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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.

 

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.

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

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

  • 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 January 23 to January 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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12spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$32.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

12+spaces priced from:

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

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$13.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$13.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$30.00
  • Child - DAY$13.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$30.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$34.00
  • Child - DAY$18.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$13.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$24.00
  • Child - DAY$13.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - DAY$34.00
  • Child - DAY$13.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$31.00
  • Child - EVENING$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$27.00
  • Child - EVENING$20.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$31.00
  • Child - EVENING$20.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult - EVENING$31.00
  • Child - EVENING$20.00

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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Jacquie from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

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Amazing trip! Highly recommend

Our trip on lake taupo was just awesome! The guides were super chill and friendly, stated with pizza and wine before cruising out to the rock carving which was so cool to see. It was beautiful jumping in the crystal clear water, and great commentary on board. Even BYO wine is a great bonus! Highly recommend this trip as a beautiful way to see the lake.

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Renay Harris-Brocklesby from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

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Loved it!!!

Had a lovely evening on this trip. Crew were awesome and very informative and helpful. The whole family enjoyed, thank you. Would highly recommend.

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Mark Bretz from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

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Kakariki cruise

Great cruise. Awesome crew friendly and relaxed.

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Kaylee from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2020

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Awesome cruise!

We were made to feel right at home on Kakariki with pizza and beer on hand. Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly with a great cheeky sense of humour. We got very close to the carvings giving us an incredible view and anchored close by to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the lake jumping off the boat. My daughters and I loved the experience. Cheers!

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