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Maori Cultural Boat Tour to the Maori Rock Carvings

Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Let TAURIKURA spoil you with an amazing experience on Lake Taupo.

As you cruise in complete comfort to the famous Maori Rock Carvings you will enjoy an interactive performance of traditional Maori songs and Kapa Haka.  Whilst taking in the spectacular scenery, the group will share the rich history of the Tuwharetoa region.

A great trip for everyone.  Highlights include:
• Learn the poi and play traditional Maori stick games
• Heart warming performances for all ages
• Get your own washable Moko tattoo
• Interaction with the performers whilst on boardYou also receive a free beverage and nibbles.

What You'll Get

Departs every Thursday at 5pm, end of November to the end February

1.5 Hours  

There are many things that you must do when you are touring New Zealand.  Often you look for something unique that will encapsulate the essence of what the region holds.  Chris Jolly Outdoors has done this by offering the first ever Maori Cultural Cruise Experience on Lake Taupo.  

As you arrive at the Taupo Boat Harbour, you will be welcomed with a traditional Maori pohiri before boarding the boat.

Taurikura explain the importance and meaning of this cultural gesture to welcome you aboard Cruise Cat.

The two storied catamaran, then provides the ultimate venue for an interactive performance with the sensational group.

Taurikura are formed from the local Maori immersion school, with both teachers and students (who have an intimate understanding of the culture) will entertain you with local history, songs and haka.

The 90 minute tour is also an interactive experience which is fantastic for young and old alike.  Taurikura will teach you how to work the poi, play traditional Maori stick games, and you can even get your own washable Moko tattoo.

This tour is a present for the heart, for you will walk away not only with the gift of experiencing Maori culture, but all who have been part of this have been uplifted on departure.

You will also receive a selection of breads with homemade dips. Full bar onboard with delicious antipasto platters available for purchase for NZ$20 (2pax) to enjoy as you take in the stunning vistas of the Lake Taupo region. What a fantastic way to top off a day spent in the Taupo district!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Space for pushchairs
  • Two toilets on board
  • Full bar available with food options to purchase
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Boat cruise
  • Maori Cultural Performance
  • Free beverage
  • Stunning views of the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Enjoy an amazing vista of the Lake
  • Free nibbles
  • Maori Interactive games and performance

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Car Park, 83 Redoubt St, Taupo 3377, New Zealand

Departure Time
5:00 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Chris Jolly Outdoors in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.