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Maori Carvings

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Taupo, North Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Price
    $100 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Avg Distance


  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Everyday 8.30am 10am 1.30am

  • Starting Location

    Acacia Bay

  • Price Includes

    Full instruction, Top quality kayaking equipment, Gourmet refreshments, Transport from/to Taupo Information Centre – 30 Tongariro St, Taupo, Photos


  • 100-metre high carvings!
  • Gourmet refreshments on the return home!
  • If the breeze is good, raft the kayaks together and sail!


Trip Info

Beginning in the sheltered waters of Acacia Bay, come out kayaking 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! No experience is necessary, as all our trips are guided and full instruction is given. Our double kayaks are safe and easy for everyone to use. Children under the age of 12, must be accompanied by an adult in our kayaks.

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