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Lake Taupō Private Day Tour from Auckland to Māori Rock Carvings

Location Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
$560.09
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Overview
A journey from Auckland’s bustling cityscape to Taupō’s scenic lakes on a luxury private tour will lead you to 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, Lake Taupo, is also a super volcano! 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. Investigate the hidden bays, beautiful coastline and feel the thrill of cascading waterfalls at Huka falls. Be prepared to have your taste buds tingling, with the chance to try an array of exotic artisan honeys in a special tasting room.
Lake Taupō Private Day Tour from Auckland to Māori Rock Carvings
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 13 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

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  • Enjoy the best water-level viewing of the majestic Huka Falls
  • A little extra of something, enjoy a complimentary bevvy and cookies while you cruise
  • Free delicious honey ice cream
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Discover the renowned Māori Rock Carvings on a scenic cruise
  • Free honey, mead and liqueur tastings, live beehive viewings and fascinating interactive displays
  • Experience dazzling views of the falls and river from the pedestrian bridge
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Marvel at panoramic views to visit the largest rock carving of this type in the world!
  • Free tastings of honey, honey wine (mead) and liqueurs
  • Admission to New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products
  • WiFi on board
  • Admission to 2.5 hours Māori Rock Carvings cruise aboard an electric yacht
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland
  • Visit to the stunning lake city of Taupō waterfront
  • Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along the lakeside
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus
  • Step into the glorious world of the honeybee and discover pure New Zealand honey
  • Fully guided private return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet on-board the minibus
  • Private transportation
  • Visit to the mighty and majestic Huka falls
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Auckland Central
    We pickup travellers from most locations in the Auckland CBD location. If your pickup location is not available on the list, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate your request.
  • The Bombay Hills are a range of hills to the south of Auckland, New Zealand. Though only a small and seemingly insignificant range of hills, they lie at the southern boundary of the Auckland region, and serve as a divide between Auckland and the Waikato region. directly named after the ship Bombay, The ship itself was named after the Indian city of Bombay (now Mumbai). Bombay Means: a breed of black short-haired medium-sized cat. (pass by)
  • We stop to get some great coffee at your own expense and a comfort break before we continue our journey into the Waikato region.
  • Dog and Sheep Shaped Corrugated Metal Buildings
    We will also pass through the unique town of Tirau (the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world) known for its antique shops and animal-shaped corrugated iron buildings.
  • Lake Taupo
    ​The beautiful Lake Taupō is about the size of Singapore – more of an inland sea really. Taupō was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Taupō is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. The Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay, which can only be seen from the water, make for a great boat trip or kayaking excursion. The forests surrounding the lake offer hiking and mountain biking to suit all levels of experience. ​Relax on the waterfront & enjoy a picnic lunch or choose from a wide selection of cafes and restaurants.
  • Maori Rock Carvings
    Step aboard, explore Lake Taupō, and discover its natural beauty and hidden wonders with an eco-friendly cruise with Sail Barbary. 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. Sit back and relax or jump in and learn to sail. Experience Lake Taupō from a unique perspective. Free refreshments including tea, coffee, hot chocolate. We are licensed but you are welcome to bring your own. In the summer swimming is encouraged.
  • Lake Taupo
    We stop to get some lunch at your own expense and a comfort break before we continue our journey back to Auckland.
  • Huka Honey Hive
    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.
  • Huka Falls
    ​​At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over 11meter high waterfall. The previously placid waters roar and rumble at great speed along the ravine before bursting out over Huka Falls to crash into the turbulent pool 11 metres below. A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to get up close and witness the powerful display of water blasting by -. If you'd like to see the power and fury of the falls up close, try a jet boat ride or river cruise.
  • Auckland Central
    After an exhilarating fun-filled adventure experience at Taupō, it is now time to head back to Auckland to conclude your evening and drop-off at your hotel in Auckland. We can also drop you at your accommodation in Taupō if you are staying locally in the region.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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.
  • Tours are suitable for people of all ages and average fitness. Our scenic walks are short and optional. Please let our guide know at check in if you have any fitness concerns.
  • No sailing experience is required. We sail with guests who have never sailed before, some have never even been on a boat before.
  • Each season of the year brings different conditions. Sometimes the sailing is easy, sometimes it rains, sometimes there is not enough wind for us to use the sails and we use our quiet eco-friendly electric engine.
  • No swimming experience required, but it is good if you tell us you can't swim. We might ask you to wear a life vest while on deck during sailing.
  • You are welcome to bring your own prepared food, snacks and or beverages (alcoholic beverages limited to guests 18 years and older by New Zealand law).
  • All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
  • This experience requires good weather.
    If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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    Lake Taupō Private Day Tour from Auckland to Māori Rock Carvings

    Location Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
    $560.09
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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