Lake Taupō Voyager Experience

Viewing-the-Mine-Bay-Maori-Rock-Carvings
Viewing-the-Mine-Bay-Maori-Rock-Carvings

Sail Barbary - Swim 2
Sail Barbary - Swim 2

Huka Falls
Huka Falls

Viewing-the-Mine-Bay-Maori-Rock-Carvings
Viewing-the-Mine-Bay-Maori-Rock-Carvings

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Tour Summary

Marvel at the breath-taking geothermal scenery, stunning waterfalls and World Heritage-listed forest reserves, located in the centre of New Zealand’s north island lies the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. A land of fire and ice, Lake Taupō, a stunning natural cauldron, is ringed by snow-capped mountains, and surrounded by geothermal ‘hot spots’, bubbling mud pools, fumaroles and hot springs. Get right up close to explore lake Taupō on an eco-friendly scenic cruise around the Western Bays of the Lake to see the huge Māori rock carving at Mine Bay.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Enjoy the largest fresh water lake in NZ, one of the main attractions

  • Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along the lakeside

  • Spectacular adventure- explore the hidden bays of the vast lake Taupō

  • Discover the renowned Maori Rock Carvings on a cruise

  • Marvel at panoramic views of Lake Taupō on an eco-friendly vessel with no noise, fumes or pollution

  • Visit the largest rock carving of this type in the world - only accessible by boat! 

  • Sail in a lovingly restored white classic sailing yacht 

  • Unique Perspective – explore the culture, history and sustainability of the region

  • Get a chance to hoist the sails & steer the wheel 

  • Enjoy light-hearted commentary from your certified skipper guide

  • A little extra of  something –enjoy a complimentary bevvy and cookies while you cruise

  • Enjoy the best water-level viewing of the majestic Huka Falls

  • Experience dazzling views of the falls and river from the pedestrian bridge.

  • Admire beautiful Waikato scenery and look out for native bird life

  • Step into the glorious world of the honey bee!

  • Discover pure New Zealand honey in the heart of Taupō

  • Free honey, mead and liqueur tastings, live beehive viewings and fascinating interactive displays.

Tour Inclusion

 

  • Fully guided return transfer from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • Admission to 2.5-hour cruise aboard an electric yacht

  • Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.

  • Engaging and informative commentary in English

  • Indoor and outdoor seating with Large viewing deck

  • Visit to the stunning lake city of Taupō waterfront

  • Visit mighty and majestic Huka falls

  • Admission to New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products. 

  • Free tastings of 100% pure New Zealand honey, honey wine (mead) and liqueurs

Tour Description

Marvel at the breath-taking geothermal scenery, stunning waterfalls and World Heritage-listed forest reserves, as you drive from the south of Auckland located in the centre of New Zealand’s north island lies the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. A land of fire and ice, Lake Taupō, a stunning natural cauldron, is ringed by snow-capped mountains, and surrounded by geothermal ‘hot spots’, such as bubbling mud pools, fumaroles and hot springs, so have your camera at the ready to capture all the amazing sights.

You'll be amazed by the majestic Huka Falls - an incredible waterfall that thunders 11m into the Waikato River below and boasts the title of being New Zealand's most visited natural attraction. This incredible waterfall is the most-visited natural attraction in New Zealand – it’s hard to tear your gaze away from the endless, mesmerising torrent. Experience dazzling views of the falls and river from the pedestrian bridge. Looking upstream from the footbridge over the Waikato River where the watercourse squeezes into the narrow gorge and results in a bit of turbulence. Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō waterfront by stretching your legs along one of many lakeside walking trails.  Take a step away and enjoy the complete peace and quiet of water's edge picnic spots and elevated viewing areas. 

We then visit the amazing Maori Rock carvings by way of a relaxing boat cruise - the only way to explore them. Take in the views from your unique perspective on the water and learn all about the spiritual and cultural significance of the area from your knowledgeable skipper before arriving at the carvings, towering 14 meters above the waters of Lake Taupo. ​Make yourself at home on a lovingly restored classic white sailing yacht, which set the scene for a wonderful experience to discover its natural beauty and hidden wonders.

Leave your cares and the shoreline behind and set sail across the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō. Investigate the hidden bays and beautiful coastline as you enjoy stunning vistas guarded by majestic mountains, enduring witnesses to Taupō’s volcanic past. Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region as you voyage to the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. We will take you right up close to the 14 metre high face of Ngatoroirangi. 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. Experience Lake Taupō Free refreshments including tea, coffee, hot chocolate. We are licensed but you are welcome to bring your own. In the summer swimming is encouraged.

Rich, full and flavoursome, discover the largest range of honey and honey-based products in Aotearoa. Excite the senses, be tempted by an amazing array of 100% pure New Zealand honey, mead, natural health and wellbeing products and unique gift ideas. A unique taste experience with free honey, mead & liqueur tastings. Live beehive viewings and fascinating interactive displays. Discover health & wellness products, divine honey-based skincare products. Complete your experience by relaxing in lounge or gardens with a coffee or delicious honey ice-cream.

Tour Requirements

  • 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.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking shoes, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items.

  • Please also bring a jersey or coat if it is cold.

  • Easy and good fitness level required.

  • Bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as this is the perfect place to get some great experiences photos.

  • Please bring swimwear & towel (summer only).

  • No large bags or luggage are allowed.

 
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