Cruise to the
World Famous Maori Rock Carvings

Take a relaxing trip aboard The Ernest Kemp, the Maori Rock Carvings Cruise Specialists.

One of the world’s largest freshwater volcanic craters, Lake Taupo is home to the famous Maori Rock Carvings, only accessible by boat. Have your camera ready and enjoy this piece of spiritual and cultural significance of the lake.

Cruise recommended by master carver, Matahi Whakataka Brightwell.

Maori Rock Carvings Daily Cruises

From $44NZD

10:30am, 12:30pm Summer Special, 2:00pm
5:00pm Cocktail Cruise
7:00pm Sunset Cruise

Maori Rock Carvings - Summer Special

From $35NZD

1.5 Hour Cruise
Adult $35NZD
Child (5-15y) $10

Maori Rock Carvings - Cocktail Cruise

From $44NZD

Includes wine, beer, pizza, & sweet treats
Adult $44
Child / Infant (1-15y) $22

Summer Special

Adults $35, Children (5-15y) $10

12:30pm Cruise
From 1 December until 30 April
1.5 Hour Cruise

  • Includes:
  • Live informative commentary
  • Colour brochure of history & meaning of Maori Rock Carvings
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies
  • Comfortable seating both inside and out
  • Free postcard
  • Free WiFi
  • Children visit the skipper and receive a Wheel Certificate
  • Swimming if conditions allow (bring a towel)*
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