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Kindred Spirit - Sail to the Maori Rock Carvings, Lake Taupo

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Experience the best way to explore Lake Taupo and choose the most environmentally friendly way to travel – with a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings. Escape the hectic life and join us on our classical sailing boat Kindred Spirit for a true sailing experience.

Experience the best way to explore Lake Taupo and choose the most environmentally friendly way to travel – with a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings.
Escape the hectic life and join us on our classical sailing boat Kindred Spirit for a true sailing experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a true sustainable sailing experience, family owned and operated!
  • Classical sailing boat with superior comfort, with a large deck space and lounge under the main deck
  • Experience a day on the water with this 2.5 hour cruise
  • Jump in the water and have a swim - the longest swim stop of any other company!
  • Enjoy free pizza and beverages on selected trips - or purchase light refreshments on-board

Come on board and experience the beauty of a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings, one of the most extraordinary contemporary carvings in the world. Only view-able from the water, the likeness of Ngātoroirangi towers 14-meters above Lake Taupō, surrounded by over 40 smaller carvings.

Escape from hectic life for a while and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake’s remarkable coastline as you discover the bays and hidden bush. Listen to our experienced skippers and learn about Taupo's history and culture. Give the crew a hand hoisting the sails and take a turn on the wheel or just snuggle under some blankets and enjoy the wide selection of drinks.

Kindred Spirit sails under full sails as much as possible or gently meanders, when it is truly calm, by a quite inboard diesel engine.

Take a dip and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. We offer the longest swim stop out of any company on the lake (weather dependent)!

There is a bathroom and changing room facilities on board.

Adult $59.00
Child $49.00 (3 - 14 years inclusive)
Infant $0.00 (0-2 years inclusive)
Family Pass $150.00 ( 2 Adults + 2 Children)
Sunset Adult $69.00
Sunset Child + Infant $59.00 (Child 3- 14 years inclusive, infant 0-2 years inclusive)

What's included

  • 9.30am - Morning Escape: Māori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise - free hot drink & cookie. Light refreshments can be purchased on board or you can bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.
  • 12.30pm - Taste of Taupō: Māori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise - free pizza snack* & 1 glass of beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Light refreshments can be purchased on board or you can bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.
  • 3.30pm : Māori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise - free pizza snack* & 1 glass of beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Light refreshments can be purchased on board or you can bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.
  • Sunset Cruise (times vary throughout the year) - Sunset Heaven: Māori Rock Carving Scenic Cruise - free pizza snack* & 1 glass of beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Light refreshments can be purchased on board or you can bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.
  • Blankets and wet weather gear on all of our trips

Duration

  • Allow approx. 2.5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Berth #16/17
  • 65 Redoubt Street
  • Taupo 3330
  • New Zealand

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.

Notes

  • Please note the sunset cruise departure varies due to sunset times throughout the year. No sunset trip during the winter.

    Please contact the operator if you have any questions (all contact information will be provided on your booking confirmation email). Sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.

    Please let us know in advance if you have medical issues. The skipper has the last call on check in to decide if the trip is suitable regarding medical issues due to health and safety.

    People failing to show up for check-in will not be refunded. In some situations, with advance notice and with payment of a transfer fee and potential extra costs (food, price difference, depending on the trip), we might be able to transfer you to another trip.

    We reserve the right to upgrade passengers to our other sailing yacht Tiua should weather conditions, demand or other circumstances require it. No extra costs will apply. The trip at 9.30am or 12.30pm might be postponed by 30min in such circumstances.

    In the event of quickly changing bad weather and lake conditions, it may not be possible to view the Maori Rock Carvings, this decision is made at the discretion of the skipper for the health and safety of all on board the vessel.

  • Child Age is 3 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 0 - 2 years.

    *A $4 surcharge is required for gluten-free pizzas to be paid directly on the day - pizzas are not available on the morning cruise!

Available Bookings from 26 May to 8 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$24.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$150.00

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$59.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$49.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

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

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Ruane Kendrick from New Zealand wrote on 17 June 2021

Awesome experience

Really great skipper, very friendly and experienced, it was a bit choppy the day we went out but it was still an amazing thing to see along with the splendid sailing experience.

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Maria Clara Cota from New Zealand wrote on 26 May 2024

Amazing!

It was an amazing experience! I would recommend to everyone who wants to have a good time in Taupo, the staff was friendly, the playlist was good and the lake itself is beautiful.

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oliviamanson15 from New Zealand wrote on 11 May 2024

Amazing

Couldn’t of asked for a better sailing

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tap from New Zealand wrote on 27 April 2024

Serene sail

This boat provided us with a wonderful experience. Staff members were fantastic and informative. They provided pizza, played music, and explained the history of Lake Taupo and Maori carvings. We got to jump off the boat & have a wonderful swim toward the end. I would recommend :)

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Pranesh lad from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2024

Awesome

Excellent

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