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Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings

by Sail Barbary Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is A$48

Discover the Maori Rock Carvings on Great Lake Taupo with Sail Barbary

Relax and enjoy sailing at its best (and quietest!) on New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yachts. Marvel at Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings and scenery from either of these beautifully restored classic white sailing yachts.

Taupo’s Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. Sail Barbary has been offering cruises to these carvings since 1983.

Sit back and relax as Sail Barbary takes you right up close to the 14-metre high rock art. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even BYO (Bring Your Own) food and drinks. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi!

Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. We’re equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, Sail Barbary‘s eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, moving noiselessly through the water. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Warm ponchos are supplied.

2.5hour Maori Rock Carvings Tours depart at daily 10.30am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm (*5.00pm summer only)

Discover the Maori Rock Carvings on Great Lake Taupo with Sail Barbary

Relax and enjoy sailing at its best (and quietest!) on New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yachts. Marvel at Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings and scenery from either of these beautifully restored classic white sailing yachts.

Taupo’s Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. Sail Barbary has been offering cruises to these carvings since 1983.

Sit back and relax as Sail Barbary takes you right up close to the 14-metre high rock art. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even BYO (Bring Your Own) food and drinks. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi!

Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. We’re equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, Sail Barbary‘s eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, moving noiselessly through the water. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Warm ponchos are supplied.

2.5hour Maori Rock Carvings Tours depart at daily 10.30am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm (*5.00pm summer only)

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10:30 AM, Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Your 2.5hour cruise includes a complimentary drink and a Sail Barbary Postcard.

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A$47.61

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2:00 PM, Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Your 2.5hour cruise includes a complimentary drink and a Sail Barbary Postcard

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5:00 PM, Maori Rock Carvings Cruise in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

5.00pm evening cruise includes a buffet-style pizza selection (including Vegeatrian) on board, and a complimentary glass of beer/wine/soft drink, as well as a Sail Barbary post card.

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A$52.47

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Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings

Activity Location

Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo

10 Redoubt Street Taupo Boat Harbour

Taupo 3330

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo

    10 Redoubt Street Taupo Boat Harbour

    Taupo 3330


Highlights

  • Top rated activity

  • B.Y.O (Bring Your Own) for food & drinks

  • Eco-friendly - no fumes, no noise, no pollution

  • Sailing to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983

  • Experience Sailing Taupo at is best (and quietest!)


Inclusions

  • Certified skipper/guide

  • Interactive live tour commentary provided in English

  • Complimentary drink

  • Coffee, Tea, Green Tea, Milo (Kiwi hot chocolate), Hot & Cold Water

  • Snuggly warm ponchos (for when its chilly)

  • Sail Barbary postcard


Exclusions

  • Food

  • Additional drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Child rate applies to is 0-15 years (inclusive)

  • Minor (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult

  • Trip Duration: 2.5 hours

  • Scheduled sailing trips require a ratio of 1 adult per 2 children

  • You are welcome to BYO (Bring Your Own) prepared food and drinks (R18 for alcohol)


Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Feb 05, 2019

Absolutely fabulous afternoon. Super crew. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Calm waters and very little wind. Very hot weather. Perhaps would have enjoyed the experience more if the wind had been stronger and therefore the boat would have gained more speed. Enjoyed talking with the other passengers. Would definitely recommend.

Michelle W

New Zealand