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Sunset Cruise to Maori Rock Carvings with Pizza and Drinks

Sunset Cruise to Maori Rock Carvings with Pizza and Drinks


  • Visit the iconic Maori Rock Carvings on a classic sailing yacht
  • Give the crew a hand with the sails or sit back and relax
  • Enjoy pizza and alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks as you sail

Set sail on the stunning Lake Taupo aboard a classic sailing yacht as the sun lowers from the sky. You'll cruise to the famed Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay and learn about the local history, enjoy pizza and a wide selection of drinks, help the crew hoist the sails and go for a dip in the big blue.

What's Included?

  • 2.5 hour sailing cruise
  • Live commentary from an experienced skipper
  • Two glasses of beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Pizza (half pizza each)
  • Wet weather clothing and blankets

Experience the magic of sailing on board a classic sailing yacht at sunset on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Taupo. As the sun begins to sink into the horizon, you'll gracefully glide along the waterways to the iconic Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings, hailed as one of New Zealand's most extraordinary contemporary artworks. Only viewable from the water, the masterpiece towers 14 metres above the lake and is surrounded by over 40 smaller carvings. Over the cruise, you'll learn about the history of the lake and be given the opportunity to help the crew hoist the sails and turn the wheel. If this doesn't appeal, you're free to snuggle up under the blankets, lounge on the main deck and savour pizza and drinks. There will also be a swimming stop for those keen to take a dip at sundown.

Session Length

  • This experience is 2.5 hours in duration
  • Departs daily at sunset (departure times vary)
  • Nov-9th March: 6:30pm, 10th March-31st March: 6pm, 5th April-19th April: 4:30pm, 20th April-30th April: 4pm
  • The trip availability might vary on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years


No hard-soled shoes or heels permitted.


  • Please advise any special dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Please advise in advance if you have medical issues. The skipper has the last call on check in to decide if the trip is suitable regarding medical issues due to health and safety
  • Dogs allowed upon consultation
  • BYO permitted


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of four and maximum of 24 participants.

Dress Code

Dress comfortably and warmly (layered clothes work best), wind and showerproof jacket recommended. Bring swimwear and towel (during summer), sunblock, sunglasses and hat. No hard soled shoes or high heels.

This experience takes place in Taupo.

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