Helicopter Flights - Helistar Taupo
Helicopter Flights - Helistar
From the air, see the magnificent mountains, sparkling lakes and majestic waterfalls of the Taupo region of New Zealand. On demand, scenic flights leave daily from the Helistar Helicopters flight centre, which is located just five minutes north of Taupo on Huka Falls road. When you see Helistar Helicopter's Hub Café and the iconic Mil-8 helicopter, you know you are there.
Owner/operators, Bruce and Nicole Lilburn – as well as a fleet of professional qualified pilots – will do everything in their power to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable flight. Each flight is highly informative and passengers are provided with headsets, enabling them to listen to the Pilot's knowledgeable commentary (as well as ask questions) during the trip.
There is a variety of flight option available and with each, you are guaranteed a personalised service so you will land with a smile on your face.
Huka by Helicopter - 10 minutes
This is an excellent little adventure for those who want to see the beauty of Taupo, and is also a favourite of families with children. Includes a concentrated fly-over of the magnificent Huka Falls, before the spectacular Lake Taupo boat harbour and sparkling waters of Waikato River is visible in all its glory. On your return to the Helistar Flight Centre, you will pass the amazing thermal Wairakei Park. Great in combination with the Hukafalls Jet.
Taste of Taupo - 18 minutes
The most popular Helistar Flight option begins with a flight over Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon and the phenomenal Aratiatia Rapids. See Mount Tauhara in all its glory and land at Lake Rotokawa, where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the geothermal activity before heading back to the flight centre.
Taupo's Best - 30 minutes
View Huka Falls, the Waikato River, Aratiatia dam and Lake Rotokawa geothermal area before flying over Mt Tauhara, where you will be able to see awe inspiring views all the way to the southern mountains. Then, fly along the Taupo Lake front and out to Rangataria Point with its spectacular rock carvings, before having a look around the Western Bays of Lake Taupo. Before landing, you will be flown across Kinloch then over Wairakei steam field and back over Huka Falls.
Tongariro Crossing - 50 minutes
From the helipad, fly over Huka Falls, along the Waikato River, Taupo Township and along the eastern shore of Lake Taupo. Then on to Turangi, Mt Ngauruhoe’s crater, the Tongariro Crossing as well as Mt Tongariro’s new crater. Lake Rotoaira and the hidden Lake Rotopounamu look absolutely spectacular from the air, and as you journey over the rivers Tongariro and Tauranga-Taupo and across to Rangataria Point past the carvings, you will be in awe. Then it's down the Waikato and back to base.
Mountain Magic - 70 minutes
This amazing 70 minute flight starts at Huka Falls, takes you across Taupo Township, down the east side of Lake Taupo and then into the Kaimanawa Ranges. Whilst there, you will land at either the beautifully clear Rangitikei River or an unbelievable alpine tussock top for a look around. The emerald bushland below you will amaze you, as will Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, with its crater lake. Along the western side of Lake Taupo, you will stop again at a gorgeous secluded waterfall before flying across the bays over Kinloch to Rangataria Point where you will see the rock carvings. Then it's back along the Waikato on the way to the helipad.
- Scenic helicopter flight
- Informative commentary
- Allow 2-3 hours including travelling time to & from the helipad
- Morning & afternoon flights available
- Departs from the helipad on Huka Falls road (10mins drive from town)
- Operates daily all year
- Infants under 2 years travel for free
- Children price are from 3-14yrs
- All scenic flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to confirm the flight. If you are travelling on your own you can still book & we will endeavour to confirm the flight with other passengers
Prices & Options
Huka by Helicopter:
- adult NZD$99.00
Taste of Taupo:
- adult NZD$199.00
- adult NZD$340.00
- adult NZD$599.00
- adult NZD$740.00
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