Maori Rock Carvings, Taupo

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Hop on a ferry to view the impressive Maori Rock Carvings, a collection of individual carvings into the rock face of Mine Bay standing over 10 m (33 ft) high, a gift to the town of Taupo. The work of master carver Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell and Jonathan Randell and completed in the 1970s, each carving is unique unto itself, with its own story, meaning, and significance. The carvings can only been seen by water, so opt to take a guided boat tour or get a closer look with a guided kayaking tour. The more comfortable option of the two is the ferryboat, where visitors can sit back and relax while munching on snacks and listening to the informative guides. Our Taupo vacation builder makes visiting Maori Rock Carvings and other Taupo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We saw these fascinating carvings from a boat trip with Ernest Kemp replica Steamboat at the end of January 2016. In fact it was the weekend of "Thunder on the Lake" and some of the powerboats were do...  more »
  • This cruise is really very informative and the staff of the boat listening and ready to share his experience in a very playful way.
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  • Was a bit disappointed after all the hype for these. They have been there for 40 years and it is only one area.  more »