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Inflite

#33 of 63 Tours in Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
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Experience the best of New Zealand’s un-spoilt landscape with INFLITE Charters. Our helicopter tours deliver the memory of a lifetime. Combine close-up aerial views of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park volcanoes with our exclusive alpine wilderness landings. Birdseye views of our crystal clear Lake Taupo, Maori Rock Carvings, Geothermal areas and famous Huka Falls are not to be missed!
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brianw2013 wrote a review Feb 2020
16 contributions2 helpful votes
This ride could have been better as it was very crammed inside. There were the two of us and another couple to start with until along came two more people which the pilot took on board. Three men in a lady all squashed in the back made the ride uncomfortable for the ones seated in middle. I was in front next to pilot and a lady by door, I turned to see my husband crammed in his seat unable to clearly see out the window. Honestly if it were just the four of us with pilot it would have been more comfortable. The extra people should have been left to wait until the chopper returned as they were not going on the Shotover jet ride. We were put off with that experience and probably wont do that again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from InfliteTaupo, Front Office Manager at Inflite
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you for your honest feedback, I'm sorry you felt the helicopter was too crambed on the day of your flight, this is something that changes depending on bookings we have on the day. I do hope you enjoyed the other activities as part of the combo and the rest of your time in Taupo.
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Mark H wrote a review Jan 2020
Upper Hutt, New Zealand48 contributions8 helpful votes
Gotta say that this was a great way to see Taupō and the lake from a different prospective it was a wonderful day and my girls who are afraid of heights really enjoyed themselves thanks to Brad our pilot who gave us a great tour and also took time out to take photos of our family when we stepped onto terrifirma
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from InfliteTaupo, Front Office Manager at Inflite
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review Mark, glad that you and the girls enjoyed the flight. Come and visit us again soon!
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Patrick V wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
Very nice view and lots of informations , very good pilot . It’s was amazing to be in the clear blue sky Have to do this tour
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from InfliteTaupo, Front Office Manager at Inflite
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Hi Patrick, thanks for your review, Toby sure is a good pilot and loves showing off the sights of Taupo.
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Emily J wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions2 helpful votes
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I had a few car troubles whilst making my way down to Tongariro from Whakatane which caused me to spend another unexpected night in Whakatane meaning that I missed the day I had planned to do the Tongariro Crossing! I was devastated, but when I sat back and thought of my options I came up with the idea to do a heli flight. So I frantically googled companies and finally found Inflite Charters website via Viator. I knew it was the perfect option to seeing the crossing without actually getting to do the hike myself. At first there were fears that my booking would be cancelled as I was a solo traveller and the company needed at least 2 passengers for the flight to proceed. But the company’s lovely assistant kept in contact with me throughout the day and eventually got back to me and said that another couple has booked a flight and it was going ahead in the morning. Woo hoo!!! I drove to Lake Taupo airport which is where the hangar for the helicopter flight was located. I was warmly greater by the receptionist who was the lovely lady (I’m sorry I forgot her name) whom helped me out so much. We were chatting about things to do and see around Taupo, and she also introduced me to the pilot whose name was Brad. We finally board the helicopter and it was nothing short but breathtakingly amazing! Brad was knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and of the peaks themselves. He was also an excellent pilot, I even told him he has the coolest job ever! Long story short, if you can afford to, a heli flight is an amazing way to see the crossing, particularly if you’re like me and the stars didn’t align and you count do the crossing by foot! Overall, I’m super happy! Thanks again to the team at Inflite Charters 👍🏽
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from InfliteTaupo, Front Office Manager at Inflite
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Hi Emily, thanks for your great review, I'm glad we managed to tick the Crossing off your wishlist and it was lovely meeting you. Kind regards, Fiona
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Chelsea Keith wrote a review Jun 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand63 contributions2 helpful votes
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My partner surprised me with this trip. We arrived at the airport at 0830am and was in the air in a luxurious Inflite helicopter by 0900am. We were flown over lake Taupō and all over the towns all along the edge. The pilot provided commentary to us about each place that we flew over. Then we headed for the mountains and circled each one slowly to get a good look at its crater and the snow on Ruapehu. Next we flew through valleys and over crystal rivers to the middle of the Kaimanawa forest (saw wild horses too!) and landed next to the Rangitikei river. The pilot let us step out into the freezing, crisp air and take photos and walk down to the river before getting back into helicopter and flying back to the airport. The whole trip took around 1.5 hours and is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. The pilot even helped my partner to propose on the riverside by taking photos when he surprised me. The whole trip was so romantic and beautiful and scenic. Would 100% recommend to any couples. 5 star.
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Response from InfliteTaupo, Front Office Manager at Inflite
Responded 19 Jun 2019
Thank you for your review Chelsea, the World Heritage flight is our pilots favourite flight and made all the more special when there is a proposal along the way! The team at Inflite wish you both a very happy future together and hope we can fly you again some day.
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