Daily Scenic Cruises to the Ngātoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings
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Māori Rock Carvings

8.30am Maori Carvings Scenic Cruise

Start your day off in Taupō right! Enjoy our daily 8.30am Scenic Cruise to the Maori Carvings on Lake Taupō. Get up close and personal to the Ngātoroirangi Māori carvings, and appreciate the culture and craftsmanship in a relaxed setting. Take a stunning tour of Lake Taupō’s bays as you cruise along the coastline, with a complimentary muffin and a hot cuppa of your choice. The journey is 90 minutes with an extended viewing time and educational commentary of the region, history, and cultural significance of the carvings themselves.

From $49.00
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Māori Rock Carvings

10.30am Maori Carvings Scenic Cruise

10.30am is the perfect time for a spot of morning tea, and getting up close and personal to the Ngātoroirangi Māori carvings on Lake Taupō. Appreciate the culture and craftsmanship, and the beautiful views of Taupō while cruising. Take a stunning tour of Lake Taupō’s bays as you cruise along the coastline. The journey is 90 minutes with an extended viewing time and educational commentary of the region, history, and cultural significance of the carvings themselves. Enjoy a complimentary muffin and a hot cuppa of your choice.

From $49.00
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Māori Rock Carvings

1.30pm Scenic Cruise On Lake Taupo

For a gentle after-lunch adventure, we recommend our 1.30pm scenic cruise of Maori carvings on Lake Taupō. This cruise offers an up-close look at the Ngātoroirangi Māori carvings, showcasing the culture and craftsmanship in a relaxed setting. You’ll also get to take a tour of Lake Taupō’s beautiful bays as you cruise along its coastline and enjoy a complimentary snack and drink. The journey is 90 minutes long, with extended viewing time and educational commentary about both the region and history behind the cultural significance of these impressive carvings.

From $49.00
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Māori Rock Carvings

3.30pm Scenic Cruise On Lake Taupō

Join us for a fantastic way to spend the afternoon on our 3.30 pm scenic cruise to the Maori carvings on Lake Taupō. Enjoy the craftsmanship of the carving of Ngātoroirangi in a relaxed setting with plenty of photo ops. The cruise is 90 minutes long and includes complimentary baking and cuppa. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Maori culture and see some of the stunning natural scenery that New Zealand has to offer.

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Māori Rock Carvings

5pm Scenic Cruise On Lake Taupō

End your day in Taupō with us on a scenic cruise on the lake and get up close to Ngātoroirangi Māori carvings. Get up close and personal and appreciate how they were created with such excellent craftsmanship. Take a stunning tour of Lake Taupō’s bays as you cruise along the coastline. The journey is 90 minutes with an extended viewing time and educational commentary of the region, history, and cultural significance of the carvings themselves.

From $49.00
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Māori Rock Carvings

Huka Jet and Cruise Combo

Chris Jolly Outdoors and Hukafalls Jet have teamed up to offer you the Taupō Classic adventure. Board the Cruise Cat at the Taupō Marina in the morning for a gentle scenic ride to view the famous Māori Rock Carvings of Mine Bay. After you return, it’s a quick drive to the Wairakei Tourist Park to board the Hukafalls Jet for your afternoon departure. It’s a 30-minute thrilling adrenaline rush, travelling at heart-stopping speeds along the Waikato River to view the incredible power of Huka Falls. Taste the best Taupō, New Zealand has to offer.

Adult $165
Child $110
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Daily Scenic Cruises to the Ngātoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are any of your activities child friendly?

Yes! We recommend the Māori Carving scenic cruise. We have activities onboard for kids and cosy indoor areas to chill out in. Our cruise gets you super close to the carvings for a unique experience you can call an educational day out with the fam.

Can you swim in Lake Taupō?

We would advise a good quality wetsuit if you’re going to attempt it in winter! but December through to March it is absolutely beautiful to get in to that fresh crystal clear water.

How old are the Māori carvings?

The Ngātoroirangi carvings are over 40 years old. They took four years to complete and were finished in 1980.

How big are the Ngātoroirangi rock carvings?

The Ngātoroirangi rock carvings are a staggering 14 meters tall.

What do the smaller sculptures around the Māori carvings represent?

The smaller sculptures surrounding Ngātoroirangi depict tupuna (ancestors) and kaitiaki (guardians) that are pivotal to the history of the local Māori tribe.

Is Lake Taupō a volcano?

Lake Taupō is a caldera volcano. Its last eruption about 1800 years. These days, Lake Taupō is the largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere.

Can kids drive the boat?

Yes! If you ask the skipper nicely.

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