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

10.30am Maori Carvings Scenic Cruise

Enjoy our Daily 10.30 am Scenic Cruise of 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. The journey is 90 minutes with an extended viewing time and educational commentary of both the region, history and cultural significance of the carvings themselves. Enjoy a homemade muffin and a hot beverage of your choice, this is included in the price of your admission. Join us, and let our passionate tour guides and skipper make your holiday. Learn more…

From $45.00
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Māori Rock Carving Ngātoroirangi Taupo Lake Cruise cat expedition in Lake Taupo New Zealand

Māori Rock Carvings

1.30pm Scenic Cruise On Lake Taupo

Enjoy our Daily 1.30 pm Scenic Cruise of 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. The journey is 90 minutes with an extended viewing time and educational commentary of both the region, history and cultural significance of the carvings themselves. Enjoy a homemade muffin and a hot beverage of your choice, this is included in the price of your admission. Join us, and let our passionate tour guides and skipper make your holiday. Learn more…

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Māori Rock Carvings

3.30pm Scenic Cruise On Lake Taupō

The Chris Jolly Outdoor daily 3.30 pm Scenic Cruise of 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. Learn more…

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Māori Rock Carving Ngātoroirangi Taupo Lake Cruise cat expedition in Lake Taupo New Zealand

Māori Rock Carvings

5pm Scenic Cruise On Lake Taupō

Enjoy our Daily 5 pm Scenic Cruise of 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. The journey is 90 minutes with an extended viewing time and educational commentary of both the region, history and cultural significance of the carvings themselves. Enjoy a homemade muffin and a hot beverage of your choice, this is included in the price of your admission. Join us, and let our passionate tour guides and skipper make your holiday. Learn more…

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Lake Experiences

Huka Jet and Cruise Combo

Chris Jolly Outdoors and the team at Huka Jet have teamed up to offer you a double Taupō adventure. Depart from the Taupō Marina at the luxury sleep in hour of 10.30 am and head off onto the lake in Chris Jolly’s Cruise Cat for a gentle scenic ride to view the famous Maori Rock Carvings of Mine Bay. Take a bite of a home made muffin and a sip of tea before returning to take a 30 minute thrilling adrenaline rush aboard the Huka Jet as it travels at heart stopping speeds along the Waikato River to view the awesome power of Huka Falls Taupō.

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Māori Rock Carving Ngātoroirangi Taupo Lake Cruise cat expedition in Lake Taupo New Zealand

Māori Rock Carvings

Daily Scenic Cruises to the Ngātoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings

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Lake Experiences

Chartering a boat on Lake Taupō is the ultimate escape.

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Experience Together

Chris Jolly Outdoors can cater to all your group's Outdoor entertainment needs.

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Land Experiences

Step into some of the most exclusive and untouched areas of wilderness in New Zealand.

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he Taupō region is a fly fisherman's paradise, with over 600 kilometers of fishable water. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just getting started, there is a Chris jolly guided tour for you.

River Experiences

A trout fishing experience you will never forget in Taupō.

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FAQ

Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell shares his story

Master carver Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell shares his story behind the remarkable Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupō, New Zealand.

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.

How big are the Ngātoroirangi rock carvings?

The Ngātoroirangi rock carvings are a staggering 14 meters tall, they were created by sculptor Matahi Brightwell and reflect his ancestry.

How old are the Māori carvings?

The Ngātoroirangi carvings took four years to complete and were finished in 1980.

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.

Are any of your activities child friendly?

Absolutely, we recommend the Maori Carving scenic cruise. Our boats are stocked with full amenities and we even have treasure hunts and colouring-in sheets for the kids. Our Cruise Cat Boat has cosy indoor areas if the day is looking a bit overcast or to tuck up the little one who isn't quite feeling it. Our viewing platform means we can get you super close to the carvings for a unique culture filled experience you can chalk up to an educational day out with the fam.

Is jumping into the lake allowed off the boat?

It is encouraged! Show us your best bomb, the more water spray, the better.

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