Half Day Eco Sail to Maori Rock Carvings - ex Taupo

Experience New Zealand's heritage as you view famous Maori rock carvings as you cruise around stunning Lake Taupo from the comfort of this vintage sail boat. 


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  • Sail across Great Lake Taupo to the renowned Maori Rock Carvings or enjoy a Sunset Cruise aboard New Zealand’s only boat cinema.
  • View the iconic 10 meters high Maori Rock Carvings, only accessible by boat.
  • All scheduled cruises include a free beverage.
  • Sail on a traditional 1920s Vintage sailing yacht - with an eco-friendly quiet electric engine.
  • 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.
  • The skipper and crew will make your sailing trip enjoyable and memorable aboard the vessel that has proudly entertained locals and visitors to the region for three decades.


  • 2.5 cruise around Lake Taupo.
  • Friendly Skipper and experienced staff .
  • Luxury beanbags.
  • Free beverage.
  • Music sound system.
  • Warm ponchos available (dependent of the weather).

Day 1 : 2.5 hour Sail Barbary Maori Rock Carvings Cruise

This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this culturally significant 14 metre (46 foot) high rock art. Excellent, amusing, and current commentary on the lake, the volcanoes and the carvings. Sit back and relax or jump in and learn about sailing. Experience Lake Taupō from a unique perspective. In Summer swimming is encouraged.  

Meal(s) included : None

Departs:  Daily at 10.30am, 2.00pm and 5:00pm (5pm summer only). Passengers are to present at Barbary 15 minutes prior to cruise departure.

Trip Duration:  2.5 hours

Pickup: Berth 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo. 

The Taupo Boat Harbour is within easy walking distance to the CBD, bus stop and all Taupo Hostels, with free all-day car parking available. 

Barbary sails every day of the year except Christmas Day. 

What to Bring:

Casual, comfortable, warm clothing (layers work best)
Windproof/showerproof jacket
Swimwear & towel (during summer)
Sunglasses & Hat


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