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The Maori Carvings Half Day Kayak

Taupo, New Zealand

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Paddle to a rock wall with Maori carvings and learn about its significance
  • See volcanoes, lake scenery, and a variety of bird life
  • Have the option to swim, and choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Includes snacks, use of equipment, and round-trip transport from Taupo
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Light refreshments
Kayak Tour
Kayak Equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off
54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Canoe and Kayak Taupo

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during The Maori Carvings Half Day Kayak?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "From the great customer service to the beautiful scenery, I would highly recommend booking if you want the best view of the lake!" See review


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Beautiful lake
, Feb 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for a great review Amy, I agree, the lake is a spectacular place to spend some time.
A must do on lake taupo
, Feb 2020
We had an amazing time on this tour! From the great customer service to the beautiful scenery, I would highly recommend booking if you want the best view of the lake!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for coming out with us - really glad that you enjoyed a bit of time on the beautiful lake.
Great afternoon on the lake
, Feb 2020
We had a great time on the lake with Tammy, it had been awhile since we kayaked but the pace felt right and we could enjoy our time on the water. Seeing the carvings up close was quite something. Afterward, we stopped on a beach nearby where we went for a swim and had some cookies before the paddle back to Taupo. 10/10 would recommend
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review - those carvings are spectacular and it was great to have you along.
good trip
, Jan 2020
the trip is great very enjoy the time on the kayak paddling on the lake of Taupo. Laura has been an awesome guide, telling the story about Taupo and cravings.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed the trip.

Product code: 35393P1

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