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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 October 17 to October 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sat 23 Oct

  • 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

  • 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

4.9

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renztreats from New Zealand wrote on 13 October 2021

Great Experience!

I took my 4 year old son on the Cruise Cat. From the moment we arrived at the boat, we were impressed with the friendly accommodating service from Karen and Pete. We were offered drinks soon after departing, a clear loud commentary about the lake and environment around us. Pete was kind to my son offering him the chance to steer the boat later on and help catch a fish. We could smell muffins baking in the oven which Karen later served to us warm! As the boat got closer to the carvings the water was too rough to safely go further so we didn't get to see the carvings so started fishing earlier. We didn't catch any fish but Karen still was able to serve smoked trout to everyone on crackers which they caught the day before . My son got to steer the boat and Pete wrote him a certificate to take home. Even though we didn't see the carvings or catch a fish, the whole trip and experience was so worth it! I'll go again and recommend it to anyone. Thank you

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Thank you for your great review, we appreciate you taking the time. Sorry the weather made it impossible to get to the carvings safely - unfortunately out of our control. Please come back again on a calmer day and we'll make sure you see them! Thanks again.

Rachel Atkins from New Zealand wrote on 11 October 2021

Great family outing

My whole family enjoyed themselves friendly crew they were amazing, interesting fact and all questions answered. Thanks you so much we really enjoyed our trip.

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Thank you Rachel, we really appreciate you taking the time to comment and your feedback.

Rona Wheeldon from New Zealand wrote on 10 October 2021

A must do for every traveller to Taupō

Did this tour with my family, well organised and great service by Chris Jolly tours. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and most of all enjoyed hearing about the history of the area. Highly recommend to anyone travelling to Taupō

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Hi Rona, Great comments, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the informative commentary.

Alicia Terry from New Zealand wrote on 09 October 2021

Great time

A fun excursion for the whānau, skipper and crew were so lovely and welcoming and we were looked after well. Very much recommend, had a blast and learnt more about a part of Aotearoa

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Thanks Alicia, our crew work hard to give everyone a friendly, professional and fun experience and we really appreciate your recommendation-come back again!

June Wildermott from New Zealand wrote on 03 October 2021

Rock Carving

Beautiful experience

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