Half Day Māori Rock Carvings Kayak Tour and Rental in Taupo, New Zealand
Book a Half day Māori Rock Carvings Kayak Tour or Single Kayak Rental if you want to explore Taupo on your own! Starting at $100 NZD per person for the half-day tour! Kayaking is a good option if you are just wanting to have a play or to be able to explore lake Taupo on your steam (without a guide). Our base is directly across the road from the lake in Acacia Bay, so no transporting issues. We also have a trailer loaded with kayaks which are now available to hire. Kayak Tours Half day – Māori Rock Carvings Beginning in the sheltered waters of Acacia Bay, come out with us and explore the secluded Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. Paddle below native bush, past steep cliffs and mini inlets that can only harbour a kayak before the amazing 100 metre-high carvings come into view. Your experienced guide will explain the carving's cultural significance to the lake and surrounding areas while you float beneath them. On our return we stop for gourmet refreshments, where you can take the opportunity to swim in the clear waters of our beautiful lake. If the breeze comes up, we can raft our kayaks together and sail back – bliss! Full day – Māori Rock Carvings We'll begin our adventure in the sheltered waters of Acacia Bay. We paddle below native bush, pass steep cliffs and inlets that can only harbour a kayak, then prepare to be wowed by the Maori Rock Carvings towering 100-metres high at Mine Bay. Then it's on to Masons Rock – an impressive volcanic fan of rock emerging from the lake. Your experienced guide will explain the carving's cultural significance to the lake and surrounding areas while you float beneath them. During our trip we will stop for refreshments and a relaxing gourmet lunch, taking in the magnificent mountain views, with an opportunity to swim in the clear waters of our beautiful lake. On our return, if the breeze comes up, we can raft our kayaks together and sail back – fantastic! Rates: Kayak Tours Half day – Māori rock carvings: $100 NZD pp Full day – Māori Rock Carvings: $240 NZD pp Rental Freedom Kayak $20.00 per hour $45.00 per half a day $70.00 per full day Mission Catch $50.00 - for half a day $90.00 - per full day Ocean Prowlers – Fishing Kayaks $50.00 - per half day $90.00 - per full day If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 1 guest
- Boards & Paddles
We specializes in guided kayaking on New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, Lake Taupo. With unrivalled natural beauty, fascinating history, gourmet outdoor food, and passionate, knowledgeable guides, we offer a unique experience to remember.We will take you on an adventure, kayaking through clear water, enjoying the beautiful scenery from the lake, including native bush, an active volcano, Māori rock carvings and unspoiled areas that can be only reached on the water. Our nature-based paddling trips focus on exploring the natural environment, without disturbing its precious ecosystems and wildlife.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.