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Lake Taupo: Maori Rock Carvings 1.5-Hour Scenic Cruise

Duration: 1.5 hours
22 Reviews

Take in the spectacular views of Lake Taupo framed by Tongariro National Park's majestic snow capped mountain peaks. Learn of centuries of Maori…

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4.4 / 5
based on 155 reviews

A fantastic afternoon. Skipper was great. Watching him trim the sails and be sped along by the wind made it all the better, so glad it wasn't a motor boat. The carvings are what you sent the pictures but, as always, better in real life. The skipper's commentary made it interesting, amusing and fresh, even though he must have said it thousands of times! A great experience, helped by beautiful weather, we even got to have a swim in the beautiful water from the yacht.

You cannot skip this activity in Taupo. Don’t miss the opportunity to swim in the Lake Taupo. It is a great experience. Sailing boat was beautiful. The guide was good but when the yacht is sailing I couldn’t hear anything from the other end of the yacht. I do nevertheless recommend it and I hope they find a solution for that... The carvings were beautiful and we have seen a duck family which was very cute.

Had a really great trip out to see the Maori carvings. Beautifully smooth cruise on a sunny late afternoon. There was a choice of lower and upper decks with us preferring the lower deck, sitting inside but able to venture outside to take photos. We used this fully to take photos of the beautiful surroundings and the carvings. Drinks were available making for a pleasant trip. Wonderful value.

Great experience. The boat driver hung around the carving for a while and there were beverages for purchase on board the boat (alcoholic and non alcoholic). Was a beautiful day. So glad we done it.

This was an amazing trip - so relaxing and enjoyable. The option to swim was great. Our Captain was great and knew his stuff when explaining the carvings and the history of the local area.