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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
From US$29.69
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Sail at 2:00pmMost Popular
2.5 Hour sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard
US$29.69
Sail at 10:30am
2.5 Hour sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard
US$33.06
Sail at 5.00pm
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
US$36.43
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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 (281)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
A Marvelous Way To Spend An Afternoon In Taupo!

This trip was one I was not aware of the first time I visited Taupo in 2014, but before traveling now in 2018, I discovered it online, and thought it'd be great too book: I was not disappointed and not only is it inexpensive, but...More

Thank Jeff206
Reviewed 1 week ago
Relaxing Afternoon sailing

Very enjoyable experience sailing the lake out to the carvings. Very friendly skipper and full of information on the area.

Thank Jeanette N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A perfect day for sailing

We enjoyed a wonderful lake cruise with our skipper, Sarah. She was fun and full of information. We had a smaller group, which allowed for plenty of room on board. After we visited the rock carvings, Sarah put the sails up and we glided smoothly...More

Thank Cindy B
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cindy. Thanks for your review. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and had a perfect day! cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful way to get up close to the carvings

Very enjoyable experience with the family. The boat is lovely and Ceri is a wealth of information. We asked lots of questions and he knew all the answers! Chilly day so the lined ponchos and mulled wine were very much appreciated. Reasonable price for a...More

Thank RebeccaM5634
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and the little extra bits to keep you warm! cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lovely, relaxing afternoon on board a beautiful sailboat!

We enjoyed a lovely cruise in the afternoon and were lucky to have beautiful sunshine. A little rocky out but very smooth sailing back from the carvings. Kerry, our captain, was obviously really passionate about sailing and I enjoyed a nice long chat with him...More

Thank aquathest
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for your lovely review. We're rapt to hear you enjoyed your experience and enjoyed Kerry's skippering! Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

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