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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo provided by Chris Jolly Outdoors

Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
4.5
Book in advance
from $35.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Enjoy a relaxing, scenic cruise on Lake Taupo that takes you to the contemporary Maori rock carvings on cliffs. Learn about Maori culture and the legends depicted in the carvings from the live on-board commentary. Admire beautiful views of the mountains of the Tongariro National Park. The morning departure includes tea, while the afternoon departure includes a fishing demonstration.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
A fun and relaxing trip suitable for the whole family
Snacks and coffee/tea are provided on the morning tour
Choose a morning or afternoon departure, to suit your schedule
Experience nature and culture in one easy trip
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9038P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Live commentary on board • A FREE HOMEMADE MUFFIN • Entry/Admission - Chris Jolly Outdoors • Entry/Admission - Maori Rock Carvings
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Lake Taupo Cruises, 65 Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Live commentary on board • A FREE HOMEMADE MUFFIN • Entry/Admission - Chris Jolly Outdoors • Entry/Admission - Maori Rock Carvings
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Lake Taupo Cruises, 65 Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lake Taupo Cruises
    65 Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Taupo
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chris Jolly Outdoors
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Maori Rock Carvings
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Lake Taupo Cruises
    65 Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.
    See address & details
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4.5
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R4705BLcarolined
Henderson, New Zealand117 contributions
Value for money
We did the afternoon sailing to the Maori carvings in Mine Bay which also included a trout fishing display. Very much set up for the overseas tourist which I am sure goes down very well.
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ChrisJollyOutdoors
We are striving to make our cruises appealing and informative to our highly valued locals as well tourists alike. We thank you for your feedback it is appreciated.
Written 12 May 2021
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Henri
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions
Fabulous
What a wonderful way to spend 90 minutes on the stunning Lake Taupo. A very informative, scenic extraordinaire trip. The crew were very friendly and helpful, we even had delicious blueberry muffins delivered.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and highly recommend this to anyone, its money well spent (and at $35 it's a cheap trip).
Written 30 April 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Thank you for joining us and taking the time to comment. We certainly had a beautiful weekend on the lake - Taupo at its best, I'm glad you were here to take advantage of it.
Written 2 May 2021
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Mata jr ngati
1 contribution
Fun
Apr 2021 • Family
It was a lovely trip nice coffee and hot chocolate on the way to the Maori carvings and nice hot baked muffins and plz put smoking that would be appreciated just saying cheers tho
Written 6 April 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Thank you for joining the cruise we are pleased you enjoyed it. Our scenic cruises are all 'non-smoking' in the interests of all on board.
Written 7 April 2021
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amypie71
Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand49 contributions
Cool experience
Apr 2021
We booked a tour for myself, my partner and best friend as we had never seen the carvings before, definitely lived up to what we'd seen and heard about them, fabulous. Boat wasn't too crowded, skipper was knowledgable and staff friendly.
Written 4 April 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Thanks so much for your review and we'd love to see you back here anytime.
Written 7 April 2021
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Alan M
Sanur, Indonesia24 contributions
Great Cruise for Wheelchair Users
Mar 2021 • Couples
This boat was great for wheelchair Users with lots of interesting local facts given out by the Skipper.

Despite the lower than normal lake level, they were able to board me from a different jetty. I am in a manual wheelchair.
Written 23 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ChrisJollyOutdoors
Thanks for your comments, we do our best to make the cruise accessible for all and were glad we managed to get you on board despite the very low lake level at present!
Written 28 March 2021
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Steve R
2 contributions
Awesome Trip
Mar 2021 • Friends
Great weather for our trip out to carvings lake was beautiful. Good hosts nice boat, highly recommend
Written 13 March 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Beautiful Autumn days last weekend, great weather for the cruises, thanks so much for coming.
