Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Lake Taupo Region

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4.8 out of 5

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One of Lake Taupo’s best sailing experiences to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983! This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this 22 foot (10m) high rock art on an eco-friendly sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo.
Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. We have been offering sailing cruises to these carvings for over 30 years. Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even bring your own food and beverages. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi. The boat is equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, our eco-friendly electric engine will kick in. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Warm ponchos are supplied.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) included
  • All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary postcard
  • Evening cruises (summer only) include a glass of wine/beer/soft drink & buffet style pizza selection on board (Nov-Mar only)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience