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Scenic Māori Rock Carving Cruise - Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Discover the ancient Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupō with the trustworthy team at Chris Jolly Outdoors!

Discover the ancient Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupō with the trustworthy team at Chris Jolly Outdoors!

Highlights

  • 90 Minute cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings with live commentary
  • Stylish and spacious vessel with plenty of room for large groups
  • Spectacular viewing platforms get you right up next to the scenery
  • Live fishing demonstration on-board (1.30pm cruise only)
  • Trustworthy team with over 40 years experience

Tick off one of the top things to do in Taupō as you visit some of New Zealand's most extraordinary artworks, the historic Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings!

Attracting visitors from all around the world, the Māori Rock Carvings are truly unique and only accessible by water, towering 14-metres above Lake Taupō.

You'll travel aboard the Cruise Cat, a stylish vessel that has been built for comfort offering warm booths and spacious viewing platforms that get you right up next to the scenery.

Enjoy live commentary and a hot beverage and muffin on board, and keep the kids entertained with colouring, a treasure hunt, or even driving the boat if the skipper allows. The afternoon cruise also includes a trout fishing demonstration where you'll also learn about various fishing options on Lake Taupō.

The friendly team at Chris Jolly Outdoors has over 40 years of experience and place high importance on your safety and wellbeing, so you can expect exceptional service, high attention to hygiene, and an all-round awesome time out on the water!

Adult $49.00 (17 years and older)
Child $15.00 (4 - 16 years)
Infant $5.00 (0 - 3 years)
Family $128.00 (Price $128 if purchased separately - Discounts shown from this rate)

What's included

  • Hot beverage and muffin (not available on 5.00 pm cruises)
  • Live commentary
  • Live fishing demonstration (1.30pm cruise only)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure Location: Taupō Harbour
  • Berth 4, Taupō Boat Harbour, Redoubt Street, Taupō 3330

Notes

  • Child Age 4 - 16 years inclusive. Family Pass is for 2 Adults + 2 Children or 2 Infants.

  • Pram and wheelchair access - please notify operator upon booking.

Available Bookings from 14 Jul to 27 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

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  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$22.05 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$75.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Infant$5.00
  • Family$128.00

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georginav from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Loved this outing

Skipper and crew were awesome. A great family experience.

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From Scenic Māori Rock Carving Cruise - Chris Jolly Outdoors

Thank you for your comments, we loved having you on board.

elecias from New Zealand wrote on 24 October 2021

Beautiful views

I would’ve given 5 reviews but I felt it was very hard to enjoy the scenic as the speaker was very loud you couldn’t even talk yourself and wearing mask was just not a comfortable experience.

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Thank you for your comments, we'll check out the speakers but I'm sorry under current restrictions we cannot alter the mask rules. Come back again and enjoy a 5 star experience when we don't have to wear them.

margarett12 from New Zealand wrote on 23 June 2023

A Beautiful Experience

The cruise was absolutely beautiful! It was a smooth ride and I loved how the carving was explained, it’s nice to know the story behind what you’re seeing. The views in each direction as we were heading to the Maori carving was very nice, just in awe of God’s beautiful creation. So thank you for letting us see more than what was offered. More of Gods Art work. Thank you for the complimentary coffee and muffin too. So generous. God bless 🙏🏼

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Wonderful comments thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time.

Arshdeep Singh from New Zealand wrote on 27 December 2021

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Sorry you didn't appreciate the experience but thank you for coming.

lisa from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

great activity

absolutly stunning. Was such a nice trip. Boat is so nice and well looked after. Suitable for prams so all family members can enjoy it

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Thanks Lisa, glad you enjoyed the cruise, thank you for coming.

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