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Kindred Spirit - Lake Taupo & Maori Rock Carving Cruise

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Escape the hectic of life and experience the beauty of the lake and the Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupō's largest charter yacht Kindred Spirit with superior comfort

Come on board and experience the beauty of a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings, one of the most extraordinary contemporary carvings in the world. Only view-able from the water, the likeness of Ngātoroirangi towers 14-meters above Lake Taupō, surrounded by over 40 smaller carvings.

Escape from hectic life for a while and enjoy the breathtaking views around. Listen to our experienced skippers and learn about the history of the lake. Give the crew a hand hoisting the sails and take a turn on the wheel or just snuggle under some blankets and enjoy the wide selection of drinks.

Kindred Spirit sails under full sails as much as possible or gently meanders, when it is truly calm, by a quite inboard diesel engine.

Take a dip and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. We offer the longest swim stop out of any company on the lake (weather dependent)!

There is a bathroom and changing room facilities on board.

10am Adult, Youth + Senior $49.00 (Youth Age is 15-17 years, Senior 65+)
10am Child $34.00 (5 - 14 years inclusive)
10am Infant $10.00 (0-4 years inclusive)
1pm Adult $59.00
1pm Youth + Senior $54.00 (Youth Age is 15-17 years, Senior 65+)
1pm Child $44.00 (5 - 14 years inclusive)
1pm Infant $10.00 (0-4 years inclusive)
Sunset Adult $69.00
Sunset Youth + Senior $64.00 (Youth Age is 15-17 years, Senior 65+)
Sunset Child + Infant $54.00 (Child 5 - 14 years inclusive, infant 0-4 years inclusive)
Family Pass $120.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Location

  • Berth #14, 65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3377, New Zealand

Notes

  • Please note the sunset cruise departure varies due to sunset times throughout the year. No sunset trip during the winter.

    Please contact the operator if you have any questions (all contact information will be provided on your booking confirmation email). Sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.

    Please let us know in advance if you have medical issues. The skipper has the last call on check in to decide if the trip is suitable regarding medical issues due to health and safety.

    People failing to show up for check-in will not be refunded. In some situations, with advance notice and with payment of a transfer fee and potential extra costs (food, price difference, depending on the trip), we might be able to transfer you to another trip.

    Please Note: The Christmas and Boxing Day Cruise times start at 3:00pm.

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Youth Age is 15-17 years. Infants 0 - 4 years.

    *A $4 surcharge is required for gluten-free pizzas to be paid directly on the day - pizzas are only available on the 1pm and sunset cruises.

Available Bookings from 25 Jun to 01 Jul 2022

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  • 10am Adult, Youth + Senior$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 10am Child$29.00
  • 10am Infant$10.00
  • Family Pass $120.00

  • 10am Adult, Youth + Senior$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 10am Child$29.00
  • 10am Infant$10.00
  • Family Pass $120.00

  • 10am Adult, Youth + Senior$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 10am Child$29.00
  • 10am Infant$10.00
  • Family Pass $120.00

  • 10am Adult, Youth + Senior$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 10am Child$29.00
  • 10am Infant$10.00
  • Family Pass $120.00

  • 10am Adult, Youth + Senior$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 10am Child$29.00
  • 10am Infant$10.00
  • Family Pass $120.00

  • 1pm Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 1pm Youth + Senior$44.00
  • 1pm Child$39.00
  • 1pm Infant$10.00

  • 1pm Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 1pm Youth + Senior$44.00
  • 1pm Child$39.00
  • 1pm Infant$10.00

  • 1pm Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 1pm Youth + Senior$44.00
  • 1pm Child$39.00
  • 1pm Infant$10.00

  • 1pm Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 1pm Youth + Senior$44.00
  • 1pm Child$39.00
  • 1pm Infant$10.00

  • 1pm Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 1pm Youth + Senior$44.00
  • 1pm Child$39.00
  • 1pm Infant$10.00

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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Ebony Wood from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2020

Amazing experience

We grabbed an amazing deal off Book Me however I'd be more then happy to pay full price for this experience again. Amazing local knowledge of the area by crew. The crew and other passengers on board would have to have been the best group of people I've been around in a very long time. We will definitely be back and we would highly recommended it to everybody we know and see. Fantastic job crew

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Ruane Kendrick from New Zealand wrote on 17 June 2021

Awesome experience

Really great skipper, very friendly and experienced, it was a bit choppy the day we went out but it was still an amazing thing to see along with the splendid sailing experience.

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Amy Pikia from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2021

Great time

Was a great time the skipper was a nice guy. Unfortunately we couldn't get to the carvings as the weatherade it to choppy and that wood be the only reason I did 4 not 5 stars. Was still a relaxing experience that I thoroughly enjoyed we will be bak

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From Kindred Spirit - Lake Taupo & Maori Rock Carving Cruise

Hi Amy, thank you for your review. I now it was a bugger that you couldn't make it there, but as you said, it was just too rough out of the bay that day. Awesome to hear you still enjoyed it. It would be awesome to welcome you back on board

michaels10 from New Zealand wrote on 02 March 2021

Cool as

We found it surprisingly informative and relaxing. Would highly recommend to others.

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From Kindred Spirit - Lake Taupo & Maori Rock Carving Cruise

Thank you Michael

John Wilson from New Zealand wrote on 12 February 2021

Mr

A very pleasant and relaxing cruise to interesting spots. Much to be recommended. You might even get a "spin" at the wheel!

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Thank you John :)

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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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10am Adult, Youth + Senior Youth Age is 15-17 years, Senior 65+

    10am Child 5 - 14 years inclusive

      10am Infant 0-4 years inclusive

        1pm Adult

          1pm Youth + Senior Youth Age is 15-17 years, Senior 65+

            1pm Child 5 - 14 years inclusive

              1pm Infant 0-4 years inclusive

                Sunset Adult

                  Sunset Youth + Senior Youth Age is 15-17 years, Senior 65+

                    Sunset Child + Infant Child 5 - 14 years inclusive, infant 0-4 years inclusive

                      Family Pass 2 Adults + 2 Children

                        *This option must be made together with another price type.
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