Cruise to Mine Bay on Lake Taupo

Cruise to Mine Bay on Lake Taupo

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 2.5 hrs to 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexibleFREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    Boat #14 (Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina, Taupo 3330

Activity description

Visit Mine Bay's Māori rock carvings on Lake Taupō.

Get up close and personal with New Zealand’s traditional heritage on this cruise of Lake Taupo and its intricate Maori carvings. Towering 14m above the tide line, Ngātoroirangi has become New Zealand’s most extraordinary example of Māori art – and one of the biggest bucket-list attractions on North Island. Sail across Lake Taupo in style on this traditional sailboat tour – passing Mine Bay and more…

Location
The Mine Bay Māori rock carvings are accessible by boat only, and can be reached by taking a scenic cruise, sailing or kayaking trip from Taupō Boat Harbour. The giant rock carving of Ngātoroirangi towers 14-metres above Lake Taupō, the carving has become one of the North Island’s biggest tourist attractions.

Activity
Meet your skipper at the harbour on Lake Taupo for this pirate-themed sailing cruise to visit the rock carving of Ngātoroirangi aboard the Fearless. Suitable for groups of friends and families alike, this cultural attraction offers guests a chance to experience the captivating qualities of traditional craft from the luxury of a refurbished sailboat. Operating three tours (morning, afternoon, sunset), experience the beauty and thrill of a scenic journey to the infamous Maori rock carvings, visiting in the popular Te Kopua and Acacia Bays en route. A homage to ancestral heritage, the rock alcove at Mine Bay became the canvas for one of the most extraordinary contemporary artworks in New Zealand. Sculpted over the course of four years and completed in 1980, the spectacular carving of Ngātoroirangi on the rock face can only be experienced from the tide line, allowing you to appreciate the impact it has on the local landscape. After visiting the lake’s largest attraction, groups can enjoy a swim stop or just chill on the deck – returning to the harbour where the adventure will end.

Conditions
The Fearless sails under full sail or gently meanders, when it is truly calm, by motor. A Nereia 36.50' / 11.13m Steel hulled cutter rigged ketch, capacity is 18 pax – offering a more intimate setting. Each trip includes a swimming stop in summer or winter if your brave (weather depended). 

Offers

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Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Do not forget to bring
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2.5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Boat #14 (Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina, Taupo 3330
Included:
  • Sailboat Tour
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Afternoon Tour 15:30
Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Do not forget to bring
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2.5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Boat #14 (Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina, Taupo 3330
Included:
  • Sailboat Tour
  • Lunch & Light Refreshments
3
Afternoon Tour 12:30
Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Do not forget to bring
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2.5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Boat #14 (Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina, Taupo 3330
Included:
  • Sailboat Tour
  • Lunch & Light Refreshments
4
Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Do not forget to bring
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 5 y/o
Meeting point:
Boat #14 (Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina, Taupo 3330
Included:
  • Sailboat Tour
  • Dinner & Light Refreshments

Meeting point

Boat #14 (Berth #14, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina, Taupo 3330 Get directions
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