Full Day – Maori Rock Carvings Tour (Mine Bay)
TIME: 6 hours (4-5 hours on water with rest breaks & story telling)
MOTORIZED KAYAKS (AVAILABLE)
LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS
From our base in Acacia Bay, we will drive for 20 minutes to Whakaipo. Whakaipo Bay is one of the last untouched public and farmed reserves left on the shores of Lake Taupo. This place is so rustic and raw, you will be speechless.
Once we have unloaded the kayaks and equipment. Your guide will equip and brief you before setting off on our kayaking adventure. Firstly, to Masons Rock – an impressive volcanic fan of rock emerging from the lake.
Then onto the historic Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. Where you will be captivated by these striking carvings (towering 14 meters high) as your experienced guide explains the carving’s history & cultural significance while you float beneath them inches away in orr. The smaller surrounding carvings become alive as you get visually closer to them.
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