Taupo, New Zealand
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Paddle a kayak to the magnificent Maori rock carvings on Lake Taupo with a half-day tour from Acacia Bay. You’ll learn the cultural significance behind the towering inscriptions, which were completed in 1980, and enjoy great views across the crystal-clear lake to the Tongariro Mountains. Approaching the Maori rock carvings by kayak means you can see them up close, passing native bush and tiny inlets, then floating right at the base of the cliff. Both morning and afternoon departures are available and beginning paddlers are welcome.
  • Paddling trip across Lake Taupo from Acacia Bay
  • See the Maori rock carvings from the water
  • Enjoy views of the lake and mountains
  • Chance to swim after viewing the rock carvings
  • Includes snacks and beverages on the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


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, Dec 2017

Best kayaking tour i've ever been to. Lake Taupo by itself was magnificent and the rock carvings were really worth taking a look. The guide was very knowledgable and shared many local maori tales with us. The pace was just right, and the rest stop after reaching the rock carvings was very welcomed as it gave us more energy to continue on our return trip.

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