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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour

  • 2.5-hour Lake Taupo Māori Rock Carvings sailing trip
  • Set sail across the great Lake Taupo to Mine Bay
  • Sit back and relax or assist the crew with the sailing of the boat, 'Fearless'
Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour
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9.30am Maori Rock CarvingsMost Popular
Early Bird Special Come on board Fearless for simply the best sailing experience on Great Lake Taupō. This is the more intimate cruise option to the famous Maori Rock carvings.
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Sun. Fun. wind. The Fearless way! for simply the best part of the day sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings *Now with FREE pizza and up to 2 glasses of beer, wine or non alcoholic drinks
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3.30pm Maori Rock Carvings
Taste of Taupo Sailing Cruise simply the best sailing experience on Great Lake Taupō to the famous Maori Rock carvings. * with FREE pizza and up to 2 glasses of beer, wine or non alcoholic drinks.
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Sail Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, and get up close to the Māori Rock Carvings on this 2.5-hour sailing tour. Aboard Fearless, a sleek ketch boat, you’ll set sail on the impossibly blue Lake Taupo at the heart of the North Island. Choose to rig and hoist the mainsail with the crew, or sit back and let the views wash over you as you sail to the secluded spot where Māori figures have been etched into the rock face. This sailing trip is limited to just 14 people, ensuring a more intimate experience.

What to Expect

Choose the sailing time that’s most convenient for you, and then make your way to Taupo Marina where your ketch Fearless, a 48-ft (14.6-meter), two-mast sailing boat, is waiting for you.

On board, take a seat and soak up the views, or choose to join in with rigging and hoisting the mainsail. Note: in completely still waters, a motor is used to operate the boat.

Listen to commentary from the crew as you take the scenic route — past the bays of Te Kopua and Acacia — to the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay (or Okuta Bay). The carvings are only accessible by water and, on this tour, you’ll get right up close to the rock face and have ample time to take in the intricacy of the large Māori figures.

In the warmer months, bring your 'togs' (swimwear) and towel for swimming, or perhaps choose a cruise with music, wine and pizza (if upgrade selected) for the perfect summer evening on the water. You are also able to bring your own food and drink with you, should you wish.

After about 2.5 hours, return to the marina where you tour concludes.

Reviews (83)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Fabulous morning Lake Taupo

We took the morning sailing with Sail Fearless. The lake was beautifully calm which unfortunately meant we had to motor out to the carvings rather than sail, but the journey was still fantastic. The captain was friendly and the boat was very comfortable. The carvings...More

Thank FionaVolc
Reviewed 5 days ago
Set your compass to a Fearless adventure of a lifetime …

Dave is a grand captain, gracious host & knowledgeable travel guide. He was generous with refreshments, going out of his way to meet his guests and make them feel welcome and comfortable on board. We had a top class sailing experience with epic background Lake...More

Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Fantastic day out on the lake

Our trip with Fearless was impromptu and part of my birthday treat in Taupo. It was awesome to say the least – Dave was a very hospitable host tending to our every need, swimming, wine and pizza, sailing and photographic requests. Being my birthday It...More

Thank Nix51
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great views

Took a 930am $29 tour. Beautiful, sunny, calm conditions. Dave was reasonably knowledgeable but I was there mainly for a relaxing sail around the bay and to see the carvings. Dave did several u-turns near the carvings and gave us all a great opportunity to...More

Thank Mr_Happy_Chappy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great day in great hands

We took the lunchtime tour on the Fearless and this was the highlight of our visit to Taupo and one of the most pleasant experiences on the North island. Prior to arriving, booking online was simple and communication with David after booking was good. On...More

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