Experience the best way to explore Lake Taupo and choose the most environmentally friendly way to travel – with a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings. Escape the hectic life and join us on our classical sailing boat Kindred Spirit for a true sailing experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake’s remarkable coastline as you discover the bays and hidden bush while listening to the onboard commentary about Taupo’s history and culture.
Experience the best way to explore Lake Taupo and choose the most environmentally friendly way to travel – with a scenic sailing tour to the Māori Rock Carvings.
Escape the hectic life and join us on our classical sailing boat Kindred Spirit for a true sailing experience. On Kindred Spirit you cruise in superior comfort with a large deck space and a lounge under the main deck.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake’s remarkable coastline as you discover the bays and hidden bush while listening to our experienced skipper. Learn about the history of the lake and the Maori Rock Carvings, one of the most extraordinary contemporary carvings in the world. Give the crew a hand hoisting the sails and take a turn on the wheel or just snuggle under some blankets and enjoy the wide selection of drinks. Take a dip and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the largest freshwater lake in Australasia (weather dependent).
We have a fridge and a freezer aboard, as well as a high quality sound system. The boat is fully equipped for safety and enjoyment.
Sunset Heaven Option - Pizza + 2 glasses of beer selection, wine selection or non-alcoholic drinks.
Longest swim stop of all companies
Wet weather clothing and blankets are available on all our tours.
Drinks are available on all tours for purchase but you can also BYO
Taste of Taupo Option - Pizza + 1 glass of beer selection, wine selection or non-alcoholic drinks
Please be at the boat 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. People failing to show up for check-in can not be refunded.
Kindred Spirit is located in Berth 14, Taupo Boat Harbour, Redoubt Street, Taupo.
You can park anywhere at the Boat Harbour on Redoubt Street or on Ferry Road. There are no time restrictions.
Sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.
If the experience is cancelled by us (because of the weather or anything else out of your control), you will be offered an alternative date or time or a full refund.
Dress comfortable and warm (layered clothes work best), wind- and showerproof jacket recommended. Bring swimwear and towel (during summer), sunblock, sunglasses and hat. No hard soled shoes or high heels!rnNot accessible for wheelchairs or prams. rnDogs allowed upon consultation.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.
There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.
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