Don’t wait, book now for your outdoor adventure with our enthusiastic team!

Here at Chris Jolly Outdoors, we love nothing more than helping our clients get the most out of their time in the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for a quick break from the hustle and bustle of city life or planning a longer trip to explore everything that Lake Taupō has to offer, we would be delighted to help you plan your perfect escape. We believe that there is no time like the present, so why not book now and let us help you create some unforgettable memories? We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

We would love to help you plan your time in the stunning Lake Taupō. Please give us some more information below so that we can help plan your future escape!



07 378 0623


0800 252 628

Email The Bookings Team:



Postal Address:

PO Box 1020

Taupō 3351

New Zealand

Head Office Address:

14 Rauhoto Street

Taupō 3330

New Zealand

Scenic Cruises:

Berth 4,

Taupo Boat Harbour

Ferry Road

Taupō 3330


The Cruise To Plant Project

Chris Jolly Outdoors is committed to planting trees in an effort to protect and enhance Aotearoa’s natural environment. All passengers on Chris Jolly Outdoors scenic cruises will have a dollar from their ticket price go towards the planting project with The Opepe Farm Trust. This is one of the first planting initiatives for Chris Jolly with the future goals being to offset the boat charter service and to become carbon neutral. The partnership with The Opepe Farm Trust will help to ensure that the right trees are planted for sustainability. The Trust is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and has the knowledge and expertise to guide the project. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change and help to preserve our natural environment.

Have a closer look at our initiative

Your Taupō Activity Partner

As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here.  From absolute relaxation and fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.

In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is sure; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.  Put yourself in the picture with us, and book with us today.

More about us

What We Offer

  • Five private charter boats for small or large functions up to 140 pax with full catering/bar/fishing equipment and an exclusive personal crew
  • Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
  • Corporate events & team building.

Reliable and Experienced

  • We’re a family headed by Chris’s son Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
  • We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupō region.
  • We’ve spent forty years in the industry taking care of people’s holidays.

Our Qualifications

  • Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
  • Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence
  • Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō


How can I book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors?

You can book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors by calling us on +64 7 378 0623 or email us at or submitting a contact form

Contact Us

in New Zealand

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from overseas

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