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Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo


Daily Scenic Cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings onboard the Ernest Kemp- Replica Steamboat. 4 cruises daily during summer months. 2 cruises daily during winter months. Get close to view the carvings, 2 hour duration.

Cruise with the unique vessel Ernest Kemp to the magnificent Maori Rock Carvings! The carvings are only accessible by water- Ernest Kemp gets you up close for great photo opportunities and skippers give an interesting informative commentary. Cruise by beautiful native tree lined bays with snow capped mountains in the background. Ernest Kemp has comfortable seating both inside and out, suitable for cruising in all weather conditions. Bathroom facilities on board. Complimentary postcard, hot drinks and cookies provided. Fully licensed bar. Summer - 4 daily cruises, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, & *5pm *Cocktail Cruise -wine, beer & pizza included* Winter - 2 daily cruises 10.30 am & 2 pm. Find us at Berth 2, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo

Opening times

Business hours
Everyday 8am to 6pm
Months of operation
All Year


$35 - $45 (Adult)
$10 - $25 (Child)

Prices are as follows: $44 Adults (10:30am/2:00pm) $40 Seniors (65 y +) $15 Children (5y-15y) $0 Infants - (0-4 y) Special Mates Rates - 2 Adults for $80(excludes 5pm cruise) *Special 12.30pm extra summer cruise Adults $35pp children $15 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise $45 Adults $25 All Children(1-15y). *Includes Wine, Beer & Pizza* Family package $99 for 2 Adults & 2 Children (10:30am/2:00pm only)

+64 7 378 9222
Physical address:
Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo
Ernest Kemp, Taupo, 65 Redoubt Street, Taupō, New Zealand
Berth 2 Taupo Marina
Taupō Town
New Zealand