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Indulge yourself in the rich culture, adventure and luxury offered by Taupo. Great Lake Taupo is located in the heart of the North Island. Taupo isn't called New Zealand's ultimate playground for no reason - this lakeside city packs a punch.
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Taupo Experiences

WHERE OUR TAUPO HELICOPTER TOURS CAN TAKE YOU

What could be better than escaping the everyday with an INFLITE Experience?

Treat yourself and a special someone to a breathtaking flight over iconic Taupo sights, get the adrenalin pumping with our Totally Taupo Combo or take the ultimate flight over the Tongariro Crossing with an exclusive Alpine landing in the Kaimanawa Forest Park.

Indulge yourself in the rich culture, adventure and luxury offered by Taupo. Great Lake Taupo is located in the heart of the North Island. Taupo isn't called New Zealand's ultimate playground for no reason - this lakeside city packs a punch.

INFLITE Experiences can transport you in comfort and style to everything that Taupo and the Central North Island has to offer. For those with an adventurous side, get up close and personal with the contemporary Maori Rock Carvings. Experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Taupo and its famous lake. Land among ancient trees in the Kaimanawa Forest Park. Visit Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings, or as we kiwis like to call it, Mount Ngauruhoe.

If you want a chic movie star experience, fly over Taupo's best spots followed by a five-star lunch. Or indulge yourself in a scenic 1.5 hour lake cruise followed by a thrilling flight. Taupo has a lot to offer from pure indulgence to heart-racing adventure. Simply pick your journey and let us handle the rest.

Scenic Tours

Huka Falls, Rock Carvings and Beyond - $195

Enjoy breath-taking views of Taupo and its two most inspirational scenic icons, the Huka Falls and Maori Rock Carvings with a 15min scenic tour.
15 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $195
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Huka Falls, Rock Carvings and Beyond - $195
INFLITE Central Reservations
Huka Falls, Rock Carvings and Beyond - $195
INFLITE Central Reservations
Huka Falls, Rock Carvings and Beyond - $195
INFLITE Central Reservations

Huka Falls, Rock Carvings and Beyond - $195

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Northern end of Lake Taupo
• Famous Maori Rock Carvings
• Mighty Huka Falls
• Craters of the Moon and Wairakei Geothermal
• 15 minute flight

DESCRIPTION:

Enjoy breath-taking views of Taupo and its two most inspirational scenic icons, the Huka Falls and Maori Rock Carvings. An aerial view is the only way to truly appreciate the majesty of these features one carved in time by nature the other by man in culture.

Flight also includes aerial views of Acacia Bay, Taupo Boat Harbour, Craters of the Moon and the Wairakei Geothermal Area.

From $195.00 per person (based on a minimum of two passengers travelling together)

​Flight duration is approximately 15 minutes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum two passengers travelling together
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply
15 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $195

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The Best of Taupo - $395

Combine the thrill of flying over Mt Tauhara with commanding views that abound from this imposing vantage point. Look south over New Zealand’s largest lake to the majestic volcanoes of World Heritage National Park
30 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $395
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The Best of Taupo - $395
INFLITE Central Reservations
The Best of Taupo - $395
INFLITE Central Reservations
The Best of Taupo - $395
INFLITE Central Reservations

The Best of Taupo - $395

Highlights:


 • Wairakei Geothermal Park
• Craters of the Moon
• Huka Falls
• Maori rock carvings
• 30 minute flight

Description:

Combine the thrill of flying over Mt Tauhara with commanding views that abound from this imposing vantage point. On a clear day look south over New Zealand’s largest lake, Great Lake Taupo to the majestic volcanoes of our World Heritage Tongariro National Park and the remote alpine Kaimanawa Ranges. To the North, views extend as far as Mt Tarawera. Travel on over the powerful Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal fields. Get up close to the famous Maori Rock Carvings, a great photo opportunity, before returning over the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo.

From $395.00 per person (based on a minimum of two passengers travelling together)

​Flight duration is approximately 30 minutes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum two passengers travelling.
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply
30 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $395

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Tongariro Volcanic Direct - $695

Fly to the summit craters of Mt Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Enjoy spectacular views of the Tongariro Crossing and experience a remote, and exclusive, high altitude alpine landing in the Kaimanawa Forest Park.
1 hour Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $695
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Tongariro Volcanic Direct - $695
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Tongariro Volcanic Direct - $695
INFLITE Central Reservations

Tongariro Volcanic Direct - $695

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Fly across the Tongariro Crossing
  • Remote, exclusive, alpine landing at high altitude
  • Look back across National Park and Great Lake Taupo with uninterrupted views 
  • Allow 60 minutes away

DESCRIPTION:

