Berth 2, Taupo Harbour    07 378 3444

Cocktail Cruise

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

Taking four years to sculpt, the spectacular carving was completed in 1980 and has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people since. The lead carver, Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell, led a team of four artists, who, wearing nothing but safety goggles and speedos, carved out the rock alcove at Mine Bay to create the carvings.

Two smaller figures of Celtic design, which depict the south wind and a mermaid, have also been carved at the base of the rock face to represent the cultural diversity of New Zealand.


2 Hours

Adult $45
Child $25
Infant $0

PLEASE NOTE: Child: 1-15yrs, Infant 0-12months


  • Live informative commentary
  • Colour brochure of history & meaning of Maori Rock Carvings
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies
  • Comfortable seating both inside and out
  • Free postcard
  • Free WiFi
  • Children visit the skipper and receive a Wheel Certificate
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and pizza


Terms and Conditions:

 While the beer and wine is complimentary on this cruise, we are a licensed establishment and therefore abide by regulations on the Sale& Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The crew onboard are the final authority on alcohol supply and consumption. Anyone deemed intoxicated will not be permitted on the cruise. All adult passengers under the age of 25 must have a valid ID to be presented at request. (HANZ 18+ card, NZ drivers licence, or currently valid passport only)

 5pm Child Ticket includes 1 x free non-alcoholic beverage.

 All Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Water is free and readily available for the duration of your cruise. Feel free to ask the crew for assistance.

 Dairy-free/Gluten-free pizzas incur an addition charge of $3.00 per pizza – please advise at the booking office upon ticket collection.

 Swimming: Anyone wishing to swim will need to have appropriate swimwear and their own towel. Baggy clothing/Jeans etc. are unsuitable and will not be permitted on the cruise. Swimming is always at the skippers discretion.