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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo

Highlights
  • Sailing cruise on Great Lake Taupo
  • Set sail for the Maori rock carvings of Mine Bay
  • Learn about the history of the art from a knowledgeable guide
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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo
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2.5 Hour sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard
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2.5 Hour sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard
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2.5 Hour evening sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. Includes buffet style pizza selection, glass of wine/beer/soft drink & a Sail Barbary Postcard. Departs 5.00pm
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Overview
Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
What to Expect
Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. We have been offering sailing cruises to these carvings for over 30 years.

Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even bring your own food and beverages. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi.

The boat is equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, our eco-friendly electric engine will kick in. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Warm ponchos are supplied.
Reviews (295)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful experience

A lovely sailing trip, with an interesting destination. And very affordable as well. Well worth doing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Taner_Edis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Sailing the Lake

I wanted to visit the carvings and going by sail boat was much sexier than the alternative. The guide was great, very knowledgeable and kept us all informed of not only the sites but also the workings of the boat. The refreshments on the return...More

1  Thank KathleenT1222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must-do in Taupo

Absolutely loved our sail trip on Lake Taupo last week. The skipper was very skilled and quite entertaining, she knows a lot about the region and she travelled a fair bit. We really enjoyed listening to her stories while enjoying the amazing views of Lake...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frogroo
Barbary B, General Manager at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow thanks for the amazing review! Sarah is one of the best, a very talented skipper who i'm sure will love hearing that you thoroughly enjoyed your cruise with her. From the Sail Barbary team :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely way to see Lake Taupo and learn more about the area

Sarah was a great skipper and as she grew up in Taupo, she was very knowledgeable about the region. The maori rock carvings are impressive and well worth the trip. The Barbary is beautiful and the beanbags on deck make for a very comfortable time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva N
Barbary B, General Manager at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review Eva! I'm sure the very talented skipper Sarah would love to hear you enjoyed the cruise with her and your time on our beautiful yacht. From the Sail Barbary team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to go out to the carving

Really enjoyed the sail trip out to the craving. Did the evening with pizza and drink added. Guides had lots of great information. Nice to be on a more personal trip than the more crowded boats.

Thank aliciam610
Barbary B, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. We love what we do.

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