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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour provided by Sail Fearless

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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour

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Overview
Set sail on a scenic voyage across Lake Taupo to get an up-close view of ancient Maori rock carvings that are only accessible by water. Help the crew rig and hoist the mainsail if you want, or simply relax on deck and soak in the spectacular mountain views. Stop for a swim during summer months, or make a night of it with a dinner cruise option that includes pizza, beer, and music onboard.
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You'll start at
27 Redoubt Street
27 Redoubt Street, Nukuhau, Taupo 3377, New ZealandDeparture Point: Sail Fearless  Boat # 25 (Berth #25)  Taupo Marina, next to 65 Redoubt St.
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    Redoubt Street
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Maori Rock Carvings
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Great Lake Taupo
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
27 Redoubt Street
27 Redoubt Street, Nukuhau, Taupo 3377, New ZealandDeparture Point: Sail Fearless  Boat # 25 (Berth #25)  Taupo Marina, next to 65 Redoubt St.
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Highlights
  • Learn the history behind Maori carvings etched into rocks on New Zealand's largest lake
  • Try out basic sailing skills aboard a 48-foot (14.6-meter), double-mast ketch
  • Swim off the boat during summer months or admire snow-capped peaks in wintertime
  • Bring aboard your own picnic lunch or opt for a pizza-and-beer dinner cruise
Important Information
Departure Point
27 Redoubt Street, Nukuhau, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Light refreshments (if option selected)
  • Sunset Tours
  • Free Pizza Beer and wine on selected trips
  • BYO
  • Longest swim stop on all trips ( weather Depending)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • Bring a warm jacket for cool weather or wind.
  • Bring a towel and swimwear.
  • Light Refreshments can be purchased from the cheapest bar on the Lake or you can also bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.
  • The operator reserves the right to upgrade passengers to his other sailing yacht Kindred Spirit should weather conditions, demand or other circumstances require it. No extra costs will apply. The trip at 9.30am or 12.30pm might be postponed by 30min in such circumstances.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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tsrothwell wrote a review 16 Mar
Santa Fe, New Mexico14 contributions14 helpful votes
We loved the sailing excursion. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful lake. Lots of activity from boating to water skiing to parasailing to parachuting. The rock carvings were amazing to see and the story of how they came about truly fascinating. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
travelwhere wrote a review 16 Mar
Modesto, California2,212 contributions338 helpful votes
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Our group got upgraded from the Fearless to a lovely larger yacht (due to tour size, I think.) The trip to the Maori carvings was so relaxed & beautiful. It was a lovely day with just a little wind. We enjoyed pizza & a drink on the way out. Plenty of time was spent looking at
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Sarah HD wrote a review 15 Mar
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We had an absolutely brilliant time on the Sail Fearless boat, Dave was so welcoming and chatty and gave us a fab tour of the lake as well as just a generally nice experience and chit chat! Swimming in the lake before all the cruise ships arrived was breathtaking and getting to
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Date of experience: March 2020
JerryThefirst wrote a review 12 Mar
Folkestone, United Kingdom78 contributions20 helpful votes
This was one of the best trips on our holiday so far. We did have amazing weather which helped but it would have been great anyway. Our captain Sarah was really informative, and full of tall tales. Being allowed to steer was the icing on the cake. A beer and a pizza was
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kallen04 wrote a review 12 Mar
Murrieta, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
We went in the morning and the lake was pretty glassy. It was very good, beautiful and great... The carvings are impressive, and the story behind them was interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator
By: Sail Fearless
Eleanor L
London, United Kingdom
4122
Fantastic!!
We went out on the trip with our two skippers a few days ago to see the Maori Rock Carvings. The trip was
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tsrothwell
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1214
Unexpected surprise!
We loved the sailing excursion. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful lake. Lots of activity from boating to
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travelwhere
Modesto, California
583338
Money well spent! Had a blast!
Our group got upgraded from the Fearless to a lovely larger yacht (due to tour size, I think.) The trip to the
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Sarah HD
10
Brilliant experience!
We had an absolutely brilliant time on the Sail Fearless boat, Dave was so welcoming and chatty and gave us a fab
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JerryThefirst
Folkestone, United Kingdom
5620
Perfect Afternoon
This was one of the best trips on our holiday so far. We did have amazing weather which helped but it would have
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kallen04
Murrieta, California
32
Water was like glass
We went in the morning and the lake was pretty glassy. It was very good, beautiful and great... The carvings are
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quixas
21
Maori Rock Carvings is a joke
Crew is very nice, but the sail was boring. Maori Rock Carvings is a joke. It was done in late 1970. I am much
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Susiewestsussex25
West Sussex, United Kingdom
126
Great sailing & fun
We had a great afternoon & skipper Sam, was informative with great knowledge & a great sense of humour. We met
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Hemskeez
Rotorua, New Zealand
20
Best romantic boat tour everr!!
Had the best time ever sunset and all jess and dave were the best good view good vibes and awesome skippers me nd
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Jackie
30
Amaziiiiiing
Thank you jess and Dave for letting us mongrels hang out for an amazing afternoon!!! For letting the boys pop
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  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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