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Sail Barbary Lake Taupo Yacht Cruise | Maori Rock Carvings

Taupo, New Zealand

Join this eco-friendly trip that takes in the beautiful scenery of Lake Taupo, plus full commentary on the local Māori Rock Carvings, volcanoes and more

Duration2.5 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time10:30am, 2pm & 5pm
Minimum Age
Minimum AgeAll Ages
MealsNot Included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationTaupo Boat Harbour
Eco Tour
Eco Tour

Sail Barbary Lake Taupo Yacht Cruise | Maori Rock Carvings Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us

  • Discover the Maori Rock Carvings on Great Lake Taupo

  • Explore this must-see attraction, only accessible by boat

  • Take part in a tour that's 100% sustainable

  • Enjoy commentary about the eco side of the lake 

  • Learn about the cultural significance of the Maori rock carvings

  • Journey right up close to the 14-meter high rock art

  • Guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments

  • Option to BYO food and beverages or enjoy the bar

  • 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

  • Warm ponchos are supplied

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can children join this Lake Taupo yacht cruise?

Yes. A child rate applies to children aged 15 and under. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled sailing trips require a ratio of 1 adult per 2 children. 

All Sail Barbary cruises board and depart the boat at Berth 9 & 10, Redoubt St, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo.

No. Some guests have never sailed before, some have never even been on a boat before. The Operator can control the experience using the sails so will look after you well. If you prefer a real sailing adventure, then come on board when the wind is up and enjoy sailing without salt sea spray or nosiy outboard motors. 

On the lake, Mother Nature ensures that every trip is different. Each season of the year brings different conditions. Sometimes the sailing is easy, sometimes it rains, sometimes there is not enough wind to use the sails and The Operator uses their quiet, eco-friendly electric engine. But which ever way it happens it always works out great.

There's always a possibility that a rain shower might arrive. The Operator suggests you bring a shower-proof jacket. However, there is custom-made, fleece-lined, water-proof ponchos available for use on board, and there is always the option of going below decks in the cabin for a while. If heavy rain is forecast the tour will unlikely sail. Sometimes there's a shower of (fresh water) spray when sailing along. It can be quite a lot of fun!

No, but it is good if you tell The Operator you can't swim. The Operator might ask you to wear a life vest while on deck during sailing. 

Layered clothing and appropriate, comfortable shoes, shower/wind-proof jacket, swimwear & towel (summer only), sun cream, hat, sunglasses & camera.

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Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings
Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupō Boat Harbour, Taupō , New Zealand