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Lake Taupo: 1.5-Hour Maori Rock Carvings 5:00 PM Cruise

Product ID: 267472
There's no better way to enjoy an early evening than on the Lake with friends and family. Sail to the Maori Rock Carvings and take in the spectacular views of Lake Taupo framed by Tongariro National Park's majestic mountain peaks.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the renowned Maori Rock Carvings on a cruise
  • Enjoy guided commentary to learn about the lake and the carvings
  • Marvel at the beautiful panoramic scenery surrounding Taupo
  • Relax on the viewing decks across two levels with warmer enclosed areas for windy days
Full description
Enjoy a summer evening cruising on Lake Taupo. Chris Jolly has been entertaining guests for 40 years, and his tour to the Maori Rock Carvings is known worldwide. Recently restored, these rock carvings were created in the 1980s and still tower above the water, truly a sight to behold.  With family friendly activities on board and split level comfort, this tour is a must for those visiting the region.

Enjoy the full bar as you cruise around the Lake Taupo bays, learning onboard from the live commentary. With views of Tongariro National Park and spectacular scenery, this is one evening to be enjoyed by all.
  • Experienced and professional local guide
  • Life jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food
  • Additional beverages (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Cruise Cat, Berth 4, Taupo Boat Harbour, Chris Jolly Outdoors Redoubt St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket
Know before you go
• This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. In the event of bad weather, it may not be possible to view the Maori Rock Carvings. This decision is made at the discretion of the skipper for the health and safety of all on board the vessel.
• Wheelchair access is dependent on lake levels and size of the wheelchair. You must call the office to book prior to travelling to see if the wheelchair can be accommodated.
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Had a really great trip out to see the Maori carvings. Beautifully smooth cruise on a sunny late afternoon. There was a choice of lower and upper decks with us preferring the lower deck, sitting inside but able to venture outside to take photos. We used this fully to take photos of the beautiful surroundings and the carvings. Drinks were available making for a pleasant trip. Wonderful value.

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March 19, 2020

Im glad i changed my booking time as there where only 10 of us nice small group and you could see more, as we where about to leave the cave the group we where meant to be with was way to big about 20 plus and they would have had a hard time seeing and hearing everything.

January 16, 2020

March 15, 2020

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Chris Jolly Outdoors

Product ID: 267472