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Scenic Māori Rock Carving Cruise - Chris Jolly Outdoors

Discover the ancient Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupō with the trustworthy team at Chris Jolly Outdoors!

Highlights

  • 90 Minute cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings with live commentary
  • Stylish and spacious vessel with plenty of room for large groups
  • Spectacular viewing platforms get you right up next to the scenery
  • Live fishing demonstration on-board (1.30pm cruise only)
  • Trustworthy team with over 40 years experience

Tick off one of the top things to do in Taupō as you visit some of New Zealand's most extraordinary artworks, the historic Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings!

Attracting visitors from all around the world, the Māori Rock Carvings are truly unique and only accessible by water, towering 14-metres above Lake Taupō.

You'll travel aboard the Cruise Cat, a stylish vessel that has been built for comfort offering warm booths and spacious viewing platforms that get you right up next to the scenery.

Enjoy live commentary and a hot beverage and muffin on board, and keep the kids entertained with colouring, a treasure hunt, or even driving the boat if the skipper allows. The afternoon cruise also includes a trout fishing demonstration where you'll also learn about various fishing options on Lake Taupō.

The friendly team at Chris Jolly Outdoors has over 40 years of experience and place high importance on your safety and wellbeing, so you can expect exceptional service, high attention to hygiene, and an all-round awesome time out on the water!

Adult $49.00
Child $15.00 (5 - 18 years)
Infant $0.00 (Under 5 years)
Family $128.00 (Price $128 if purchased separately - Discounts shown from this rate)

What's included

  • Hot beverage and muffin
  • Live commentary
  • Live fishing demonstration (1.30pm cruise only)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure Location: Taupō Harbour
  • Berth 4, Taupō Boat Harbour, Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330

Notes

  • Child Age 5 - 18 years inclusive. Family Pass is for 2 Adults + 2 Children.

  • Pram and wheelchair access - please notify operator upon booking.

Available Bookings from August 03 to August 09

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  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Jasjeet Singh Bhandal from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2021

Nice tour

Maori cravings and the cruise is awesome

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Thank you for joining us!

artika from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2021

Awesome

Had a good 1 1/2 hours on board…the crews were lovely and awesome

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Thank you for joining the cruise and we appreciate your comments.

Tracey from New Zealand wrote on 01 August 2021

A must to do in Taupo

I booked through the book me sight only paying half price. It was worth every cent. Well informed trip ..delicious blueberry muffins and the experience on the lake was magical

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Thanks for the feedback Tracey, glad you enjoyed the cruise.

Mark Makisi from New Zealand wrote on 30 July 2021

MUST SEE

The cruise on the lake was beautiful. The crew were fantastic, helpful & informative. The kids even got a chance to steer the boat. The carvings were awesome & the muffins were baked to perfection! Definite must for families or if you're looking for something to do when in Taupo :)

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Great comments thank you Mark, so please you enjoyed it all!

Richard Tawhi from New Zealand wrote on 30 July 2021

Experience

Staff were awesome was my first time going to see the Maori carvings was a awesome experience and spiritual thanks to Chris jolly n crew for memorable experience 😊👍👍

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Thank you Richard, great to have you on board.

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