Berth 2, Taupo Harbour    +64 21 669 139 

Ernest Kemp Cruises are actively following advice from authorities regarding COVID-19. Our health, hygiene and cleanliness practices are always of a high standard, however given the current situation of Coronavirus, we have implemented further measures including:

  • Hospital grade antibacterial spray used in between trips on high traffic areas (door handles, handrails, bathrooms, tabletops and chairs)
  • Alcohol swabs to wipe down EFTPOS machines and booking areas
  • Antibacterial hand sanitiser available for customer use, along with sterile gloves
  • Implementation of single server table service by our crew for drinks
  • Limiting passenger numbers on cruises to allow additional personal space
  • Contact Tracing System in place
  • Floor markers at the boarding area to ensure separation

Daily Maori Rock Carvings Cruise


Take a relaxing boat trip aboard The Ernest Kemp, the Māori Rock Carvings Cruise Specialists. One of the world’s largest freshwater volcanic craters, Lake Taupō is home to the famous Māori Rock Carvings, only accessible by boat. With comfortable seating inside and out, be sure to have your camera ready, and enjoy this piece of spiritual and cultural significance of the lake on our replica steamboat.

  •  2 Hour Cruises, 10:30am, 12:30pm (90 min - Queen's Birthday Weekend), 2:00pm
  •  Free WiFi
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