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Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Maori Rock Carving Adventure

Come and experience one of Taupo's best tourist attractions, the Maori Rock Carvings and more, in a unique kayaking trip with memories that will last a lifetime!

Departing from the beautiful Acacia Bay, you will glide over crystal clears waters, underneath lush native bush and past imposing cliffs and dazzling inlets, only accessible by kayak, before arriving at the carvings at Mine Bay.

The impressive 15 metre high carvings, painstakingly carved over a number of years, are a true testament to the skills and knowledge of Maori that were passed through the generations.

Your informative and friendly guide will explain the cultural significance of these amazing works of art to the lake and surrounding areas while you take it all in underneath them.

Enjoy gourmet refreshments before taking a dip in New Zealand's largest lake. For those that don't want to get wet, simply sit back, relax and take in the outstanding views.

We use quality double kayaks for our tours that are safe and easy to use and our tours are fully guided so no experience is necessary.

Come and experience one of Taupo's best tourist attractions and more in a unique kayaking trip with memories that will last a lifetime!

Adult $115.00
Child $90.00 (Up to 17 years inclusive)


  • Duration: 3 hours on the water, 4 hours for the whole experience

    Restrictions: Suitable for ages 12 and over, with a reasonable level of fitness required

    Meeting Location: Unit 2 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo

Available Bookings from October 27 to November 02

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  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$90.00

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$90.00

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breannat1 from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2021

Awesome experience

We had a fantastic tour guide with good experience and shared interesting Maori stories.

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Francesco Marziali from Italy wrote on 19 December 2020

Relaxing day on the lake

Perfect way to spend half day in Taupo! Beautiful lake and really friendly guides.

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melissad4 from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2020

Wonderful experience

My husband and I loved our Kayaking trip. Very knowledgeable guide, would highly recommend.

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Ben Allen from United Kingdom wrote on 28 September 2018

Very fun day out

We had a really nice time and our guide Cody was very friendly and informative.

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Thanks you for the review, Glad you had an awesome time with us!

Jarrod Filosa from New Zealand wrote on 14 May 2014

Great guide, definitely recommend!

Lisa was an amazing guide for this tour. She really made it an enjoyable morning, more than just paddling around on the lake. Certainly required a bit of hard work in the kayaks but worth it! Awesome time out on the water, couldn't recommend any stronger!

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    Child Up to 17 years inclusive

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