Barbary - Lake Taupo Maori Rock Carving Cruise
Sail Barbary offers sail cruises with a difference: take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo on board a beautifully restored 1920s classic yacht! No noise, no pollution - just you and the sparkling water. Sail to the renowned Maori Rock Carvings, spin a yarn with the locals and simply enjoy an authentic Kiwi experience.
The Barbary crew has outfitted New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht with luxury bean bags for cosy seating in the sun, an all-weather canopy and waterproof custom-made ponchos for those adventure-filled days when the wind is up.
Marvel at the Maori Rock Carvings as you lounge on deck or take a dip in the lake and swim right up close to this must-see attraction! Located on a stone cliff face over the crystalline waters of Mine Bay, the carvings are only accessible by boat. Resembling the remains of ancient Maori civilization, they were created in the late 70s by a group of artists led by artist John Randall and reach a height of over 10 metres!
Back on board, you can give your friendly Captain a hand hoisting the sails or take a turn on the wheel and there are plenty of amazing photo opportunities.
Barbary also sports comfortable interior seating, music surround sound entertainment system, bathroom facilities, licensed cash bar or bring your own (corkage fee applies). On the 5pm cruise you can even add a gourmet BBQ!
Whether you're after a romantic cruise, family adventure or chilled-out day on the lake - a sail cruise with Barbary can be whatever you want it to be. The one thing everyone on board has in common is that they're all having the time of their lives.
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Price: $44 Adults / $16 Children (3-15yrs) / Children 0-2yrs travel free
The Gourmet BBQ option can be added as you proceed to checkout - 5pm Sailing Only - $20 per Adult / $20 per Child
Departures: Daily 10:30am, 2pm & 5pm