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Ernest Kemp Cruises

65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 9222
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One of the best NZ cruises ever!!

We recently stayed in Taupo at the start of February and booked a dinner cruise at 5pm with Ernest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jollys99
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Newcastle, England
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Fantastic 5pm cocktail cruise

My wife and I embarked on the 5pm cruise and loved every bit. The crew was very helpful, happy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Craig G
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65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 9222

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently stayed in Taupo at the start of February and booked a dinner cruise at 5pm with Ernest Kemp cruises. This has got to be one of the best cruises we have had during our visit to NZ. The host Roti was very nice...More

Thank jollys99
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I embarked on the 5pm cruise and loved every bit. The crew was very helpful, happy and this made the cruise!!! The scenery is awesome and this is a must do!!! Plenty of food and drinks were made available.

Thank Craig G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the cruise to the Maori carvings. Cruise was lovely and the carvings amazing. The information given along the way was really interesting and informative - particularly that Taupo was originally a dead lake. Only spoiler was some local brats were climbing all over...More

Thank janefromspain2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Simon and Neha for a wonderful cruise on beautiful Lake Taupo. We decided on the 5:00 cocktail cruise and what a great choice. The vessel itself is quite unique and the cruise has a relaxed atmosphere. It was very enjoyable just cruising on the...More

Thank hopa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we stayed for the morning cruise before leaving Taupo. It was worth seeing the Maori carvings even though the trip started with rain.

Thank nancysS8529XF
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this tour to the Maori carvings. The boat leaves several times daily. The lake offers many photo opportunities, and the ride is pleasant. There is a pamphlet on board that describes the drawings, as well as complimentary cookies, and hot beverage. Overall, it...More

Thank a r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the MAORI ROCK CARVINGS – COCKTAIL CRUISE at 5pm on 4 Feb 2018 and we were the only Chinese group on board. The staff members (Neha & Rauti) were so friendly, active and self-motivated. They always smiled, kept an eye on the customers...More

Thank Atpfellow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take this trip at the last moment and we’re very glad we did. We were greeted with a beer / glass of wine and Pizza was served as we cruised in Lake Taupo. After visiting the Maori carvings the boat moored in...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thourally enjoyed our 2 hour cocktail cruise to the Maori rock carvings. While not super old, carved starting in 1976, they are pretty cool. The staff on the boat were friendly and seemed to enjoy what they are doing. Swimming was fun and water...More

1  Thank DugW65
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted on arrival with friendly staff and a welcome drink. We set off onto the lake with breathtaking views. Ian our captain was very knowledgeable gave informative commentary along the way. Roti (sorry if we’ve spelt your name wrong) was professional and friendly....More

Thank caitlingodber
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TasmanianRed
21 April 2016|
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Response from Helen6161 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does, and you can help yourself to free hot drinks and biscuits. Very safe when travelling with young children.
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CazRiyadh
11 November 2015|
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Response from Carol58a | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry but we rang the staff of Ernest Kemp when we arrived in Taupo. They were wonderful and extremely helpful. It is definitely a must do when in Taupo. Enjoy!
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