a pleasure to deal with; even
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