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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 January 28 to February 03

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

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

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

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

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

Bookings close in 6 hours...

  • Adult$34.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$75.00

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

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

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

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

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

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant Free
  • 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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Michelle Kwan from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2022

Amazing afternoon on the water!

Brilliant experience, the staff and skipper were incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable and went the extra mile. The kids loved the lice fishing demo and being able to have a go at steering the boat! Amazing local advice too!

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Great comments thank you very much!

lisa from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

great activity

absolutly stunning. Was such a nice trip. Boat is so nice and well looked after. Suitable for prams so all family members can enjoy it

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Thanks Lisa, glad you enjoyed the cruise, thank you for coming.

georginav from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Loved this outing

Skipper and crew were awesome. A great family experience.

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Thank you for your comments, we loved having you on board.

Maria Montecillo from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Great experience

The crew was great, it was a nice experience for all of us.

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Glad you all enjoyed cruising with Chris Jolly Outdoors!

Susanne Campbell from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Birthday weekend

Fabulous cruise highly recommend our shipper Sarah was great and the rest of the crew. We had fantastic weather on the day of our trip and the cravings were amazing highly recommended

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Thanks for your great comments - I'll pass your thanks to Sarah and the team.

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