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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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awhinab2021 wrote a review 11 Jun
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Very knowledgeable friendly staff with a funny comedian skipper! Great experience for the kids and we were able to take our stroller on board for the baby. Tea coffee and milo provided alongside the yummy home made muffins were a bonus as the weather was cold when we went. Glad we booked online as it was sold out by the time we were rdy to sail off...Been a few times on chris jolly and will keep going in the future!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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jansalter2021 wrote a review 8 Jun
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
We would have liked some assistance at the top of the gangway getting off the boat as it was very steep due to low lake level.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
Responded 4 days ago
We would definitely like to see more water in the lake to make the boarding and disembarking easier for our guests. I will make sure our crew are all advised to give as much help as needed in the meantime. Thank you for mentioning it!
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Lilmiss_styxz wrote a review 7 Jun
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution
I needed to reground myself an this experience was worth it. The main part being when we left was grey clouds, and when we arrived at the carved rocks there was a patch of blue sky with the sun shining through. I couldn't get over that moment.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
Responded 4 days ago
Many thanks for your review - we appreciate you taking the time.
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tanrzontour wrote a review 6 Jun
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A great trip to the carvings - professional crew and well looked after boat with activities to keep the kids happy and entertained and the complimentary blueberry muffins were the icing on the cake!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
Responded 4 days ago
Wonderful review - thank you so much!
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Toni wrote a review 1 Jun
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The staff were so helpful. We had to change the day on a weekend because of weather and they were happy to accomodate our request and the limited mobility for our group.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review, we try our best to accommodate any changes and special requests our lovely customers have. Great to have you on board.
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