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Maori Rock Carvings

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Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand
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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“ernest kemp” (43 reviews)
“boat trip” (35 reviews)
“lake taupo” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lake Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand
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"ernest kemp"
in 43 reviews
"boat trip"
in 35 reviews
"lake taupo"
in 43 reviews
"only accessible by boat"
in 6 reviews
"smaller ones"
in 5 reviews
"steam boat"
in 7 reviews
"chris jolly"
in 4 reviews
"rock face"
in 4 reviews
"evening cruise"
in 6 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"two hours"
in 4 reviews
"great trip"
in 4 reviews
"trout"
in 7 reviews
"new zealand"
in 5 reviews
"maori"
in 22 reviews
"ernst"
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"carved"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although these rock carvings are not too historic, they nevertheless are worth viewing from a sail around Lake Taupo. Most of the boat trips leaving from Taupo harbour include a sail past these photogenic rock carvings

Thank Emeralda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, there was only a short time to enjoy this magical place. The waves in the lake were too large for the ship to stay longer at the cliff :(

Thank Maris Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a contemporary art and a little scary for the little kids. actually, the boat have already made the lovely journey in the lake.

Thank Danni W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Taupo, one of the largest lakes in New Zealand's North island is fascinating! Not only because its a lake that has been created from the caldera of a fiery volcano - which last erupted at the time Gautam Buddha lived - but because in...More

Thank Bharat W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a wonderful sight to behold, after a lovely half hour cruise onto the lake and then find this little cove with such a lovely spiritual carving was a true delight to the eyes

Thank Hevnkev K
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Something to do on a lazy day. Feel the breeze and view up close and personal with a Moari Carvings on a huge rock. Something you do once and perhaps more than once if you are a local.

Thank travellingbeebee
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were able to see these carvings by boat that picked us up from one of the many bush walks that ended at the lake edge... recommended.

Thank ArcticTurtle
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We sailed to these carvings on a lovely sunny day, the water is amazingly clear and the scenery is quite lovely, the carvings are not old, but would have take quite a bit of effort, not a long trip but I’m glad we went as...More

Thank Debra T
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The boat ride to the carving was very enjoyable and the time spent getting there and back was excellent The carvings its self is a little over rated ,,if it was done a few hundered years ago it would have more going for it ,disapointing

Thank Francis R
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We visited the carvings during a boat trip. They're pretty impressive considering their location - only accessible by water. They are modern carvings, but a very unique attraction worth seeing.

Thank Susan R
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Bruno M
6 January 2018|
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Response from Kasper454 | Reviewed this property |
either, or both are available. Need to consider weather, wind and lake conditions before making choice
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Steph K
13 November 2017|
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Response from dsp1015 | Reviewed this property |
We booked online via Sail Barnaby, cheapest among the ones we saw. Plus, they have online promos so we got additional discounts. Always better to book online rather than take a chance that there will be available slots. :D
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abigail s
9 March 2017|
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Response from darryn J | Reviewed this property |
Bound to on a charter
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