Berth 2, Taupo Harbour    +64 21 669 139 

Sunset Cruise

Visit the world-famous Maori Rock Carvings on a voyage of discovery, Take in the stunning Taupo Sunset whilst enjoying a complimentary wine or beer. Enjoy fun and informative commentary, comfortable seating and free WiFi.

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 $35
Child $10
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 glass of wine or beer 


Terms and Conditions:

 While the beer or 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)

 7pm 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.

 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.