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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 travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 09/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/08/20 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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    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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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354tali wrote a review Nov 2020
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A really nice trip in a beautiful location, staff went above and beyond and made the trip memorable. Our daughter got to steer the boat and feeding the ducks as they flew past was a real highlight for her. They also had an onboard scavenger hunt which kept her occupied and she
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jaimee R wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
My party of 5 thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the Lake Taupo Maori Rock carving cruise. Our guide was friendly and funny, Lake Taupo is mesmerising, the Maori Rock carving is magnificent and well worth the trip, duck feeding was an entertaining bonus and the complimentary tea,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for joining our cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed having you on board.
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John M wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand499 contributions55 helpful votes
This was a great trip out to the rock carvings, easy to book, friendly crew and yummy muffins, well worth going to see
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments, so pleased you appreciated the carvings and the whole cruise.
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Sharlene_and_Paul wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand229 contributions46 helpful votes
What a great time we had out on the water, our skipper was very knowledgeable about the area and was happy to answer any questions we had. we were able to get up close to the carvings and get some great photos. we were offered freshly baked muffins and complementary tea or
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Wonderful review thank you, we'd love to see you back here any time!
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Roger S wrote a review Oct 2020
16 contributions9 helpful votes
Chanced on a perfect blue sky day to take a trip out to the Maori rock carvings with Chris Jolly Outdoors on their Cruise Cat. Experienced skipper and crew made it a memorable outing, complete with a commentary on Lake Taupo, its origins and current geography. Apart from a
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Wonderful review, thank you, we do appreciate the feedback and so pleased you enjoyed the cruise!
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About the operator

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dandtwinitana09
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Cheap, educational family FUN!!!
We had a blast on our senior cruise, we learnt a lot of amazing facts about Lake taupo, the maori Rock carving and
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maree267
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Excellent
Great cruise! Crew were very friendly and fun! Also very educational. Highly recommend. 10 out of 10.
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MichaelW687
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A pleasant way to spend a morning
Pre booked this tour and was impressed with the customer service on the phone. Interesting commentary to and from
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dominiquekh79
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Great afternoon out
Lovely opportunity to catch up with friends. Beautiful scenery, lovely service and yummy snacks! Perfect afternoon
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mandtcomber
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Great trip on the lake
We enjoyed our cruise on the lake, it was well run, and for the 90 minutes, it was interesting and the skipper was
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linb333
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Chris Jolly Maori Carvings
Great trip and very interesting. Staff pleasant and helpful. Tea and coffee available with yummy muffins
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sian843
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Lake cruise and Viewing
Work trip activity, we enjoyed the boat, had some good power in it, nice facilities and the fresh baked muffins whe
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Heather H
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Great trip Great boat Great crew
Had a fantastic afternoon trip to the Maori Carvings. Really enjoyed the commentary from the crew. Boat was very c
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Sharski22
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Kids had a blast
Our cruise was informative, without constant talking over the speaker. Pirate Pete and Zoe were wonderful with our
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Mvstinai
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Spontaneous family trip
Love this trip, first time of myself and daughter expect my sister. We all enjoyed the hospitality of it and loved
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robsueretire
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Very Pleasant
Afternoon cruise to Maori Rock carvings & trout fishing introduction, water calm however being mid-week only one ot
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middleteam
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Family Group
OUr family members reallly enjoyed the trip and were impressed with the staff on board and the attendtion to detail
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SteveGamv
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Knowledgeable staff
Quite educated and knowledgeable staff. They all(seriously) talked to all passengers. I really liked the friendly a
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Desmond_Jackson-
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OUR TAUPO ADVENTURE
AWEOME EXPERIENCE EXCEPTIONAL CREW VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE Awesome experience. Exceptional crew who were
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lenas55
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Beautiful boat trip out on to Lake Taupo
We really enjoyed our scenic cruise with Chris Jolly Outdoors, the staff were friendly and knowledgable. The boat w
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