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.

Our Cruises

 Well behaved dogs are always welcomed on board.

Enjoy a scenic cruise in any weather condition with fun, informative commentary of the history of the Maori Rock Carvings and the surrounding lake area.

With comfortable seating both inside and out, bathroom facilities and a licensed bar, we’ll ensure your cruise on the Ernest Kemp is warm and comfortable.

Don’t forget to have a look at the beautiful art piece on board by master carver, Matahi Whakataka Brightwell.

⭐  Ernest Kemp is back from a major refurbishment! Come and check out the stunning new livery!  ⭐

Maori Rock Carvings - 2hr

Towering 14 metres above the waters of Lake Taupo, the Maori Rock Carvings have become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the North Island of New Zealand.

Time:
10:30am
2:00pm

Duration:
2 Hours

Prices:
Adult $45
Child $15
Infant $0

Cocktail Cruise

Cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings - enjoy a complimentary beer or wine and pizza whilst experiencing one of the biggest tourist attractions in the North Island of New Zealand.

Time:
5:00pm

Duration:
2 Hours

Prices:
Adult $40
Child $25
Infant $0

Maori Rock Carvings - 1.5hr

Towering 14 metres above the waters of Lake Taupo, the Maori Rock Carvings have become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the North Island of New Zealand.

Time:
12:30pm

Duration:
1.5 Hours

Prices:
Adult $40
Child $10
Infant $0