Fly to the summit craters of Mt Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Enjoy spectacular views of the Tongariro Crossing, Emerald Lakes and thermal activity of the newly formed Te Maari Hot Springs. Travel east to land at high altitude in the Kaimanawa Forest Park for panoramic views back to the Tongariro World Heritage National Park and Great Lake Taupo. Return via the beautiful White Cliffs on the eastern side of Lake Taupo. Kaimanawa landing site exclusive to INFLITE.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum two passengers travelling.
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply
1 hour Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $695

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World Heritage Volcanic Safari & Alpine Landing- $790

“Our pilots favourite flight” This tour combines some of the North Island’s most majestic volcanic alpine scenery with a remote landing in the Kaimanawa wilderness area. This truly amazing experience includes up close and stunning views of our Dual World Heritage volcanoes; Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe.
90 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $790
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World Heritage Volcanic Safari & Alpine Landing- $790
INFLITE Central Reservations
World Heritage Volcanic Safari & Alpine Landing- $790
INFLITE Central Reservations
World Heritage Volcanic Safari & Alpine Landing- $790
INFLITE Central Reservations

World Heritage Volcanic Safari & Alpine Landing- $790

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Remote wilderness river bed or alpine landing
• Close up aerial views of the Tongariro National Park Volcanoes
• Crystal clear waters of the Rangitikei River
• Our pilots favourite flight!
• Allow 90 minutes for this experience, including approximately 70 minutes flight time.

DESCRIPTION:

OUR PILOTS FAVOURITE FLIGHT!

This tour combines some of the North Island’s most majestic volcanic alpine scenery with a remote landing in the Kaimanawa wilderness area. A truly amazing experience including up close aerial views of the Tongariro National Park and its volcanoes; Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe. This spectacular part of the world is a UNESCO Dual World Heritage Area, recognised for its important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.

Bring a camera to photograph Red Crater, Emerald Lakes, historic lava flows, inspiring glacial valleys and dramatic volcanic formations, some of which are only visible from the air. Continuing on, experience a remote wilderness landing to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the crystal clear alpine Rangitikei River; home to trophy-sized Rainbow trout.

Flights to and from this spectacular area take in breathtaking views of Lake Taupo and its surrounding environment.

Landing EXCLUSIVE to INFLITE.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum two passengers travelling
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply
Please note that due to the unique alpine environment that we operate in, the flight path may differ from what is advertised. Your safety is of upmost importance
90 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $790

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Mt Tarawera Fault Line Direct - $695

An aerial perspective – best seen from above! Fly north along the volcanic fault line and Waikato River. Enjoy aerial views of the colourful thermal reserves, Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu
45 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $695
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Mt Tarawera Fault Line Direct - $695
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Mt Tarawera Fault Line Direct - $695
INFLITE Central Reservations
Mt Tarawera Fault Line Direct - $695
INFLITE Central Reservations
Mt Tarawera Fault Line Direct - $695
INFLITE Central Reservations

Mt Tarawera Fault Line Direct - $695

Highlights:

• Follow the fault line north to Mt Tarawera
• Thermal reserves; Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu
• View the results of the 1886 explosive eruption
• See the Hidden Valley from above
• Fly over the mighty Huka Falls
• 45 minute flight

Description:

An aerial perspective – best seen from above!

Fly north along the volcanic fault line and Waikato River. Enjoy aerial views of the colourful thermal reserves, Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu, before climbing higher above the summit of the sacred Mt Tarawera. Imposing views open up before you revealing the massive rift formed by the 1886 explosive eruption. Return to Taupo via the Hidden Valley, Wairakei geothermal bore fields and the world renowned Huka Falls.

From $695.00 per person (based on a minimum of two passengers travelling together)

​Flight duration approximately 45 minutes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum two passengers travelling.
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply
45 mins Helicopter Taupo Airport Price $695

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Totally Taupo Combo - $394

The Complete Totally Taupo Experience! A 1.5hr Lake Cruise, followed by a Scenic Helicopter Flight, all wrapped up with a Jet Boat Ride at the spectacular Huka Falls.
2.5 hours approx Helicopter Taupo Marina Price $394
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Totally Taupo Combo - $394
INFLITE Central Reservations
Totally Taupo Combo - $394
INFLITE Central Reservations
Totally Taupo Combo - $394
INFLITE Central Reservations

Totally Taupo Combo - $394

Highlights:

• 1.5 hour Scenic Lake Cruise with Chris Jolly Outdoors
• Scenic Helicopter Flight with INFLITE Charters to Hukafalls Jet
• 30 minute jet boat ride with Hukafalls Jet to the base of the spectacular Huka Falls.

Description:

This exciting Combo starts when you board the Cruise Cat, based at Taupo Marina, for a 1.5hr scenic cruise on Lake Taupo with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park as you cruise out to view the Maori Rock Carvings on board the cruise catamaran. Enjoy an informative commentary along with complimentary coffee and muffins onboard.

