• Location: Taupo, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.


  • Sailing cruise on Great Lake Taupo
  • Set sail for the Maori rock carvings of Mine Bay
  • Learn about the history of the art from a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a complimentary beverage on board

What You Can Expect

Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo

Sail Barbary on Great Lake Taupo

Customer Reviews

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

great trip, far better than taking the power boat trip.

Ellie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

So beautiful and a fantastic way to see the lake over the afternoon.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great sailing trip with a good atmosphere. Would recommend.

Street Triple 7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Super awesome sailing trip ! Went with an male tour guide, cant really recall his name but he was definitely a fun captain and very knowledgeable person. If you're in taupo, don't miss this event !

Lisa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent night on the water, beautiful scenery Sarah had a great knowledge of the area and local traditions. Will definitely recommend to others

Lauren H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The boat itself was beautiful as is Lake Taupo! Would highly recommend.

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Well worth making this trip, a very good day out. The lake was spectacular and we got very close to the carvings. The Barbary and her skipper made it a very informative cruise, well worth the money.
Good value.

Kevin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Our sailor Sarah was super entertaining and highly knowledgable! The carvings were made in the 1970s, but that doesn't make them any less impressive. It's a beautiful ride to the carvings and Sarah made everything super fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Apesar de o dia estar um pouco chuvoso e nublado, a experiência foi ótima! A pessoa que estava guiando o barco proporcionou farta explicação sobre a formação do Lago Taupo, bem como deu informações sobre a cidade, de forma bastante simpática, alegre e acolhedora. A escultura feita na pedra é imensa e muito bonita! Recomendo!

Derek E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great fun down roaming steering the yacht photographs right out on the over hang at the front.Crew a pleasure to talk to about the lake and local stories.

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