Deals, News and Special Offers

Kids Go FREE this School Holidays

Kids driving you slightly mad this school holidays? Give them (and you) a treat by coming out on any of our Lake Taupo scenic cruise trips to the Maori Rock Carvings.

There’s plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied. They can colour away to their hearts’ content on our specially made activity sheets, learn fun facts about Lake Taupo and trout, earn a Wheel Certificate for being ‘Captain of the Day’ and feed the ducks from the top deck of our boat. This is one activity that you shouldn’t miss!

Let us keep your kids occupied as you take in the stunning vistas of Lake Taupo. The Kids go FREE offer is valid till the end of the school holidays (29 April 2018). Two school aged children per one paying adult. Come down and see us on board Cruise Cat or book online or via phone at 0800 252 628 to secure your spots!

Book your Scenic Cruise here

Mums Eat for FREE on Mother’s Day 

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a beautiful breakfast on the Lake. All mums on our 13 May Sunday Brunch Cruise will be treated to a FREE brunch (worth $18) when an additional brunch and trip is purchased.

Treat Mum to a full cooked breakfast and fruit platter with fresh croissants with tea and coffee while you enjoy the spectacular views of the Lake. Spaces are limited so phone 0800 252 628 to secure your spots!

Chris Jolly Outdoors Family Special

The beautiful Autumn colours and stunning snowy mountain landscapes of the Tongariro National Park make it a great time to head out on to our Great Lake to take in the spectacular landscape.

We’ve got a great family special going on for our daily departing 10.30am and 1.30pm Lake Taupo scenic cruise trips to the Maori Rock Carvings – only $99 for 2 adults and 2 children (5-15yrs). That’s a saving of up to $29!

Come down and see us on board Cruise Cat or book online or via phone at 0800 252 628 to secure your spots!

Book your Family Special now!

Family Deal Chris Jolly Outdoors

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

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.

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.