Taupo is on the shores of Lake Taupo, which occupies the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. To truly enjoy all the region has to offer a Scenic Flight is truly a must. Take a flight by Helicopter or Floatplane for unrestricted views, looking down on sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes, geothermal wonders, rolling surf beaches and lush forest. Fly over Lake Taupo, watch as its waters discharge down the Waikato river and flow over the spectacular Huka Falls. Get up close, for some stunning views of Mt Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Or visit the Mt Tarawera Fault line and the colourful thermal reserves of Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu.