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. Make Maori Rock Carvings part of your personalized Taupo itinerary using our Taupo trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Excellent works of art carved into the cliffs of the lake. Only accessible by boat. Don't expect ancient history, these are present day artworks.  more »
  • We went on a cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings. There was tea, coffee and biscuits included in the cost of the cruise. The skipper and crew were excellent and entertained and looked after the passenge...  more »
  • We went on a boat trip on Lake Taupo and saw the rock carvings, they were good and recommend the visit  more »

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