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Scenic Māori Rock Carving Cruise - Chris Jolly Outdoors

Discover the ancient Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupō with the trustworthy team at Chris Jolly Outdoors!

Highlights

  • 90 Minute cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings with live commentary
  • Stylish and spacious vessel with plenty of room for large groups
  • Spectacular viewing platforms get you right up next to the scenery
  • Live fishing demonstration on-board (1.30pm cruise only)
  • Trustworthy team with over 40 years experience

Tick off one of the top things to do in Taupō as you visit some of New Zealand's most extraordinary artworks, the historic Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings!

Attracting visitors from all around the world, the Māori Rock Carvings are truly unique and only accessible by water, towering 14-metres above Lake Taupō.

You'll travel aboard the Cruise Cat, a stylish vessel that has been built for comfort offering warm booths and spacious viewing platforms that get you right up next to the scenery.

Enjoy live commentary and a hot beverage and muffin on board, and keep the kids entertained with colouring, a treasure hunt, or even driving the boat if the skipper allows. The afternoon cruise also includes a trout fishing demonstration where you'll also learn about various fishing options on Lake Taupō.

The friendly team at Chris Jolly Outdoors has over 40 years of experience and place high importance on your safety and wellbeing, so you can expect exceptional service, high attention to hygiene, and an all-round awesome time out on the water!

Adult $49.00
Child $15.00 (5 - 18 years)
Infant $0.00 (Under 5 years)
Family $128.00 (Price $128 if purchased separately - Discounts shown from this rate)

What's included

  • Hot beverage and muffin
  • Live commentary
  • Live fishing demonstration (1.30pm cruise only)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure Location: Taupō Harbour
  • Berth 4, Taupō Boat Harbour, Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330

Notes

  • Child Age 5 - 18 years inclusive. Family Pass is for 2 Adults + 2 Children.

  • Pram and wheelchair access - please notify operator upon booking.

Available Bookings from September 20 to September 26

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family$75.00

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

4.8

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diannel2 from New Zealand wrote on 20 September 2021

Family outing.

We will be back again. Absolutely gorgeous and very special place. Exceptional crew. Even at covid level 2 this is a worthwhile experience.

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Thank you for your comments and the photos - see you again!

Marcia from New Zealand wrote on 19 September 2021

A jolly time

Such a good time! My two friends and I went and had the best time. It was definitely a highlight of our visit to Taupo. Warm muffins, nice breeze through your hair, great vibes.

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Thank you for your review and for joining us - love to see you here again some time.

Shivani from New Zealand wrote on 08 September 2021

Amazing Tour

Amazing tour and lovely staff ♥️

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Thank you for cruising with us, we loved having you on board and will look forward to seeing you again some day.

Jodi Christie from New Zealand wrote on 26 August 2021

AmaIng!!

AmIng experience, amazing service highly recommended!

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Thank you for coming!

Jesse Worthington from New Zealand wrote on 16 August 2021

Awesome

Great experience for a great price and the crew are very friendly

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Thanks Jesse, look forward to seeing you again some time.

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