Daily Scenic Lake Cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings

Visiting the famous Maori Rock Carvings is a must do activities when you are in Lake Taupo. Only accessible by water, Chris Jolly Outdoors’ scenic lake cruises would be the fastest and most comfortable way to get to the Carvings. Take in the picturesque secluded bays and the spectacular snow capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park. Perfect for families with heaps of activities to keep the kids entertained.

More reasons to choose Chris Jolly Outdoors :

  • Cruise Cat is fully enclosed and heated, it’s warm and comfortable.
  • We are the quickets to the Carvings at only 1 hour 30 min return.
  • Free Wifi on board.
  • Entertainment for the kids.
  • Smoke free environment.
  • Wheelchair and push chair friendly, dependant on size and weight. Please contact staff to double check. Note that there is no wheelchair access to the toilets onboard.
  • Large outdoor decks for close up views of the Maori Rock Carvings.
  • Enjoy a complimentary freshly baked muffin and a hot cuppa.
  • Licensed bar and snacks available for purchase on board.

Departs daily from Berth 4, Taupo Boat Harbour. Please arrive 15 mins before your departure time.

Escape… Explore… Experience...

It was our first time out on Lake Taupo and I think this is by far the best way to get to the Maori Rock Carvings and explore the lake. The scenery is amazing, especially the snow capped Tongariro mountains as the perfect backdrop. We were so amazed at the intricacy of the Maori carvings. The highlight for the kids was feeding the ducks by hand from the top deck of the boat. They couldn't stop buzzing about it! A highly recommended trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors.

Angel Hudson

I would like to extend our gratitude to Simon, Ali, Emma and of course Charlie Brown for providing a fantastic day on board 'Supercat' yesterday. The Taupo staff fishing trip is a highlight in our calendar this year. The Claybird shooting, fishing and the dinner was fantastically organised and appreciated by all and we landed two Rainbow trout!

Neill Ross

I wanted to send a quick note to thank you and your fine team for looking after our team. We all very much enjoyed our cruise and I might add the weather that day certainly enhanced the overall experience! It was very good to cruise aboard Waianiwa again and I have to say she is a grand cruiser! We will keep in touch and look forward to working together again.

Patrick Bourke,