Deals, News and Special Offers

New Product – Snowshoeing in New Zealand’s Central Plateau

Imagine yourself in a winter wonderland in the Central Plateau taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Snowshoeing is an adventure in the snow using special snowshoes to prevent sinking in soft snow and provide grip when the snow is hard or icy. It is simply walking in snowy conditions.

Our exclusive Snowshoeing New Zealand packages are for virtually anyone, offering you the freedom to explore a pristine winter landscape you will never forget.

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New Product – Survival Wilderness Experience

In order to help you be a little more prepared in unwanted situations, Chris Jolly Outdoors is offering an Interactive Survival Walk where you will learn basic survival skills from finding water and food to building shelters. Our guide will show you how you can fully utilise the items you have on you and other discarded items you may find around you.

Get in touch with your inner explorer as you learn to survive off the land, with nothing but a knife and a few items on hand. Learn about the native New Zealand bush, and most importantly how you can survive in the wild in your own natural environment. You will go through a fun and empowering learning process of show me, help me, let me. Be assured that you will leave with a set of skills you can take with you anywhere in the world.

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Up to 50% Off Scenic Cruises This Winter

Winter is one of the most spectacular times to take in the surrounding Lake Taupo scenery as the Tongariro National Park will be blanketed in snow. Take advantage of our winter deals and get yourselves out on the Lake this winter.

Get 50% off an Adult ticket, making it only $23 (normally $46), on our 10.30am Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise this winter.
Enter code AMWINTER at checkout. Book online HERE.

Get 50% off an Adult ticket, making it only $23 (normally $46), on our 1.30pm Taste of Taupo Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise this winter.
Enter code PMWINTER at checkout. Book online HERE.

Get 30% off an Adult ticket, making it only $32.20 (normally $46), on our 5pm Knight Rider Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise this winter.
Enter code KNIGHT30 at checkout. Book online HERE.

Valid from 1 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019.
Not valid with any other promotions and during school holidays from 6-21 July 2019.

Kids Go FREE this July School Holidays

Not sure of what to do with the kids this school holidays? Get them out and about on on our our popular Lake Taupo Scenic Cruises as up to 2 kids (5-18 yrs) get to go FREE with every paying adult.

Valid from 6-21 July 2019.
Not valid on Knight Rider Scenic Cruise and with other promotions.

Call us at 0800 252 628 or book online below.

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Newly Refurbished Waikare II Perfect For Your Corporate Parties

Waikare II, which was built for the Vietnam War, has undergone a major refurbishment and is now ready for corporate hospitality.

Two new fuel-efficient engines had replaced Waikare II’s 50-year-old diesel engines, making the boat more environmentally friendly and super quiet. There’s hardly any noise now while cruising so trout don’t stand a chance! Waikare II has also been spruced up with a new coat of paint and is looking mighty fine inside and out.

The newly refurbished boat is available for private charters so call 0800 252 628 to secure your party or staff do on Waikare II before it’s all booked up!

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Chris Jolly Outdoors Awarded Best Tourism Team!

Wow what can we say….. first of all being a finalist for ‘Innovation in Customer Experience’ and ‘Best Tourism Team’, was an honour in itself and we thank you for the nomination. Coming away from the 2018 Stella Awards with a WIN in ‘Best Tourism Team’ was amazing as we were up against fantastic businesses and their teams. We thank our staff so much for all the hard work they do for Chris Jolly Outdoors. Our team is the back bone for the business and we are lucky to have them all onboard.

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Sunday Kiwiana Brunch Scenic Cruise

Would you like to know what it really means to be Kiwi? Get to know what makes Kiwis Kiwi on this Kiwiana themed brunch cruise.

Enjoy the tastes of traditional Kiwi cuisine; bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, baked beans and good old Vegemite on toast with a glass of fresh orange juice! Don’t worry, we have a meat-free option for our vegetarian friends too.

Find out about Kiwi quirkiness, the weird slangs we have for things (what in the world is a jandal?!), our favourite songs and our passions (yes it’s true, we are rugby mad!) as you cruise in comfort on Lake Taupo.

Sit back and listen to some awesome Kiwi music whilst enjoying the view that makes Taupo a wonderful place to visit! We love New Zealand (Taupo especially), so let us share our passion for the Lake and what it is to be a Kiwi with you!

Make this your perfect Sunday morning activity on the Great Lake.

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

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A Dutch-Styled Beer, Made Right Here

Our director Simon Jolly likes a good beer just like most Kiwi men and women, but he wanted to craft something that reflected the freshness of Lake Taupo. His ‘Jolly Pilsener’ is a refreshing Dutch-style craft beer made from the pristine waters of Lake Taupo, lovingly brewed right here in Taupo by Chris Jolly staff and served cold to you.

Jolly Pilsener is now available on any of our scenic cruise trips. Next time you are cruising with us, you’ll need to try it!

Chris Jolly Outdoors Family Special

As winter approaches the Tongariro National Park mountains get blanketed in snow, creating a stunning winter wonderland. It’s one of the best times to head out onto the lake to appreciate this spectacular landscape.

We’ve got a great family winter 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 (5-17yrs). Normally $128, 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!

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Family Deal Chris Jolly Outdoors

Chris Jolly Outdoors Boats are now Smoke Free

We appreciate you coming out with us and want only the best experience possible for you and that is why we have decided to make all our scenic cruise trips completely smoke free.

This makes it an excellent trip for family and kids as well as non-smokers.

It is our pleasure to keep on providing quality experiences to all of our guests. We look forward to hosting you soon.

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