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Lake Taupō Voyager Experience from Auckland


​Marvel at the breath-taking geothermal scenery, stunning waterfalls and World Heritage-listed forest reserves and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia.


  • Explore the scenic beauty of Huka falls & lake Taupō which is the largest fresh water lake in New Zealand
  • Marvel at panoramic views of Lake Taupō on an eco-friendly vessel with no noise, fumes or pollution
  • Visit the largest Māori rock carving of this type in the world which is only accessible by boat!
  • Explore lake Taupō, your way – Learn to sail or just sit back and soak up the views
  • Unique perspectives – Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region
  • A little something extra – Enjoy a complimentary bevvy or bring your own drinks and nibbles

Discover fascinating natural wonders including waterfalls and World Heritage forest reserves on a scenic journey from Auckland toward the largest freshwater lake in Australasia.

Lake Taupo, known as a land of fire and ice, boasts a stunning natural cauldron surrounded by snow-capped mountains and geothermal wonders including hot springs and bubbling mud pools, so have your camera at the ready to capture all the amazing sights.

You'll be amazed by the majestic Huka Falls - an incredible waterfall that thunders 11m into the Waikato River below and boasts the title of being New Zealand's most visited natural attraction.

We then visit the amazing Maori Rock carvings by way of a relaxing boat cruise - the only way to explore them. Take in the views from your unique perspective on the water and learn all about the spiritual and cultural significance of the area from your knowledgable skipper before arriving at the carvings, towering 14 meters above the waters of Lake Taupo.

​Step aboard, explore Lake Taupō, and discover its natural beauty and hidden wonders with an eco-friendly cruise with Sail Barbary.

Leave your cares and the shoreline behind and set sail across the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō. Investigate the hidden bays and beautiful coastline as you enjoy stunning vistas guarded by majestic mountains, enduring witnesses to Taupō’s volcanic past. Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region as you voyage to the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. We will take you right up close to the 14 metre high face of Ngatoroirangi.

Sit back and relax or jump in and learn to sail. Experience Lake Taupō from a unique perspective.

Free refreshments including tea, coffee, hot chocolate. We are licensed but you are welcome to bring your own. In the summer swimming is encouraged.

Adult $449.00 (Aged 12 years and older)
Child $349.00 (Aged 3 - 11 years inclusive)
Infant $149.00 (Aged 2 years and under)

What's included

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • Admission to 2.5-hour cruise aboard an electric yacht
  • Visit to the stunning lake city of Taupō waterfront & the majestic Huka falls


  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience


  • Common Pickup Location: Mövenpick Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • After booking, you will be contacted by the tour operator directly to arrange pick up details.

    This experience requires a minimum number of bookings to operate. You will be offered an option to reschedule this experience to another day or offered a full refund if you are not flexible with dates.

    A full refund will be issued if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions and unable to be rescheduled.

    Please Note:

    The tour departs at 6am with stops in between to allow sufficient breaks for your comfort.

    You are welcome to bring your own prepared food, snacks and or beverages

    No swimming experience is required, but it is good if you tell us you can't swim. We might ask you to wear a life vest while on deck during sailing.

    No large bags or luggage are allowed onboard during sailing

    Additional Extras:

    $59 Per Booking - Door to door pick up and drop off can be arranged for all suburbs in Auckland City 30 minutes prior to the booked time. Please choose this option through checkout and enter your address.

  • Child age is 3 - 11 years inclusive. Infants under the age of 2 are free of charge.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sat 20 Aug

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$349.00
  • Infant$149.00

  • Adult$303.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$349.00
  • Infant$149.00

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$349.00
  • Infant$149.00

  • Adult$303.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$349.00
  • Infant$149.00

  • Adult$314.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$349.00
  • Infant$149.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Elena from New Zealand wrote on 24 December 2020

Excellent Trip!

Thanks Karthik for an amazing trip and an excellent service you have provided! It was just a perfect trip for us as a couple! Karthik completely took care of us from the beginning to the end. We had a such great time throughout our journey! Thanks again for a such professional service and I am looking forward to book your company again!

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From Lake Taupō Voyager Experience from Auckland

Thank you Elena for your kind words! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your day and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

christyl5 from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2021

Pleasant trip and good service

We have a great time during the trip, thanks for the good service Karthic provided.The only one I am not very happy is that the pickup time is too early, we are really struggling to get up at 5:15am.

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From Lake Taupō Voyager Experience from Auckland

Kia ora Christy! Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so very pleased that you had such a lovely day at Lake Taupo during the school holidays! We understand the pickup time may seem a bit early for some, however this allows for comfortable stop-overs along the trip and road conditions all the way down to Lake Taupo! We look forward to seeing you soon on another tour! Have a wonderful day ahead!

mingjil from New Zealand wrote on 17 February 2021

Very Nice

Very pleasant trip. highly recommend.

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From Lake Taupō Voyager Experience from Auckland

Hi Maggie, Thanks very much for your kind words. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the trip and we look forward to having you onboard on another trip soon! Enjoy your day ahead!


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    Child Aged 3 - 11 years inclusive

      Infant * Aged 2 years and under

        Family Pass 1 2 Adults + 2 Children

          Family Pass 2 2 Adults + 4 Children

            Family Pass 3 4 Adults + 4 Children

              *This option must be made together with another price type.

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