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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings


This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water. Get right up close to this culturally significant 46 foot (14m) high rock art. Enjoy amusing and current commentary on Lake Taupo, the volcanoes and the carvings.

Cruise out to the Maori rock carvings on our modern all weather boat. Learn about the culture, history and sustainability of the region. View up close the 14 metre high face of Ngatoroirangi the navigator and smaller carvings on the waterline. Marvel at the crystal clear water, green bushline and mighty volcanic mountains. We have 4 different seating areas to enjoy the views from. Bow, cabin, cockpit or climb up to the flybridge for elevated views. If there is time watch a trout fishing demonstration. We encourage swimming Summer or Winter.

Opening times

Business hours
9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday everyday of the year except for Christmas Day.
Months of operation
All Year


$40 - $45 (Adult)
$18 - $29 (Child)

You can also purchase Kakariki Gift Vouchers - see our website for details and to purchase. As is normally the case with group tours, a minimum number of bookings are needed in order for a tour to be financially viable and have a pleasant group atmosphere. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative boat, date or full refund.

+64 7 378 5879
0800 326 7245
Physical address:
Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings
Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street
Taupo Boat Harbour
Taupō Town
New Zealand

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