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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings provided by Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 19/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings
We keep up to date with the government's recommendations to businesses regarding Covid 19. Our region is currently at Level 2.
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Updated 19/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
We have been cruising to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1982. This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this culturally significant 46 foot (14m) high rock art. Excellent, amusing and current commentary on Lake Taupo, the volcanoes and the carvings.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo
    Berths 9 &, 10 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    See address & details
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    Maori Rock Carvings
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Cruise out to the Maori rock carvings on our modern all weather boat. Learn about the culture, history and sustainability of the region. View up close the 14 metre high face of Ngatoroirangi and smaller carvings on the waterline. Marvel at the crystal clear water, green bushline and mighty volcanic mountains. We have 4 different seating areas to enjoy the views from. Bow, cabin, cockpit or climb up to the flybridge for elevated views. If there is time watch a trout fishing demonstration. We encourage swimming Summer or Winter!
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  • You'll end at
    Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo
    Berths 9 &, 10 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo, Berths 9 &, 10 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Restroom on board
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Toasty warm ponchos
  • Evening cruises include a glass of wine/beer/soft drink
  • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase
  • Swimming is encouraged
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Near public transportation.
  • Free car parking
  • What to Bring: Dress casual, comfortable and warm (layered clothes work best), windproof/showerproof jacket, swimwear and towel (during summer), sunglasses, hat and don’t forget your camera!
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative boat, date or full refund.
  • Please note: You are welcome to bring your own prepared food and beverages. NZ law requires adults to be R18 and over to drink alcohol.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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penina638 wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand20 contributions2 helpful votes
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An excellent tour! Very interesting - about Lake Taupo and the area, history, mythology, biology/ecology, trout fishng, and the Maori art carvings and more! Two very lovely and knowledgeable crew/guides. Even better that we got discounted ticket prices. Definitely recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Barbary B, Manager at Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for your excellent review. I think you covered all the necessary information about the trip brilliantly. I will pass on your compliments to the Skipper and crew.
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Chris K wrote a review Jul 2020
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Chris & Matt were so friendly & helpful. They certainly looked after us 9 ladies & nothing was a problem! Highly recommend this trip. We
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Barbary B, Manager at Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings
Responded 4 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for the recommendation. The guys are a great team and I am delighted they looked after you so well.
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo
dancernz
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Maori rocks experience to remember!
Having never been on an electric sail boat before, we were not disappointed with our trip out to the Maori rock wal
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DonaldsonsOnTour
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Amazing Trip
This was an absolutely fantastic trip! A lively cruise in the Lake where you can sit back and relax and take in all
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Helenhpf
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Cruisy cruise
Kerry the skipper was great, excellent value for money. Carvings exceeded expectations and the swim was refreshing
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Linda C
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Great trip
Brilliant trip with Kerry. Such a relaxing afternoon. Loved the electric motor - not only was it eco friendly but l
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Dexterdog193
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Romantic trip for two
We had a fabulous time, weather was beautiful and the sail was lovely. Would highly recommend, very romantic sittin
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AlisonHastings1989
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Amazing!
I hate boat rides because I get seasick easily but this one was actually fine. Its quite smooth on the lake and the
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Navigator728144
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Great experience on a budget
Ngā mihi Sail Barbary. This is a beautiful way to experience Lake Taupō. It's such a pleasant sail and we loved bei
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Eelkins
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Nice, chilled trip
About a 2 and a half hour sail. Nice time for chilling and enjoying the views and weather. Great overview of the
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ExpatYankee91
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Don’t miss this chance to sail to the Maori carvings at Mine Bay
We had a lovely day on the eco-sailboat going to see the Mine Bay carvings. I normally am seasick on boats but the
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tripstar2018
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Peaceful relaxing sailing experience
Very enjoyable and peaceful trip the host was funny and informative would thoroughly recommend the day was idyllic
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laurakev26
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Great boat trip
Had a great trip eco sailing out on Lake Taupo with Kerry as the skipper. Got to spent the trip up the front of the
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LisaV2095
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Great day on yachting!
My friend and I and her two 14 year old daughters took a trip with Sail Barbary out to the Maori Rock Carvings on a
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Bevanhuddoiouy
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Great trip
Professional yet light hearted staff. Great commentary on a magnificent lake. Well worth taking the time to do.
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SGH60
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Awesome day on the lake
Absolutly loved the trip. Captain was great, experienced and full of knowledge. Will do this again and bring a frie
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NicolaM397
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So relaxing and quiet
Loved this so relaxing. Kerry was lovely. Fully recommend the sail boat. Very quiet. No fumes to smell.
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  • Duration: 2h
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