Deals, News and Special Offers

Have an Exclusive Intimate Wedding on Lake Taupo

Dreaming of a private wedding in a unique, intimate setting? Chris Jolly Outdoors has the perfect solution for you with our Wedding packages to suit small groups as well as large parties.

You and your wedding party will get to cruise on your very own private charter boat and exchange vows on Lake Taupo against an amazing natural backdrop of the Tongariro National Park mountains. Imagine how gorgeous your wedding photos will turn out!

We also have a new wedding photoshoot package for those wanting to take advantage of Lake Taupo’s stunning natural backdrop for a gallery of wedding photos that you can keep for a lifetime.

Check out our wedding packages

Summer Cocktail Scenic Cruises Sailing This Summer

Our very popular Summer Cocktail Scenic Cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings are sailing now until the end of summer (31 March 2017). Departing at 5pm daily, this trip allows visitors to take in the stunning vistas of the Lake Taupo region during the lovely evening hours.

All guests will receive a glass of beer, wine or a non-alcoholic drink upon boarding and our licensed bar will remain open for the duration of the cruise. Delicious antipasto platters for two are also available for purchase for $20. What a fantastic way to top off a day spent in the Taupo district!

Book your 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise here

New Summer Tour – Taurikura Maori Cultural Scenic Cruise Experience

Departs 5pm every Thursday in Summer.

Chris Jolly Outdoors is now offering a new Maori Cultural Experience cruise where you will get to hear the songs and stories of ancient Tuwharetoa, participate in interactive performances and traditional games, learn to work the poi, sample Rewana Bread (a traditional Maori food) and even get your own moko tattoo!

The unique Taurikura Maori Cultural Experience is the first of its kind on Lake Taupo and a great activity for the entire family as there are many activities to keep the litte (and not so little) ones entertained. It is also a good opportunity to learn more about the Maori culture and their traditions. The tour was featured on Maori Television recently.

Trips depart every Thursday till 22 February 2018.

Book now to experience this tour

New Owners For Bay2Bay Boat Shuttle

A new owner is now operating Bay2Bay, the boat transfer which services the Great Lake Trail. If you are planning to bike the Great Lake Trail without our guided bike packages, you will have to pre-arrange the boat transfer yourself by contacting the new owner Dan Alderson at 022 132 7449.

Chris Jolly Outdoors Family Summer Special

It’s getting really warm so why not consider heading out on to our Great Lake for a scenic cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings? Our special family Summer special includes 2 adults and 2 children (5-15yrs) on our daily departing scenic cruises at 10.30am and 1.30pm for only $99! That’s a saving of up to $29!

Book your Family Summer Spcial now!

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Luxurious Experiences in Great Lake Taupo

Honoured to be featured in Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine, Australia’s leading luxury travel and lifestyle publication. The writer wrote about her experience cruising Lake Taupo on board our luxury charters Levante, alongside her stay in The Kinloch Club and Huka Lodge.

Read the article here.

An Operator’s View : Interview with Tourism Ticker

Simon Jolly, Chris Jolly Outdoors Director, spoke to Tourism Ticker (a tourism industry publication) recently about his plans for the business following the retirements of founders Chris and Sue Jolly, challenges facing the industry and the region, and why Great Lake Taupo has so much to offer visitors.

Read the article here.