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Sightseeing Boat Cruise Along The Western Bays of Lake Taupo

Jump on board the Bay2Bay Water Taxi and discover the hidden gems of Lake Taupo's stunning Western Bays...


  • Visit the stunning Western Bays of Taupo by scenic boat cruise
  • Stop at unique locations only accessible by boat
  • Get right up close to waterfalls and enjoy beautiful scenic views
  • Plenty of amazing photo opportunities along the way
  • A fantastic way to see Taupo's hidden gems - perfect for all ages!

Get away from the crowds and discover Taupo's amazing Western Bays on board the iconic Taupo Bay2Bay Water Taxi!

Jump onboard, make yourself comfy on the inside couches or grab a front row seat outside as the exciting small group cruise begins on Great Lake Taupo, departing from Kinloch Marina.

You'll soak up unique views of the Lake and surrounding landscapes from the water before making our first stop at the stunning Kawakawa Bay. After having plenty of time to capture those post-card worthy shots, we'll then make our way to Honeymoon Bay and Waihora Bay where we'll stop again so you can take more photos and soak up the unspoiled natural beauty of these stunning locations - we'll even get you right up close to the waterfalls!

You'll be enthralled to see all the hidden gems and sights of the Western Bays, normally only accessible by cyclists, hikers, and climbers who walk the Great Lake Trail.

As we make our way back, cool off with a refreshing complimentary beverage while we travel at cruising speed so you can fully enjoy the last amazing views from this side of Lake Taupo.

Adult $80.00
Child $40.00 (Up to 12 years old)

What's included

  • Complimentary soft drink
  • Life jackets and sunscreen


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • There is a minimum of 4 persons required for trip to depart.

    Departure: Departs at 10am, Kinloch Marina, located 20 kms north west of Taupo on the shores of Whangamata Bay, Lake Taupo.

  • Child Age is 12 years and under. Please note the boat is alcohol and smoke-free.

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Tingy from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2020


Amazing experience and tipped Dan he was the coolest captain and truely a activity that needs to be experienced to believe. Just...Wow!

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