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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.

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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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Reviews

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487 Reviews

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star-5
Amazing
Esperanza_A
, Aug 2021
We spend an amazing time. The guide was really nice, the experience was fantastic. Would definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the great review. I am pleased you experienced good sailing weather and enjoyed the experience with our Skipper. The team look forward to meeting your friends and family someday.
star-5
Great trip
Mike
, May 2021
A relaxing and informative trip. Great being able to sail. Chris the skipper was entertaining. Everything provided to make an overcast day pleasant. Thanks.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Mike, thank you for your review. I am glad Skipper Chris looked after you, he has a great sense of humour which certainly helps on a dull day! There is always something to see even on a overcast day. Thanks for coming out with us.
star-5
Good cultural experience!
Barbara_P
, Apr 2021
Loved that the boat was quiet and didn't stink of diesel. The narrative along the way was informative. Nice and relaxing.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Barbara, thank you for your review. The Sail Barbary team are happy that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Lake Taupo and the fresh mountain air! We hope to see you relaxing on the boat again soon :)
star-5
Escape a while
David_K
, Apr 2021
We had a picture perfect day. Mill pond all the way So it was by electric power So quiet and peaceful Great skipper Good info. Able to ask questions Surprise antics with the wildlife. Opportunity for a swim in cold lake. No takers Thanks for good experience
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi David, the Sail Barbary team is happy to hear you had such a quiet and peaceful experience! We’re so glad you enjoyed the commentary and the wildlife entertainment. Thank you so much for sailing with us, we really appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Great experience
Lynn_B
, Apr 2021
Skipper was very knowledgable and very welcoming . Beverages provided , good group of people . Boat clean neat and tidy
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Lynn, the Sail Barbary team is happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience! We’re so glad you enjoyed the commentary and found us clean and tidy. Thank you so much for sailing with us, we really appreciate it.
star-5
amazing
marama_w
, Dec 2020
It was amazing the sailor was a lovely man made ya feel really comfortable aas good at explaining the meaning of the trip about the carvings have recommended it to quite a few people so far and will b back again
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hi Marama, the Sail barbary team is happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience! We’re so glad you enjoyed hearing about the history of the carvings. Thank you so much for recommending us to your friends, we really appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon!
star-4
Great Sail
Reti_A
, Sep 2020
Great experience, highly recommend it! Enjoyed the rapport with the Captain, the dtory of the area and being on the water.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your review. It is so wonderful to be told that the stories we tell are interesting an informative.
star-5
Amazing Adventure, highly recommend!!!
Edline_M
, Aug 2020
Apart from the weather being crappy the cruise and the Captain was AMAZING!!! We are definitely coming back in summer to do it again and highly recommend if you havent done this it should definitely be on your bucket list of MUST DO!!!. This was the highlight of our trip. Thanks Eco Barbary for an amazing adventure :) :) :)
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Wow thank you for your very positive review. You are very welcome! Come back in the summer time and experience a sunset cruise. You can jump in and swim around the boat. Peter, Tiffany and Team Barbary
star-5
Stunning and Informative Journey
Savita_W
, Jul 2020
Thank you for a great experience! Such an amazing insight regarding the stories shared about the lake and the Maori Rock Carvings
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for your review. Isn't it wonderful that you can learn something new about your own country.
star-5
Great experience
Megan_d
, Jun 2020
Really fun experience! The ride out there was very smooth and the carvings are beautiful. Pete was nice enough to give us some mulled wine.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Great to have you onboard Megan. There plenty more mulled wine for your next trip... Cheers Pete

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