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Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo


Daily scenic cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings onboard the Ernest Kemp, a replica steamboat. Ernest Kemp cruises daily all year round - four times during summer and twice in winter. Enjoy stunning Lake Taupo and the carvings on this 2 hour cruise.

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. Cruise by beautiful native tree-lined bays with snow-capped mountains in the background while our experienced skippers tell you about the local history. Ernest Kemp has comfortable seating both inside and out, suitable for cruising in all weather conditions. Complimentary WIFI, postcard, hot drinks and cookies provided and we have a fully licensed bar. Bathroom facilities are available on board.

Opening times

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


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

Prices are as follows: $35 Adults (10:30am/2:00pm) $30 Seniors (65 y +) $10 Children (5y-15y) $0 Infants - (0-4 y) Special Mates Rates - 2 Adults for $70 *Special 12.30pm extra summer cruise Adults $30pp children $10 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise $35 Adults $15 Children(2-15y), *Includes a Wine, Beer or non-alcoholic beverage* Family package $80 for 2 Adults & 2 Children (10:30am/12:30pm/2:00pm only)

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