Deals, News and Special Offers

New Tour – Taurikura Maori Cultural Scenic Cruise Experience

Departs 5pm every Thursday in Summer.

Here is something to look forward to next summer. Chris Jolly Outdoors will be 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.

Pre bookings are available now.

Find out more about the new tour here

Special Offer for Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Participants and Volunteers

Chris Jolly Outdoors is proud to be a newest sponsor for the iconic Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, New Zealand’s largest and premier cycling event which will be held on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

All participants and volunteers of the event will be able to take advantage of the special ‘Buy One Get One Free’ voucher for any of Chris Jolly Outdoors’ normal daily scenic cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings. Normal adult tickets are priced at $46.

This would be a great opportunity for participants and volunteers to enjoy the Great Lake either before or after the race.

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.

Chris Jolly Outdoors Family Deal

It’s getting cooler and the autumn sunset colours are truly remarkable, so why not consider heading out on to our Great Lake for a scenic cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings? Our special family deal includes 2 adults and 2 children (5-15yrs) on our daily departing scenic cruises at 10.30am and 1.30pm for $114. That’s a saving of up to $14!

To book your Family Deal, click here

Family Deal Chris Jolly Outdoors

Chris Jolly Outdoors Great Lake Trail NEW Bike Shuttle

Great news for those wanting to ride the Great Lake Trail! Chris Jolly Outdoors has just added a land bike shuttle which will provide a seamless bike shuttle transfer service from any access points along the Great Lake Trail.

Let us drop you and your bikes off at your chosen access points and let us arrange for your water transfer on our Bay2Bay boat from Waihora Bay to Kawakawa Bay or Kinloch.

Our bike shuttle can fit up to 10 bikes.

CLICK HERE to arrange your bike shuttle or call us on 0800 252 628

Chris Jolly Outdoors Bike Shuttle Service