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Kakariki - Cruising to the Maori Rock Carvings

Step aboard and join us for a cruise on Kakariki!

Highlights

  • Taupo’s premiere all weather cruise or charter boat
  • 24 passengers, 12 metres long cruising 4-18knots
  • Swimming and fishing on every trip when time allows
  • Licensed and BYO, galley and toilet
  • Bowrider, flybridge, transom, cabin and duck board

Our comfortable boat will take you out to view the 14-metre high Maori Rock Carvings which are only accessible by water.

Kakariki will take you right up close for the perfect photo of Ngatororangi carved into the rock face.

As we cruise out to the carvings on crystal clear water you will be able to view the spectacular scenery from four comfortable seating areas. Either inside the cabin, outside in the cockpit, or climb upstairs to our flybridge. You can even have a Titanic moment out on our bowrider.

Our experienced skippers will talk to you about the historical, spiritual and cultural significance of the area.

Onboard we have all the essential facilities. A bathroom and an area for changing and a galley kitchen.

We provide free tea and coffee and are licensed to sell alcoholic drinks. R18

In summer we stop for a swim and our duckboard makes it easy for getting in and out of the water.

 

Departures:

10.30am, 2.00pm Departures: Your 2-hour cruise includes a free cup of tea or coffee and a Sail Barbary Postcard.

5.00pm and 7.00pm Departure: (summer only) Your 2.5-hour evening cruise includes buffet-style pizza selection,* a glass of Wine/Beer or Soft Drink, and a Sail Barbary Postcard. You can even BYO (Bring Your Own) prepared Food & Beverages (R18 for alcohol).

*Please Note: There must be 1 Adult ticket purchased for every 2 Child tickets for safety reasons.

 

Adult - DAY $40.00
Child - DAY $18.00
Adult - EVENING $45.00
Child - EVENING $29.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Meeting Point: We are located at Berth 9 &10, Redoubt St, Taupo Boat Harbour. You can access the Boat Harbour from Ferry Road (off Lake Terrace) or Redoubt Street. Free parking and public toilets are available at the Boat harbour.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • ***Important Information***

    When purchasing a child's ticket please include the ages of all children in the notes section.

    Proof of age may be requested upon check-in at the skipper's discretion.

    We reserve the right to transfer passengers to an alternative boat should weather conditions or other circumstances require it.

    This will not alter the tour route or inclusions - only the boat will change.

    Cancellations by the customer with less than 24hours notice will not be refunded.Tickets are non-transferable - please check your departure time and date are correct before proceeding to check out. All departures are subject to demand, minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.

  • Children Age 15 years and under (including infants).

Available Bookings from February 21 to February 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Thu 27 Feb

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$28.00
  • Child - DAY$14.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$28.00
  • Child - DAY$14.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$28.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$31.00
  • Child - EVENING$29.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$31.00
  • Child - EVENING$29.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$31.00
  • Child - EVENING$29.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$27.00
  • Child - EVENING$29.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$27.00
  • Child - EVENING$29.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Hans Kaenel from Switzerland wrote on 11 January 2020

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Maori Rock Carvings

Nice and friendly team. Good comments.

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David Crooks from Australia wrote on 21 February 2020

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Great afternoon trip on the lake

Boat holds 22 and whilst full there was still plenty of room for us all. A warm welcome on board from the 2 crew then served our welcome free beer or wine. Even before we got under way pizzas were opened and plentiful. We were perhaps lucky to have the calmest of days and sunny too making the whole 2 hours wonderful. Don’t forget your swimming gear - which we did! Great commentary added to the whole experience.

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Ariana from United Kingdom wrote on 20 February 2020

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Amazing trip! Book it now!

Great Trip - the crew were fantastic and really accommodating for us and our 10 month old. We had a brilliant time. Definitely a highlight of NZ.

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Chonnie from New Zealand wrote on 19 February 2020

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Best experience!

Had an absolute blast on this cruise! The guys were so awesome and friendly and also really knowledgeable. Can't recommend this cruise enough 😁

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Myra Belkot from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2020

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Great experience!

It was a lovely trip with great background information on the formation of Lake Taupo and about the area! The swim was amazing. Would definitely recommend doing it!

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