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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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Spin and speed your way to Huka Falls during a thrilling jetboat ride on the Waikato River. Hold on tight as you zip over the crystal-clear waters past rugged cliffs and native bush on New Zealand's longest river. Feel the power of the thundering waterfall up close as it blasts into the turbulent pool. Round-trip transport is included from hotels in Taupo.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.74
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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise
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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise

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Carved in the 1970s by one of Aotearoa’s master Māori carvers, the Mine Bay rock carvings are a striking Taupƍ attraction. They’re also impossible to access on foot, so hop on board a charming replica steamboat and take a scenic cruise out to the carvings instead. Learn all about the history and the myths behind the carvings from your steamboat crew, and along the way enjoy pristine views of Lake Taupƍ and beyond, including the nearby volcanoes Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Kindred Spirit
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Kindred Spirit

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Take a break from the busy-ness of sightseeing and enjoy a couple of hours on the water. On board a charter yacht, the Kindred Spirit, sail on Lake Taupo, admiring the mountain views. Sail to the Maori Rock Carvings, which can only be seen from the water. If the weather’s good you can swim, or simply sit on the deck and relax with a blanket to keep you warm.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology, and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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Zoom over the waters of the Waikato River on a jet boat during this 35-minute excursion. With a guide in the lead to providing commentary on the local sights, surf the Nga Awapurua Rapids, shoot through canyons, and admire the purity of the clear waters. This small-group tour can accommodate 11 people per boat.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

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Paddle a kayak to the magnificent Maori rock carvings on Lake Taupo with a half-day tour from Acacia Bay. You’ll learn the cultural significance behind the towering inscriptions, which were completed in 1980, and enjoy great views across the crystal-clear lake to the Tongariro Mountains. Approaching the Maori rock carvings by kayak means you can see them up close, passing native bush and tiny inlets, then floating right at the base of the cliff. Both morning and afternoon departures are available and beginning paddlers are welcome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Taupo Return Shuttle

Taupo Return Shuttle

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Transport for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is essential. If you are staying in Taupo and you do not have a vehicle this is the only option that take you to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from Taupo. If you have a vehicle and you would like to drive yourself please look at our Ketetahi park n ride. Another great option for fast and slow hikers.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako

Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako

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Experience the thrill of New Zealand’s volcanic landscapes on a self-guided tour of the Orakei Korako geothermal area. Follow the 1.5-mile (2.5km) boardwalk around the park and stop to admire startling silica terraces, peer into bubbling mud pools and watch hissing geysers. Be sure not to miss the Ruatapu Cave, one of only two geothermal caves in the world and home to a mesmerizing thermal mirror pool.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kayak the Waikato River Taupo
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Kayak the Waikato River Taupo

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Searching for a convenient and relaxing way to explore the longest river in New Zealand, the Waikato? Discover the secret beauty of the river on this kayaking tour. Spend roughly two hours winding through the river’s slow-moving waters past forests, islands, swimming holes, and the famous Taupo Bungy platform. Finish the tour by soaking in natural hot springs and a enjoying a refreshment at a riverside campground.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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General Entry to Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Water Park

General Entry to Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Water Park

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Relax into the natural hot spring waters of Taupo’s DeBretts Spa Resort after a busy day of sightseeing. Or, splash around and have some fun in the outdoor playground and waterslides. This spa resort caters to many interests. There are two large mineral pools to enjoy, as well as a waterfall feature, bubbling hydrotherapy jets, and beautifully landscaped gardens.
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  • 1 day
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The Maori Carvings Half Day Kayak
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The Maori Carvings Half Day Kayak

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Take in the scenery of Lake Taupo during this half-day kayaking tour from Taupo. After a brief paddling lesson, set out in your kayak from Jerusalem Bay. Follow your guide along the shoreline of New Zealand’s largest lake to rock cliffs where you can see Maori carvings. Stop at a scenic spot for snacks and an optional swim on a tour that is suitable for all levels of experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

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Kayak down the beautiful crystal-clear waters of the Waikato River on this small two hour guided kayaking tour. Drift path various islands, nature reserves, and locations of interests and soak in the natural geothermal hot pools. This tour will let you uniquely experience the river and its surroundings.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo
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Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo

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Enjoy Lake Taupo in an active yet relaxing way with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rental. You can set off across the water at your own pace, paddling along the shore or checking out sights such as the Maori Rock Carvings.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless

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Sail Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, and get up close to the Māori Rock Carvings on this sailing tour. Aboard Fearless, a sleek ketch boat, you’ll set sail on the impossibly blue Lake Taupo at the heart of the North Island. Choose to rig and hoist the mainsail with the crew, or sit back and let the views wash over you as you sail to the secluded spot where Māori figures have been etched into the rock face.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings

Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings

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The Maori rock carvings are some of the best hidden sights on Lake Taupo as you can only reach them by boat. This handy two-hour cruise is an easy way to see these impressive cliff carvings while enjoying views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Learn about the local landscape and culture from live on-board commentary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi

Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi

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Take time to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, considered one of the best day hikes in New Zealand, with the convenience of round-trip transfers from Turangi. Plan to spend between five to eight hours on this self-guided hike, depending on your fitness level and pace. Your driver provides commentary during the transfers, and the package includes use of walking poles, a Maori cultural experience, and a cold drink.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Taupo - Maori Rock Carvings Package (Mountain Biking & Kayaking)
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Lake Taupo - Maori Rock Carvings Package (Mountain Biking & Kayaking)

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Explore the northeastern end of Lake Taupo by both land and water with a combo bike and kayak tour from Taupo. You'll start by biking from Acacia Bay to Kinloch along the W2K section of the Great Lake Trail on a 2- to 2.5-hour ride. Then enjoy lunch before hopping in a kayak to paddle from Whakaipo Bay to the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour
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Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour

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Western Bay Scenic 2 Day Mountain Biking Tour Ride the Great Lake Trail on this 2-day Grade 3 mountain biking tour, a perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Great Lake Taupo region. You will be biking the 19.5 km Kawakawa section (Orakau & K2K) on Day 1 and the 21km W2K section on Day 2. The Great Lake Trail is one of the most popular trails of the New Zealand Cycle Trail network. You will be riding along undulating pumice trails through native forest and wetlands, where the landscape unfolds to reveal stunning views across the water to the majestic volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Dramatic scenery combines with serene lake views, powerful waterfalls, native bird song and incredible trail quality to deliver an unforgettable experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
"Family from South Africa thoroughly enjoyed this experience and was noted as the highlight of their holiday."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise
"Beautiful sunny 10.30am sailing past Hot water beach, 2,3,4 and 5 Mile Bays, and then across to Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. Great commentary. Sat right at the front of boat so fantastic views."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Kindred Spirit
"It was very cosy and beautiful. The skipper was good at making the trip comfortable. The food and drinks makes it complete, and all-in-all a trip that I’ll never forget."..."
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
"The back story of Lake Taupo and the way the carvings were done was great. The real bonus was for my son who reeled in for the most part a rainbow trout, he wasn't expecting to do that. Kids loved it. Staff were great !"..."
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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
"Just an overall amazing experience. For those who have never done this before it’s a MUST do. The rapid were thrilling. Just a not to be missed experience. Got drenched with all the “fingers up in the air” turns but all,part of the fun experience."..."
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
"We had gloriously sunny weather, two great guides and good company for this trip. There is a lot of history to hear and lovely scenery to be seen. Our guides were very knowledgeable and very good at making conversation which makes life a lot easier when paddling. Well done on this tour thank you."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
"Amazing Experience viewing the Maori Carvings & sitting out on the calm, peaceful lake waters within the cove. Guide & Captain was great, easy to talk to & funny - adding to the Experience."..."
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Taupo Return Shuttle
"Excellent shuttle service! I was picked up on time and the driver was super friendly and informative."..."
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Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako
"This was a great place to visit in our travels from Rotorua to Lake Taupo we stopped at this gem. After a ferry ride over the gorgeous lake we did a self guided hike through the trails. The geothermal activity was amazing to see up close and the cave was pretty cool too! Gorgeous hike that my 8 year old son had a blast doing!"..."
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Kayak the Waikato River Taupo
"Phil and jake were great guides, easy paddle to the hot pools."..."
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General Entry to Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Water Park
"WE had a great time, pools and everything really in good condition and clean. Staff really helpful and friendly"..."
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The Maori Carvings Half Day Kayak
"We really enjoyed our kayak trip. Laura was a great guide, showing us how to use the kayak and telling us a lot about the area and the birds. I enjoyed the kayaking and swimming more than the carvings. The trip would have been just as much fun without them."..."
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
"Sharing this experience with my partner. Experiencing kayaking on the crystal clear waters. The tour guide person we had was really good."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless
"A quiet experience on Lake Taupo enjoying the scenery.Plus not overly commenta ted.Credit to our guide. Michael. N.Z."..."
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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings
"Great cruise on Lake Taupo. Chris was an excellent host and skipper. The Maori Rock Carvings are magnificent. Recommend trip."..."
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi
"Brendan and Gloria are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend their services when you want to do the Tongariro crossing."..."
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Great Lake Trail Lake Taupo 2-Day Mountain Biking Tour
"Lisa was great to work with and very accommodating. Brit was the best tour guide! Loved the trail, the scenery was very beautiful, and the lunches were the best! We would do it again in a heart beat."..."
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