Kakariki Day Cruise to the carvings

From NZD $40.00
  • Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Taupo, New Zealand

Discover the Maori Rock Carvings on Great Lake Taupo with Sail Barbary


Kakariki  is a large catamaran which cruises at 4-18 knots and is 12m in length. 

The boat has seating in the cabin, bow-rider, fly bridge and transom areas. 

We offer swimming and trout fishing demonstrations on most trips.

BYO food and alcohol or use our bar.


Taupo’s Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings are possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. Sail Barbary has been offering cruises to these carvings since 1982. 

Full cultural commentary and explanation of the significance of the Maori Rock carvings. Eco commentary on the lake and  living with a volcano. 

Kakariki cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings depart daily at 10.30am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm and 7.00pm (Evening cruises Summer Only).

If you have a group that wants to be the only people on the boat or want to do additional fishing please phone 0800 BYO FUN for special rates.