Price: NZD 170 per person
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Location: Taupo, Southern Waikato
2 nights / 3 days
Accommodation in a 3* hotel
90-minutes lake cruise, departing 10:30am, 1:30pm
Cruise to the Maori Carving on Lake Taupo
With Lake Taupo being the largest lake in New Zealand, it’s no wonder almost all activities in Taupo are somehow connected to water.
One of the must-dos while visiting is definitely a cruise to the Māori Carving Taupo. Towering an impressive 14 meters high is the face of Ngātoroirangi, a powerful Māori high priest. And although the carving looks like it’s been around for centuries, it really was created by a local artist in the 1970s and has since become a Taupo tourist attraction.
A number of boat companies cruise to the Māori Carving Taupo which is located in Mine Bay and only accessible from the water. The lovely crew from Chris Jolly Outdoors will take you on a 90-minutes cruise, providing full commentary on the history of Lake Taupo and the carving while you get to enjoy the scenery from inside the boat or their viewing deck. Do not forget to try one of their home-made cider, it is a real delight!
Your accommodation in Taupo
Phoenix Resort Taupo is a romantic 3* accommodation. The rooms are located in villa-style houses in the midst of a rose garden, only a 2 minutes walk from the lake. All rooms have their own private spa baths and most also have a kitchenette. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from central Taupo or a leisurely 20-minute walk along the shores of Lake Taupo.
- 2 nights at 3* Phoenix Resort Taupo
- 90-minutes lake cruise, departing 10:30am, 1:30pm
- Other meals
- Entry fee to other attractions or activities