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Lake Taupo: Sailing Trip to the Maori Rock Carvings

Lake Taupo: Sailing Trip to the Maori Rock Carvings

From £24.27 per person

Experience the best way to explore Lake Taupo with an environmentally-friendly sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover one of the most extraordinary contemporary carvings in the world
  • Enjoy superior comfort with a large deck space and a lounge under the main deck
  • Learn about the history of the area from your local guide
  • Tuck into delicious pizza with drinks
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters
Full description
Enjoy a true sailing experience onboard a classic sailing boat with a sailing tour of Lake Taupo. Explore the beauty of the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, its breathtaking clear waters and stunning surroundings of mountains, hidden bays, and the lush green of bushes and trees. Learn from your local and experienced guide about the history of the lake, the Maori Rock Carvings, and their cultural significance. Get involved in the sailing side and give the crew a hand or just sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort and space on this classical sailing boat. Listen to some music and the sound of the water when gliding through the lake, only using the power of wind whenever it is possible. Stop for a swim in the fresh waters before snuggling up under some blankets on the way back to shore.
  • 2.5-hour cruise
  • Local guide
  • Lifejackets
  • Blankets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Drinks and pizza (for afternoon and evening tours)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional drinks (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Jacket
  • Swimwear
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Shoes indoors

Know before you go

  • The sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions
  • In the event of bad weather, it may not be possible to view the Maori Rock Carvings, this decision is made at the discretion of the skipper for the health and safety of all on board the vessel
  • You can bring your own drinks onboard the boat
Customer reviews

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Awesome weather for an beautiful sailing sunset trip. The sunset, the carving, swimming and to top it all the guide was an awesome guy making the trip worthwhile and the most amazing highlights of the trip.

22 January 2022

Excellent. Would highly recommended the sunset tour.

2 January 2022

A guy who guide us, he is very nice well I believe everyone was so happy with this trip as he gave us a good hospitality.

30 December 2021

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