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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

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Taupō, New Zealand
Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
  • Sailing cruise on Great Lake Taupo
  • Set sail for the Maori rock carvings of Mine Bay
  • Learn about the history of the art from a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a complimentary beverage on board
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Local guide providing commentary on the lake, the carvings and the volcanoes
GST (Goods and Services Tax) included
All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary postcard
Evening cruises include a glass of wine/beer/soft drink
Swimming is encouraged
Private transportation
Additional food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Sail Barbary eco-sailing Taupo , Berths 9 &, 10 Redoubt Street, Nukuhau, Taupō 3330, New Zealand

We are located in front of Stir Cafe - a little grey caravan converted into a cafe. Look for a blue flag with Barbary written on it in yellow. Berth 9 and 10.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to Bring: Dress casual, comfortable and warm (layered clothes work best), windproof/showerproof jacket, swimwear and towel (during summer), sunglasses, hat and don’t forget your camera!
  • Please note: You are welcome to bring your own prepared food and beverages. NZ law requires adults to be R18 and over to drink alcohol.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative boat, date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sail Barbary
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo.

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star-4
I enjoyed the ride. It...
Elaine_S
, May 2022
I enjoyed the ride. It was clean peaceful and every where I looked all I could see was so beautiful.
star-5
Memorable experience...
Navdeep_S
, Apr 2022
Memorable experience recommend everyone to visit once. Captain was really nice and it was a nice small trip
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your recommendation. I am pleased you enjoyed the lower numbers on our boat it is one of the advantages of domestic tourism.
star-4
Very peaceful day in the...
Mauricio_R
, Apr 2022
Very peaceful day in the water, relaxing in the sailing , a very recommended experience, even with little rain we enjoy so much
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. It is good that you found the experience relaxing and peaceful. Life can be so busy that it is good to take time out on our sail boat:)
star-5
Excellent
Amanda_P
, Apr 2022
It was so amazing beautiful trip would so do this again didn’t want to get off the sailboat the view and the stories that were told alsum beautiful
star-5
Blessing of a ponamu that...
Sheena_P
, Mar 2022
Blessing of a ponamu that our captain carefully attached to a lanyard and was shipped in the what as is the custom.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the blessing of the pounamu. We appreciate customs and the role that they take.
star-5
A really enjoyable trip....
Nicola_D
, Feb 2022
A really enjoyable trip. Great value for money. Recommend it for learning a bit about NZ history while relaxing and enjoying some of NZ beautiful scenery!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the recommendation and appreciating we are good value for money spent. We are so much more than just a trip to the Maori Rock Carvings. Our Sail Barbary team is happy to know you enjoyed hearing about some of our local history while enjoying the views.
star-5
It was a awesome...
Haami_T
, Feb 2022
It was a awesome experience, the guide was great to talk to, he shared great knowledge of the rock carving and we even had the chance to feed the ducks while sailing 👌 i would definitely recommend this adventure.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
The Sail Barbary team is happy to hear you had such an awesome experience! We’re so glad you enjoyed talking to our Skipper/guide and feeding those funny ducks. Good to know they are feeling peckish for our snacks again. Thank you recommending our adventure.
star-5
Memories
Tinaree_F
, Jan 2022
A relaxed, informative, beautiful trip sailing with a fun captain. The swim was amazing. Totally recommending this experience. Formed wonderful memories. Might be doing it again sometime.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
The Sail Barbary team are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed our beautiful sailing experience and left with good memories. The Maori Rock Carvings really are the 'cherry on the top' after a wonderful sail and a refreshing swim. We look forward to taking you sailing again sometime in the future:)
star-5
A+
Jordan_M
, Jan 2022
Chris was an amazing guide, friendly and told some really informative stories! Funny as well! Would absolutely do it again
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Jordan, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are very happy that you loved your experience; Chris will definitely be chuffed to read he got an A+ for his informative stories We hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Amazing day
Fiona_G
, Jan 2022
Every thing was amazing Captain was great weather perfect recommending to anyone going to take some more family members out
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for leaving us such a amazing review. We are delighted that you loved your experience and the weather was good for you. Thank you for the recommendation.

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