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Lake Taupo Maori Rock Carving 2.5-Hour Sailing Cruise

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Get right up close to the extraordinary 14-meter high Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on an eco-friendly electric yacht on an experience that is the perfect mix of relaxation, fun and adventure.
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the renowned Maori Rock Carvings on a cruise
  • Enjoy light-hearted commentary from your certified skipper guide
  • Marvel at panoramic views of Lake Taupo on an eco-friendly vessel with no noise, fumes or pollution
  • Experience fun no matter the season with snuggle warm ponchos available during winter
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Discover Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings, possibly the largest of their type in the world and only accessible by boat. Enjoy sailing Lake Taupo at its best (and quietest) with New Zealand's only commercially operated fleet of electric yachts.

Set off with a friendly and experienced crew who have been sailing to these carvings since 1983. Make yourself at home on a lovingly restored classic white sailing yacht, which set the scene for a wonderful experience on stunning Taupo Moana (Lake Taupo). Sit back and relax as your fun and experienced guides explain the 800-year-old cultural significance of the 14-metre high Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. 

Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. Equipped for all conditions - if the wind dies down, the eco-friendly electric engine will kick in, moving you noiselessly through the water. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Snuggly warm ponchos are supplied for cooler days.
  • 2.5-hour cruise aboard an electric yacht
  • Experienced and professional local guide
  • Light-hearted commentary in English
  • Life Jackets
  • Water/wind-proof ponchos
  • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, milo, green tea, hot water)
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Additional drinks can be purchased onboard
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Nukuhau, Taupo 3330, New Zealand. If you are using a GPS or Google Maps, enter 10 Redoubt Street, Taupo. There is plenty of free parking at the Boat Harbour.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This activity is subject to minimum numbers and favourable weather conditions
• You are welcome to bring your own prepared food, snacks and or beverages (alcoholic beverages limited to guests 18 years and older by New Zealand law)

From £25.73 per person

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