Getting to the Maori Rock Carvings

Cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings

The most popular way to see the carvings is on one of the scenic cruise ships that leave from Taupo Harbour. Kick back and relax as the boat slices across a smooth lake with a drink in hand or take a dip beside the carvings and enjoy the idyllic surroundings.

Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings 

Kayaking to the carvings is a more active option and truly rewarding. Most trips start in the sheltered waters of Acacia Bay before paddling below native bush, past steep cliffs and mini inlets. Your experienced guides will explain the cultural significance of the carvings, the lake and surrounding areas while you float along. Don’t forget to jump in on a warm summer’s day and swim in the clear waters of beautiful Lake Taupo.

Scenic Flights to the Maori Rock Carvings

If you are short on time, why not take a helicopter or float plane trip to the Maori Rock Carvings. You won't get as close to it but the views of Lake Taupo and the mountains are worth it.

Read more about the history and features of the famous Taupo tourist attractions.


  • Top Cat Charters

    Top Cat Charters is a well appointed quick vessel suitable for private charters of between 2 - 40 passengers. Fish, cruise to the Iconic Maori Rock Carvings, Swim, BBQ or just relax. Enjoy the pristine waters and scenery of Lake Taupo onboard Top Cat

    • Price $240 - $240
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Boat Hire & Charter Boat Cruises Cultural Attractions Fishing – Fresh Water Maori Rock Carvings
  • Maori Rock Carvings with Taupo Kayaking Adventures

    Let us take you on a 1/2 day adventure kayaking to the impressive 14m high Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay, Lake Taupo. Only accessible by water, a visit to the carvings is one of the must do activity in Taupo.

    Special Offer

    Valid between:
    23 May 2018 - 31 October 2018

    • Price $100 - $100
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Maori Rock Carvings Kayaking – Fresh Water
  • Chris Jolly Outdoors Knight Rider Scenic Cruise

    Cruise on Lake Taupo under the moonlight to the Maori Rock Carvings on Chris Jolly Outdoors Knight Rider Scenic Cruise, a "first of a kind" experience that is only available on board Cruise Cat.

    • Price $46 - $46
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Boat Cruises Maori Rock Carvings Sailing

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