Taupo: Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Vista Flight

Activity provider: Taupo's Floatplane

Taupo: Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Vista Flight

Activity provider: Taupo's Floatplane

From US$ 326.65 per person

Gaze into the active crater lake of New Zealand’s highest volcano. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes of the stunning countryside. Soar 10,000 feet above the ground.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Experience a stunning new perspective on some of New Zealand's most prized natural features
  • Admire the emerald green and azure lakes surrounding Mt Tongariro
  • Take off and land from Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake
  • Peer at the imposing Mt Ngauruhoe, immortalized as Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings films
Full description
Set off on a thrilling journey through the natural wonders of New Zealand with a 1-hour seaplane flight. Departing from a jetty in Taupo bay, you’ll take off and head south, beginning your volcanic sightseeing with Mount Pihanga, before soaring over the Blue and Emerald Lakes towards the massive summit of Mount Ruapehu, towering nearly 10,000 feet above sea level.  Circling the summit, you’ll view the Crater Lake, tapering down to the volcano’s broad ski slopes. Turning northward, you’ll fly towards Mount Ngauruhoe, with the opportunity to gaze down into its immense center. Continuing onward, soar over Mount Tongariro, viewing the Red Crater, the Blue Lake, and ancient lava flows, before beginning your descent over Lake Taupo to land along the lakefront.
  • 1-hour flight with a highly-trained pilot
  • Headset to hear your pilot's guided narration
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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February 22, 2023

Very easy to book. Staff all very friendly. Superb trip. Only suggestion would be to make passengers aware of potential wait restrictions. Otherwise book your flight now. Wow

December 30, 2022

December 15, 2022

Product ID: 321408