Taupo, New Zealand
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90 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this 1.5-hour boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).
  • Cruise on scenic Lake Taupo to view the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Learn about the ecology, volcanology and history of the area from your guide
  • Enjoy tea or a live fishing demonstration, depending on choice of departure time
  • See the Maori rock carvings depicting the local tribe's legends

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, Apr 2018

Wonderful cruise on Lake Taupo on a comfortable vessel, with efficient and knowledgeable tour guide and superb views of the Maori rock carvings!
Highly recommended!

, Mar 2018

The captain, whilst being nice, wasn't as engaging as others we have come across on our travels. He was very matter of fact.
The cruise itself was ok, we liked the Maori carvings and the time we spent there and the captain moving the boat around so all could photograph was good. The free coffee and muffins were a nice touch, but there is little to do other than to sit there as there are no other places we went into. A quick cruise into one of the mentioned bays and very shortstop may have been worthwhile.

, Jan 2018

It was great to see the carvings and Lake Taupo. Homemade muffin wish it was more than 1 was great. Too much conversation by the hostesses that made it difficult to hear the comments although the comments were difficult to hear in the speakers as well. Overall, worth it - hostesses were nice to share history about the carvings so that was a plus.

, Dec 2017

Great cruise, well worth the money, the sights were awesome and commentary informative.

, Dec 2017

An absolute excellent trip. Would recommend it to everyone visiting Taupo

, Nov 2017

We were originally doubtful about this tour but were pleasantly surprised with the whole event. Where else can you feed flying ducks out the window of the boat and then see such a fantastic carving? We also went fishing and caught a trout! We were provided with pieces of smoked trout as a bonus! What a great day

, Dec 2016

A wonderful cruise on Lake Taupo.

, Dec 2016

The cruise takes 90 mins but 30 mins spent moored on the lake to fish for trout....none caught. Boat large and comfortable and free tea and coffee available and warmed muffins later. The carvings were better than expected. Views of lake better on a blue sky day.

, Sep 2016

Puntual, agradable, cómoda embarcación, tripulación muy atenta, muy fácil llegar al muelle de salida sea que uno vaya a Taupo en bus o auto y los paisajes maravillosos.

, Apr 2016

It was a very educational trip.

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