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 wipes available for customer use, along with sterile gloves
  • Limiting passenger numbers on cruises to allow additional personal space.

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, 2:00pm Everyday
  •  Free WiFi
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