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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy a relaxing, scenic cruise on Lake Taupo that takes you to the contemporary Maori rock carvings on cliffs. Learn about Maori culture and the legends depicted in the carvings from the live on-board commentary. Admire beautiful views of the mountains of the Tongariro National Park. The morning departure includes tea, while the afternoon departure includes a fishing demonstration.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lake Taupo Cruises
    65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.
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  • 1
    Lake Taupo
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Chris Jolly Outdoors
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Maori Rock Carvings
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Lake Taupo Cruises
    65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • A fun and relaxing trip suitable for the whole family
  • Snacks and coffee/tea are provided on the morning tour
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure, to suit your schedule
  • Experience nature and culture in one easy trip
Important Information
Departure Point
Lake Taupo Cruises, 65 Redoubt Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • A FREE HOMEMADE MUFFIN
  • Entry/Admission - Chris Jolly Outdoors
  • Entry/Admission - Maori Rock Carvings
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
169Reviews
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April C wrote a review Jan 17
6 contributions2 helpful votes
I can't believe we hadn't done this sooner. They catered so well to our large family. The kids had a blast test driving the boat (and testing out the horn). The Skipper was very humorous and gave us other family friendly suggestions of things to do on our time away. Great
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the feedback. Come again!
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Jerry wrote a review Jan 17
Waikato Region, New Zealand5 contributions
cool boat ride weather was great good commentary interesting to hear about the history would recommend
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 6 days ago
Many thanks for your comments!
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Josh R wrote a review Jan 8
Christchurch, New Zealand56 contributions21 helpful votes
We chose to do this cruise as it has great reviews, and also the weather wasn’t the best for kayaking. We were very happy with our experience, our boat captain had great knowledge and insight to everything around the area and lake. Once we got to the rock carvings he drove the
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you had such a good time.
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AngelineF wrote a review Jan 6
45 contributions26 helpful votes
Beautiful weather, great commentary from Skipper Gil who also has amazing knowkedge of local iwi and area - fantastic te reo maori pronunciation. You can enjoy an ice cold beer or a chilled wine while gazing at the most stunning scenery with a brilliant guided tour to accompany
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the great feedback your comments are appreciated.
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Leah Williams wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions
My partner and I were the only 2 to book on this particular day/time and they still took us! Gil and Lauren were so accommodating and friendly which made this tour so wonderful! We had the whole to boat ourselves which was super awesome and learned so much from our one on one
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
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If you have booked, we will do our best to take you! Thank you for coming and pleased you enjoyed a 'private tour'
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Jojo55971
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Amazing
Everything about this trip was amazing. Kids loved it, we loved it. Lots to entertain the kids and a very friendly,
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Geoffrey S
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great trip and the muffins were fantastic
what a lovely was to spend a couple of hours, staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the muffins were the best i
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Mamasita1020
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The kids loved it!
Boat was big and spacious to move around, smooth sailing accompanied with complimentary tea, coffee and water and y
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Toonana
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A sight To Behold
What an amazing boat trip to the Moari Rock carvings on Lake Taupo. The boat journey was such fun - my grand daugh
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tessabevin
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Jolly ole jolly
Cool cruise super kid friendly and reasonably priced!! Nice way to enjoy some time on the water, very relaxing.
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mathematix101
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Trip with me and my girlfriend
Trip was good. Was very interested in seeing the Maori carving and the boat front and rear both went close to the c
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matavaojustin
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Amazing
Everything was awesome from the intro to the End of the cruise. Not only you get great views out on The waters of T
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Justen78
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Great Trip!
We went on the 1Pm cruise. The captain was great and very knowledgeable. The boat is large and very comfortable the
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customercd5epcb52021
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Fantastic cruise to view the Maori Carvings
Would highly recommend this cruise a very informative commentary and learnt a lot about the history and points of i
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Jared-Kiwi
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Family group of 9
Researched various options for a family group of 9 (youngest a 4 year old), we chose Chris Jolly cruises as it seem
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kiwigirl374
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Boat trip
Great trip out to see thge Maori carvings fun for all the family great interaction between staff and guests. Our g
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shaned838
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Must do in Taupo
Must do this trip in Taupo. We went in the afternoon so had the carving and fishing trip. Carving was great, they t
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Hoana R
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Great Experience! Fully Recommended
My family and I booked an afternoon cruise and it was amazing. The Maori Rock carvings were stunning. The fishing d
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Emilyr20154
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Definitely recommend
Lovely way to see the lake and some of the sights of Taupo, nice friendly staff, my family and I had a great time!
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customery7eztkkt2021
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New Years Surprise
We originally booked the trip through a 3rd party and unfortunately got the booking dates totally wrong. However w
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