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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo

Highlights
  • 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
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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo
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Sail at 2:00pmMost Popular
2.5 Hour sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard
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Sail at 10:30am
2.5 Hour sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. All cruises include a complimentary beverage and a Sail Barbary Postcard
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Sail at 5.00pm
2.5 Hour evening sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings. Includes buffet style pizza selection, glass of wine/beer/soft drink & a Sail Barbary Postcard. Departs 5.00pm
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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.
What to Expect
Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. We have been offering sailing cruises to these carvings for over 30 years.

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. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even bring your own food and beverages. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi.

The boat is equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, our eco-friendly electric engine will kick in. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Warm ponchos are supplied.
Reviews (288)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
No wind, but great sailing!

Great activity, even on a millpond of a day! Our skipper, Sara,h made it an enjoyable adventure with her knowledge of the area and her sailing experience and especially her banter! Despite the lack of wind and therefore no actual sailing, we motored out to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MargarethaKate
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sailing on the Barbary 2pm sailing on 5th December

The Skipper handled the Barbary ship very efficiently in the very very rough weather conditions. It was very exciting at times, Had to hang on to anything to stop from going overboard, but the Skipper was not worried and told us about his adventures on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bellhamys
Barbary B, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, I think windy weather is the best time to be out sailing because it is so exciting. You now have a very memorable sail to tell your friends about. Thanks Sail Barbary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful day out on the lake!

I decided to hop on the Sail Barbary tour at the last minute - my travel companion fell ill and wasn't up for kayaking - and I'm so glad that I did! It was an absolutely beautiful day, and the views of the surrounding hills...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bri99su
Barbary B, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there That is what travelling is all about, everything is new and different and while you may miss out on one experience you can gain it some where else. Sarah is certainly rich in stories and local knowledge. Thanks Sail Barbary

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Fantastic day out!

Even though the weather was raining when we started, it fined up later on. The captain was fantastic and she knew all about the history of the lake taupo taking time to show us the highlights and explain the formation of lake together with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angelo S
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Angelo, thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable

We would definitely recommend this trip. Sarah our skipper for the day made it so enjoyable she took time to explain things to us not only about the lake itself but about the surrounding area. We learnt things that we never would have if it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen K
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Karen. Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! Cheers, The Sail Barbary team

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