On arrival back at the Taupo Marina INFLITE Charters will transfer you to the helicopter for an exciting 12 minute scenic flight over the top end of Lake Taupo and township, Craters of The Moon, Wairakei geothermal valley and Huka Falls before landing at the Hukafalls Jet base.

A 30 minute jet boat ride with Hukafalls Jet will excite and entertain as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80km/hr before reaching the base of the spectacular Huka Falls, NZ’s most visited natural attraction.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum two passengers travelling
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply
A child is considered 15 years and under
Children must be 1 metre tall to be able to ride in the Jet Boat
2.5 hours approx Helicopter Taupo Marina Price $394

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Food & Wine

Ultimate Taupo Hilton Fly and Dine - $462

Pure Indulgence and First-Class Style: The Ultimate Taupo Scenic Flight, landing at The Hilton to eat at their renowned Bistro Lago.
To Be Confirmed Helicopter Taupo Airport - Lake Taupo Hilton Price $462
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Ultimate Taupo Hilton Fly and Dine - $462
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Ultimate Taupo Hilton Fly and Dine - $462
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Ultimate Taupo Hilton Fly and Dine - $462
INFLITE Central Reservations

Ultimate Taupo Hilton Fly and Dine - $462


HIGHLIGHTS:

•    Beautiful views right from take-off
•    Scenic Flight over Lake Taupo, Waikato River, the Huka Falls (approximate flight time is 12 minutes)
•    Landing at The Hilton for a five-star lunch

DESCRIPTION:

Elevate your senses as you take to the skies on an exhilarating flight over the lake foreshore along to the boat harbour, then following the mighty Waikato River to New Zealand's most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls. Experience the thrill of close-up views of the Wairakei Geothermal region and hot pools.

You'll take in views of New Zealand’s largest lake created by the world’s most extreme eruption in the past 5,000 years, and on a clear day further south to the volcanoes of the Tongariro World Heritage National Park.

Then get ready for the entrance of a lifetime as your flight lands at the Hilton Lake Taupo, before sitting down to savour a carefully crafted lunch accompanied by five-star service at their renowned Bistro Lago.


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


Based on minimum two passengers travelling
Your flight may be combined with other passengers
Passenger weight restrictions apply

FAQ:


How do I get to and from the Hilton and Airport?

On the day of your booking please drive to the Lake Taupo Hilton where Inflite Charters will meet you. At the end of your flight, the helicopter will land you in front of the Hilton in time for your lunch reservation with Bistro Lago.  You then have your car at the Hilton to leave at your leisure following lunch.
To Be Confirmed Helicopter Taupo Airport - Lake Taupo Hilton Price $462

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Adventure

Taupo Heli Hunting - FROM $1560

INFLITE can take you and your hunting party to a range of locations in the Kaimanawa & Pureora Forest Parks.
1 - 2 HOURS HELICOPTER TAUPO OR TURANGI AIRPORT PRICE FROM $1560
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Taupo Heli Hunting - FROM $1560
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Taupo Heli Hunting - FROM $1560
INFLITE Central Reservations
Taupo Heli Hunting - FROM $1560
INFLITE Central Reservations

Taupo Heli Hunting - FROM $1560

• Prices are per load and include: GST and return flight.

Hughes 500D - 4 Passengers

Turangi based

 • Two passengers in front and two in the back
• No Bulky or framed packs
• All gear must fit in helicopter.
• Maximum Load 400 kgs

Eurocopter AS355

Taupo based

• Three to five Passengers.
• No Bulky or framed packs
• Maximum load 550 kgs, with cargo pod installed

Destination / Hut site

 KAIMANAWA FOREST PARK

 

 HUGHES 500D  SQUIRREL
 Waipakahi $1560  $2630
 Thunderbolt $1660 $2700
Boyd $2060 $2630
Wainakea Junction $2250 $POA
Cascade  $1660 $2130
Tussock  $2470 $2700
Harkness $2470 $2700
Rocks Ahead $2600 $2850
Otutu $2550 $2750
Pureora Forest Park    
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IMPORTANT NOTES:

• DOC Hunting Permits can be obtained online at: www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/hunting/permits-and-licences
• We are only permitted to land at huts or designated landing sites.
• Hut Tickets: All huts $ 5.00 /night/person. Boyd huts is $10/night/person
• Have your hut tickets and hunting/dog permits ready to show your pilot.
• We are not permitted to fly in chainsaws.
• Everything that goes in must come out.
• Huts must be left tidy, with dry firewood and free from all rubbish.
• Department of Conservation have increased their landing concession fees from $15 per person to $17.00 + GST per person per landing.
1 - 2 HOURS HELICOPTER TAUPO OR TURANGI AIRPORT PRICE FROM $1560

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Deposit and Cancellation Information
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T FLY DUE TO BAD WEATHER?
Rest assured that tours booked directly with us are fully refundable if there is a cancellation due to the weather. We will do our best to work with you to reschedule your flight to suit your travel plans.