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Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Maori Rock Carving Adventure

Come and experience one of Taupo's best tourist attractions, the Maori Rock Carvings and more, in a unique kayaking trip with memories that will last a lifetime!


  • Experience one of Taupo's best loved attractions by kayak
  • Experienced guides and informative commentary
  • Gourmet refreshments

Departing from the beautiful Acacia Bay, you will glide over crystal clears waters, underneath lush native bush and past imposing cliffs and dazzling inlets, only accessible by kayak, before arriving at the carvings at Mine Bay.

The impressive 15 metre high carvings, painstakingly carved over a number of years, are a true testament to the skills and knowledge of Maori that were passed through the generations.

Your informative and friendly guide will explain the cultural significance of these amazing works of art to the lake and surrounding areas while you take it all in underneath them.

Enjoy gourmet refreshments before taking a dip in New Zealand's largest lake. For those that don't want to get wet, simply sit back, relax and take in the outstanding views.

We use quality double kayaks for our tours that are safe and easy to use and our tours are fully guided so no experience is necessary.

Come and experience one of Taupo's best tourist attractions and more in a unique kayaking trip with memories that will last a lifetime!

Adult $110.00
Child $110.00

What's included

  • Full instruction
  • Top quality kayaking equipment
  • Gourmet refreshments
  • Transport from/to Taupo Information Centre - 30 Tongatiro St, Taupo


  • Duration: 3 hours on the water, 4 hours for the whole experience

    Restrictions: Suitable for ages 12 and over, with a reasonable level of fitness required

    Meeting Location: Unit 2 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo

Available Bookings from October 21 to October 27

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3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$110.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$110.00

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Ben Allen from United Kingdom wrote on 28 September 2018

Very fun day out

We had a really nice time and our guide Cody was very friendly and informative.

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Thanks you for the review, Glad you had an awesome time with us!

Jarrod Filosa from New Zealand wrote on 14 May 2014

Great guide, definitely recommend!

Lisa was an amazing guide for this tour. She really made it an enjoyable morning, more than just paddling around on the lake. Certainly required a bit of hard work in the kayaks but worth it! Awesome time out on the water, couldn't recommend any stronger!

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Andrew from United Kingdom wrote on 11 May 2014

Great guide

Loved the kayaking, but Matt the guide really made the day for us - such a nice guy!

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Samantha Harrild from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2014

Taupo Kayak Tour

The guide was really friendly and responsive to the individual needs and levels of fitness. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area, while also ensuring the tour was relaxed and enjoyable for all. Really, really enjoyed it.

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Simone kerr from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2014

Maori rock kayak

We had a fantastic day!!!! Lisa was a really great guide. We would love to do this again! Well worth it!

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