Experience the Māori Rock Carvings by sail!

Morning Escape

Highlights & Inclusions
  • 2.5 hours trip (approx)
  • Guided tour
  • Swimming stop (weather permitting)
  • Maori Rock Carvings

Experience the beauty of a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings, one of the most extraordinary contemporary carvings in the world. Escape from hectic life for a while and enjoy the breathtaking views around. Listen to our experienced skippers and learn about the history of the lake. Give the crew a hand hoisting the sails and take a turn on the wheel or just snuggle under some blankets and enjoy the wide selection of drinks. Take a dip and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the largest freshwater lake in Australasia (weather dependent).

  • Length on deck: 47ft (14.3m)
  • Length on waterline: 38’6ft (11.7m)
  • Beam: 12’6ft (3.8m)
  • Draught (lightship)5’8 ft (1.76m)
  • Max speed under engine: 7 knts
  • Max speed sailing: 9-10 knts
  • Max. of 20 passengers (the boat can seat up to 24 passengers on deck)
  • Lounge under deck with seating for up to 12 people.
  • Reach the rock carvings faster, allowing for more time to swim.
  • High quality sound system.
  • Fridge and freezer on board.
  • Equipped for the latest health and safety standards.

Please bring

  • Your camera to capture some of the most breathtaking views around.
  • Swimsuit and towel, if you want to take a dip in the lake
  • Sunblock
  • Warm clothing
  • Soft shoes

We Provide

  • Wet weather clothing and blankets are available on all our tours.
  • Drinks are available on all tours for purchase.
Restrictions: NO hard soled shoes or high heels.


Adults (Ages 18+)
Senior (60+)
Youth (15-17)
Child (5-14)
Infant (Ages 4 and under)
Family Deal (2 adults, up to 2 children)
Use our Promocode New2020 to get a 15% discount on your ticket (not valid with any other offers)

Prices are in NZD.


2.5 Hours approximately




Taupo Sailing Adventures, Lake Taupo Cruises, Maori Rock Carvings
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