- Full instruction
- Top quality kayaking equipment
- Gourmet refreshments
- Pick up from/to Taupo CBD (on request only, please advise when booking)
- 3 hours on the water
WHERE WE VISIT
- Acacia Bay
- Mine Bay
Why do we love this
We love how close you get to the Maori Rock Carvings on this tour! Discovering them while on kayaks makes it even more special.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Explore the Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo on this epic kayak day trip. The carvings have been hailed as one of New Zealand's most extraordinary artworks, and exploring them from the water is an unmissable experience!
Beginning in the sheltered Acacia Bay, you'll head out to on the water to explore the secluded Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. You've got an incredible 3 hours on the water today to explore!
Paddle below native bush, past steep cliffs and mini inlets, as you explore areas only accessible by kayak! You won't believe your eyes once the amazing 14 metre-high carvings come into view. As you paddle past, your experienced guide will explain the carving's cultural significance to the lake and surrounding areas.
After checking out the dramatic carvings, start the return journey. Along the way, you'll stop for gourmet refreshments and you can take this opportunity to swim in the clear waters of the beautiful lake.
Later, if a breeze comes up, raft your kayaks together and sail back – bliss!
No experience is necessary, as all trips are guided and full instruction is given. 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.
Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than tour commencement time. Tours start at Unit 2, 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo.