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Sunset Cruise on Lake Taupo with Maori Rock Carvings Tour

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For 1 person
90 minutes
$35 each
1 Adult
$35 each

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  • Relaxing 90 minute sunset cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Set to the backdrop of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park
  • Visit the famous Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay

Spend the evening cruising along Lake Taupo, framed by snow-capped mountains, with a gorgeous sunset forming in the backdrop. Head up to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay and admire its intricate detailing up close, lit up by flood lights.

What's Included?

  • 90 minute sunset scenic cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Maori rock carving tour
  • Onboard commentary

Wind down the day with a relaxing 90 minute sunset cruise along Lake Taupo in a large and comfortable catamaran. Enjoy the calming ambience as you hum along, taking in views of picturesque bays and Tongariro National Park's majestic snow-capped mountain peaks. Admire the vividly-hued sunset that is working its magic in the sky as you arrive at the iconic Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay, illuminated by flood lights. Towering 14 metres above Lake Taupo, the Maori Rock Carvings have been praised as one of New Zealand's most fascinating contemporary artworks and is only accessible by boat. The catamaran boasts large outdoor decks, allowing for optimal viewing opportunities.

Session Length

  • This experience is 90 minutes in duration
  • Departs seven days a week at 5pm
  • Please check in 10 minutes prior to your scheduled departure


Does not operate on Christmas Day.


Bookings are essential.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to change the date

Numbers on the Day

Maximum of 85 participants.


The only reason the cruise will not proceed is due to very high winds which can make passage on the Lake unsafe. In the event of unsafe weather, you will be rescheduled.

This experience takes place on Lake Taupo.