This is an opportunity to take tourists on our lake and showcase our Maori culture to them. The essence of the stories and songs retell the life of the lake and the footsteps of Ngātoroirangi across the land, because when we reach the cliff face of Ngātoroirangi as part of the cruise, what we say relates to him.

Taurikura facilitator, Henare Pitiroi

It's just something unique for Lake Taupo. Nobody else does it here. It's just awesome. It just goes with the whole area here, going around having a look at the history of the lake. Round there at the Maori rock carvings around there in Mine Bay.

Skipper Pete Boyle

We realised that there was a gap in the market for visitors wanting to experience Maori culture in the Great Lake Taupo region. Working with the local Te Kura Kaupapa facility and its community, we wanted something that would touch people’s hearts and are delighted to offer this interactive cultural experience on board Cruise Cat.

Katie Jolly, Chris Jolly Outdoors Director