Lake Taupo Scenic Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Full commentary on volcanic history
1.5 Hour cruise on Lake Taupo
See Maori Rock Carvings
Large and comfortable catamaran
Free tea/coffee & hot muffin
Operates daily

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Wed, Apr 24, 2024

What you can expect

Cruise the pristine waters of New Zealand's Lake Taupo, taking in a blend of impressive natural sightseeing and intriguing Maori mythology over 1.5 hours. On this **Lake Taupo cruise**, you'll hop aboard a comfortable, heated sightseeing catamaran and embark on a journey that will showcase the best of what the Taupo region has to offer, including a close-up look at the area's famous Maori rock carvings and the various impressive waterways all surrounded by a stunning alpine environment. Sit back, relax and take in the informative commentary as the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu pass by while enjoying a free cup of coffee or tea and a fresh, hot muffin. With all the inclusions you could possibly need - as well as special activities on board for kids during school holidays - you'll have everything you need for a scenic adventure into the heart of Lake Taupo.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 1.5 hour cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Free tea/coffee and hot, homemade muffin
  • Full commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo
  • There is a colouring competition for the kids during school holidays
  • Trout fishing demonstration included for 1.30pm Afternoon Cruise
  • Complimentary glass of wine or beer included for 5pm Summer Cruise
Exclusions
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Licensed bar and snacks available for purchase on board
Highlights
  • Our boats are all enclosed with heating so you will stay warm and dry without losing out on fantastic photo opportunities
  • There is a coloring-in competition for the kids during school holidays
  • Kids can get their skipper's certificate
  • Head straight out to the Maori Rock carvings, with a live running commentary on the way.
  • There is a chance to fish, for those purchasing fishing licenses. Any catch can be served sashimi style onboard - time permitting
  • On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro can be seen from the Southern end of the lake
  • If you have selected 1.30pm cruise you can enjoy a trout fishing demonstration by the crew
Time
  • Morning Cruise: Departs at 10.30am and returns at 12.00pm
  • Afternoon Cruise: Departs at 1.30pm returns at 3.00pm
  • Morning and Afternoon Cruises operate weekends and school holidays only departing from the Taupo Boat Harbour
  • Summer: Departs at 5pm, returning 6.30pm (operates December - March) - Currently not operating
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

52 reviews
5

Our trip to the Maori Rock Carvings was magical

Our trip to the Maori Rock Carvings was magical. The weather was perfect. The catamaran we went on was spacious and the staff allowed you to go anywhere on the boat to view the scenery. It was modern and fast. The staff were welcoming and provided a very nice morning tea of freshly made muffins and tea/coffee. The carvings were amazing and our captain took us right up to the base of them. A great tour that I would recommend to everyone while visiting Taupo.

Tania Thompson about 4 years ago
5

Absolutely amazing

Absolutely amazing. Tickets bought and within mins I had the certificate and was contacted to arrange dates and times, then cruise itself was stunning as well. Highly recommend.

Teresa Strom over 5 years ago

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