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Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Taupo, New Zealand
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About Chris Jolly Outdoors
Chris Jolly Outdoors - the trusted tour to the Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo for 40 years. A family business that offers 'Outdoor experiences of a lifetime' in boating, fishing, hiking and biking. Their scenic cruise is a comfortable and stylish ride, with booth seating, full bar and amenities onboard suitable for all ages. We have a 10.30am, 1.30pm and 5pm (summer) departure, with awesome deals for backpackers, families and groups (contact us for details!) Outside of our public cruise we specialise in creating unique and bespoke packages in the region, with privately guided tours of the New Zealand outdoors. Enquire today to create your dream experience with Chris Jolly. #GET JOLLY
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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.
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JackECTrip wrote a review 28 Jun
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I really enjoyed the information given by the guide on the trip out and the carvings give an almost mystical feeling upon the lakeside!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Thanks for your comments - Glad you loved the cruise.
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Zele22 wrote a review 28 Jun
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Great experience, The Skipper was great, filled us with lots of information regarding the history of Taupo and its lake and the Carvings
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Many thanks for your comments!
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carly903 wrote a review 28 Jun
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Thank you so much to the awesome crew! We came from Tauranga but originally whakapapa to the area so we were pleased to learn more about the history of the lake especially Motutaiko. Wonderful experience, great host and alot of laughs. Look forward to the next one!
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Wonderful comments and feedback - thank you so much. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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Gundajayan wrote a review 26 Jun
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The skipper Sarah was so good..her way of explaining things was excellent. The trip was so enjoyable. We learnt about the Tqupo history!! We got to appreciate maori carving. To top it all we were enjoying warm muffins and hot cuppa onboard while having this amazing experience
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Fabulous feedback - thank you. I'll pass this on to Sarah....
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kdub-centurion wrote a review 26 Jun
Pretoria, South Africa9 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great day trip out to the carvings on lake Taupo on a pretty chilly day. The water was flat which made for smooth travelling. The commentary provided on board was really interesting and entertaining and the captain and crew of the boat made sure that everybody was taken care of and had ample opportunity to take photos and enjoy the carvings from every angle. The crew provided some activities for the kids which kept them entertained. A gas heater kept everyone warm on the upper deck with tea, coffee and hot chocolate provided along with a delicious muffin that went down really well. Overall a really good experience which I can happily recommend.
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Many thanks for your comments and recommendation, we really appreciate you taking the time!
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