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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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Taupō, New Zealand
Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology, and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).
  • Cruise on scenic Lake Taupo to view the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Learn about the ecology, volcanology, and history of the area from your guide
  • Enjoy tea or a live fishing demonstration, depending on choice of departure time
  • See the Maori rock carvings depicting the local tribe's legends
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Coffee and/or Tea
Live commentary on board
Snacks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Ferry Road , Ferry Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand

FERRY ROAD TAUPO - Cruise Cat is in Berth 4, just in front of the 'Stir Cafe' at the Boat Harbour. PAY ON BOARD.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chris Jolly Outdoors
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo.
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What is the social distancing policy during Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo.

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star-5
Great Day
jimandness01
, Jun 2022
Highly recommend the boat trip Skipper was excellent very knowledgeable good humour & comfortable boat
star-5
Awesome
Nanny_H
, Jun 2022
My adult son and I really enjoyed ourselves. Great commentary. Nice hot cuppa and fresh hot blueberry muffin.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for coming and for your review!
star-5
Great experience, Great crew
Jojo_T
, Jun 2022
Crew was lovely and if I'm honest I'll most likely do it again with more of my family. They had coloring and games for the kids to do well on board as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We'd love to see you and the family - anytime!
star-4
It was a pleasant cruise...
Greg_M
, Jun 2022
It was a pleasant cruise on a nice day weather-wise. The crew and catering were great. Some more commentary would have been better especially about the volcanic aspect.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the feedback - I'll mention the commentary content to our skippers.
star-5
Fantastic
Nicole_R
, May 2022
Such a great trip - We had a fabulous time, learnt things we didn't know about Taupo and the surrounding bays. I would highly recommend it. For all ages.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Awesome, thanks very much for joining us.
star-2
Waiting to hear back
Maria_L
, May 2022
It was my sons 21st and I booked for 6 adults and my 2 grandchildren, was a bit rough hit out to sea but the boat was leaking diesel we had to head back in so didn’t get to see Māori carved rock
icon Response from Host , May 2022
I am sorry we had a problem on this cruise - if you like to contact me I will be happy to refund you or book you again free of charge at anytime. Apologies!
star-5
Mean Maori Mean
Jack_D
, May 2022
Thy whole trip was awesome love the history lesson. Thank You to captain and crew staff for thy cupcakes and smoked trout. Kia Ora
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Fantastic thanks Jack.
star-5
Fantastic
Craig_B
, May 2022
Explained all different parts of the lake and the meaning and the maori carving awesome. The 2 staff were awesome communicating clearly on where we going.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Craig!
star-5
Outstanding Lake Taupo experience
Coleen_B
, May 2022
Gil the skipper gave excellent commentary. We were lucky it was a beautiful day. The two young ladies spoke beautiful Maori and were great at their job.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Lovely comments - thank you!
star-5
Appreciated to the young man.
SUBRAMANYAM_K
, May 2022
Yesterday we went with family, my family enjoyed a lot, we appreciated the team, friendly staff and nice staff, we come back again.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you - we would love to see you back anytime!
star-5
The trip out to the...
Faye_G
, May 2022
The trip out to the cravings was absolutely fantastic, we were lucky to have such good weather. The service was great and the commentary was very informative
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing Chris Jolly Outdoors, we appreciate your support.
star-5
Awesome experience
Sobha_P
, May 2022
Views from the cruise and staff interaction was amazing . Very friendly staff and complimentary drink and muffin was bonus. Staff kept entertained and engaged kids to do some awesome things and my kids loved it. Worth to do it. clean and tidy inside and outside
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the feedback - glad you all enjoyed your time with us.
star-5
Awesome
TUPU_K
, May 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride, Maori carvings. Was a great day of quality time with the grand children... thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Many thanks for bringing the grandchildren - glad you all enjoyed the cruise.
star-5
Fantastic
Donna_M
, Apr 2022
Lake Taupo was gorgeous to see on this cruise, would highly recommend it to my friends and family…..
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We have been blessed by fantastic lake conditions of late which makes the cruise even better - thanks for coming.
star-5
Seeing Lake Taupo from...
Jessie_B
, Apr 2022
Seeing Lake Taupo from the water was brilliant. Commentary was informative and everything was very well done.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you.
star-5
Beautiful cruise tour...
Bodin_S
, Apr 2022
Beautiful cruise tour very enjoy:) Clean , fresh air, lovely muffins tea coffee definitely highly recommended
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your comments we appreciate the feedback.
star-5
Great experience
Thelma_G
, Apr 2022
Very professional team and enjoyable. Great with little kiddies who are given entertainment to keep them busy.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining us!
star-5
Worth it!
Pelenaise_T
, Apr 2022
Love the view, the ride was perfect with friendly crews. The boat took us on different angles so we can see the rock carving clearly and closely. The weather was fine and we started our day nicely with the boat ride. Thank for hosting us.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for coming and for your comments.
star-4
Lovely time on this boat....
Adriene_H
, Apr 2022
Lovely time on this boat. Little more of a ride on the lake would have been nice instead of just to the carving.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining us - if you would like to see more of the lake, please contact us for a private charter. Unfortunately there is not time on the scenic cruises to travel any further afield than the carvings.
star-5
The views, the history...
Teena_O
, Apr 2022
The views, the history and diffently Sarah the Captain who was not only a vital part of sharing the history of Lake Taupo but also had us laughing and smiling from the time we stepped on the boat.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for joining us Teena - Sarah is a fantastic skipper and team member and we really appreciate her skills.

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