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Ernest Kemp Cruises

65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Cold and windy

Yes it was cold grey skies and windy but it was a wonderful trip 2 hours very picturesque. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MJFGWM
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Relaxing cruise with stunning view of Lake Taupo and the Maori Rock Carvings

Took the Ernest Kemp Cruises to visit the Maori Rock Carvings at Lake Taupo with may family in late... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lutlut7
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it was cold grey skies and windy but it was a wonderful trip 2 hours very picturesque. The crew were very friendly and informative. The rock face carvings were awesome. We booked through the information center and got a discount 👍

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Ernest Kemp Cruises to visit the Maori Rock Carvings at Lake Taupo with may family in late May 2018. My experience can be summarized below: What's impressive: - It's a replica of the original steamboat which gives you the feeling of slow and...More

Thank Lutlut7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 5:00pm cruise with Ernest Kamp and had a fabulous time. We left right on time the harbour to sail on Taupo Lake during 2 hours. The boat was charming and small: we enjoyed our time which included drinks, pizzas and cakes. The...More

Thank BTChevalier
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little steamboat with lovely crew and free hot drinks. A very nice two hour trip on Lake Taupo. Good views of the rock carvings. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We did the sunset cocktail cruise on what we found out was the last night of the season. There were good bits: Lots of time at the Maori carvings Plenty of drinks for the 2 hours But the bad bits: Pizza is from Dominos, not...More

Thank Perth1976
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The steam boat is brilliant, the atmosphere is relaxed and you get a great commentary of the lake and the areas history. The boat spends enough time at the carvings to get a good look around and good photo.

Thank Joseph H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed the time on the boat, it was quite a restful scenic trip, and you get a coffee and some biscuits. Great time.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Went with these guys as it was raining and so wanted some cover while still doing an activity, and was great value for money. Got very close to the carvings and lots of opportunities to take them in and take photos. Reasonable commentary and lovely...More

Thank Liddy E
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

After researching the different tours to the Maori Rock Carvings we decided with the Ernest Kemp Cruise for the steam boat experience and because it was much smaller boat and figured it wouldn't be crowded. It was a great experience and very beautiful and relaxing...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A really great 2 hour cruise from start to finish (5-7pm). Very helpful and friendly crew kept us fed and watered with beer, wine, pizza and delicious brownies, all included in the price. Amusing and informative commentary on key features including the contemporary Mine Bay...More

Thank Kim D
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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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