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Ernest Kemp - Lake Taupo and Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

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Join us for a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Lake Taupo aboard The Ernest Kemp, a beautiful vintage replica steam boat.

Lake Taupo, one of the largest freshwater volcanic craters in the world, is home to the famous Maori Rock Carvings.

Only accessible by boat, we will get you the closest to these incredible 10 metre high carvings which tower high over New Zealand’s largest lake.

Learn about the spiritual and cultural significance of the area from your skippers interesting and informative commentary.

With comfortable seating both inside and out, bathroom facilities and a licensed bar, we’ll ensure your cruise on the Ernest Kemp will be warm and comfortable.

Your skipper even welcomes you to join him in the wheelhouse and take a turn at the wheel!

 

The 2 hour Ernest Kemp cruise is an enjoyable outing and a great way to see the Maori Rock Carvings and to get out onto Lake Taupo.

 

Price:

  • Adults $44
  • Child (5-15years) $15
  • Under 5 years FREE
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    5pm Summer Departure

  • Adults $45
  • Child (1 - 15 years) $25
  • Under 12 months FREE
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    IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH A CHILD UNDER 5 THEY MUST BE ADDED TO YOUR BOOKING ON THE WAY TO CHECKOUT

    IMPORTANT - CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS WILL RECEIVE NO REFUND. TICKETS ARE NON TRANSFERABLE AND ARE UNABLE TO BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK THE CORRECT DEPARTURE TIME

    Price Includes:

  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Cookies
  • On the 5pm cruise enjoy a complimentary Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks and Pizza.- $45 Per Adult / $25 Child
  • On the 7pm sunset cruise enjoy complimentary Wine & Beer - $40 Per Adult
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    Duration: 2 hours

    Departures: 10:30am and 2pm every day. Additional 5pm cruise during summer

    *****PLEASE NOTE*****

    Please go to the Black boat harbour booking office to collect your boarding pass before checking into the boat.

    You will need a boarding pass from the office before being allowed onto the boat. 65 Redoubt St. Taupo

     

    Available Bookings from December 12 to December 18

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    10:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m.
    2:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m.
    Wed 12 Dec
    Thu 13 Dec
    Fri 14 Dec
    Sat 15 Dec
    Sun 16 Dec
    Mon 17 Dec
    Tue 18 Dec

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    • Adult$44.00
    • Child$12.00

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    • Adult$35.00
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    • Adult$35.00
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    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

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    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$10.00

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    • Adult$28.00
    • Child$10.00

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    • Adult$30.00
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    • Adult$30.00
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    • Adult$30.00
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    • Adult$30.00
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    • Adult$30.00
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    • Adult$30.00
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    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult$35.00
    • Child$15.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$25.00

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

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    Sammi Smith from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2017

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    Amazing experience

    My family and I had so much fun on this cruise, the staff were really nice and they told us a lot about the area. Would definitely do it again

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    Calli from New Zealand wrote on 23 April 2017

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    A Must do!

    We thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride. The weather was perfect, the host was lovely and the captain was a good laugh. Highly recommend doing riding on the earnest kemp. The Maori rock carvings we awesome and the lake was beautiful.

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    Mary Anne from Australia wrote on 11 April 2017

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    Rock carving up close & personal

    We did the 10.30 am weather was warm but breeze on boat cold - rug up! It was a very pleasant cruise out to carvings & the skipper got the boat in so close - so everyone on board got a great shot. The crew of Ian & Judy were fantastic- very personal experience.

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    Mohd Suffian Sahadan from Malaysia wrote on 18 September 2017

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    Excellent !!!

    Had a great relaxing and memorable cruise on the Ernest Kemp. Great boat crew :). The tea and biscuits are the icing on the cake. Well recommended.

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    Greg from New Zealand wrote on 19 June 2017

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    Choppy, but still worthwhile to see rock carvings

    We set off on the afternoon cruise with some choppy conditions, making the journey a bit less enjoyable, but still worthwhile to experience the unique Maori rock carvings and see Taupo and surrounds from the water. Option for seating inside or outside a bonus. Good commentary and feeding the friendly ducks, flying alongside the boat. Refreshments provided on board were ok, with an alcoholic beverage offered on the return to Taupo. Much better value booking through bookme.com, otherwise we may not have undertaken the activity.

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