Written 15 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Judave
Tauranga, New Zealand568 contributions
Great trip
We have been to Taupo many times but this was the first time we went out on a trip on the lake. It was worthwhile from the information gained from the commentary to the actual sights seen. The Maori carvings are worth seeing and we are really pleased we have. Recommend
Written 3 March 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the feedback and are happy you enjoyed the cruise. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
Written 8 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hinga
1 contribution
AMAZING
Feb 2021 • Couples
From start to finish it was an amazing experience. Commentary on the trip was so informative including the pointing out of important landmarks and their history. The carvings are a definite highlight and a must see. The spot of trout fishing added that 👌 👍 experience and the tasting was even better. Real value for money and highly recommended Thanks Chris and crew. We will be back for another experience when we're in Taupo again.
Written 16 February 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Great comments, thank you so much! We'd love to see you back here anytime!
Written 17 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wellnzer
Wellington, New Zealand41 contributions
Awesome ride !
Chris is a knowledgeable captain and we enjoyed listening to his informative talk on the boat trip to the Maori Rock carvings. The rest of the crew were fantastic as well. Lake Taupo is just beautiful and we had a beautiful scenic ride with the boat stopping at the Maori Rock carvings for a considerable amount of time to let people take as many pictures as they want. Coffee/Tea/Hot chocolate were provided along with delicious freshly baked muffins. I would highly recommend this trip.
Written 11 February 2021
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ChrisJollyOutdoors
Thank you for the wonderful review we really appreciate your feedback.
Written 17 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scott
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Definitely Worth It!
Awesome service, awesome experience and even a cheeky wine on the 5pm cruise. Would totally recommend.
Written 6 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ChrisJollyOutdoors
Glad you enjoyed the cruise, thank you for your comments.
Written 9 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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awhinab2021
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Queens birthday weekend
Very knowledgeable friendly staff with a funny comedian skipper! Great experience for the kids and we were able to
jansalter2021
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Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo
We would have liked some assistance at the top of the gangway getting off the boat as it was very steep due to low
Lilmiss_styxz
Lilmiss_styxz
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Good knowledge of the area
I needed to reground myself an this experience was worth it. The main part being when we left was grey clouds, and
tanrzontour
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Fanatstic Family Trip
A great trip to the carvings - professional crew and well looked after boat with activities to keep the kids happy
Alouettejakes
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Holiday with my Dad
The staff were so helpful. We had to change the day on a weekend because of weather and they were happy to accomod
Dysn0mia
Dysn0mia
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Excellent commentary
The skipper was fantastic - full of knowledge and had a great sense of humour - will definitely recommend
Karenschicks
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Maori Rock Carvings
Although the weather wasn't perfect, the trip was great. The lake level is extremely low so the only issue we had
8marley
8marley
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Family trip
What a wonderfully informative and scenic experience. Fantastic commentary along with helpful staff made this a gre
David7Townsend
David7Townsend
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Rock carvings
Amazing experience great staff with lots of knowledge of lake taupo ,surrounding areas and the rock carvings
TeukuE4
TeukuE4
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Loved it!
I loved the Chris Jolly Outdoors. I would recomend to come here beucase the Maori Carvings were brillant! They even
mrstuhaka
mrstuhaka
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Lovely adventure out to Māori Rock Carvings
Enjoyed our trip out to the Māori Rock Carvings aboard a large modern Chris Jolly boat. Awesome commentary on boar
turnbullsm
turnbullsm
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Great value on a Great Lake!
We took visiting family from the South Island on this trip and it was an excellent relaxed way to get out on the la
thompsonmc2016
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Lovely Muffins!
We visited this attraction with some elderly parents. The access to the boat was down quite a steep plank which the
colin m
colin m
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cruise
my 80th birthday treat with family cruised out to the maori rock carvings then the kids did some fishing 6 fish wer
Kirsty I
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Beautiful afternoon on the water
Entertaining for our teens. They enjoyed the commentary/facts about the area. Lots of space, fantastic boat, very c
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