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Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay – Maori Rock Carvings

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Sail Lake Taupō – Quietly Incredible

The giant Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo has been hailed as one of New Zealand’s most extraordinary contemporary Maori artworks.

Towering 14-metres above the deep water of Lake Taupo, artist Matahi Brightwell’s carvings have become one of the North Island’s biggest tourist attractions.

The Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Maori rock carvings are accessible by boat only, and can be reached by taking a scenic cruise, sailing boat or kayaking trip from Taupo Boat Harbour.

Enjoy the peace of a quiet, zero-emissions 100% sustainable electric yacht. No fumes and no noise. Enjoy the Māori rock carvings at Mine Bay and listen to old legends and engaging stories. Sit back and relax or get involved and learn to sail.

What you’ll experience:

  • A truly unique and authentic sailing experience
  • Learn ‘our story’, a journey to sustainability from 2010
  • Spectacular adventure – Explore the hidden bays of Lake Taupō
  • Learn to sail or just sit back and soak up the views
  • Sustainable Sailing on a Eco-friendly yacht, no fumes, no noise, no pollution
  • Māori culture at the Mine Bay rock carvings and discover their amazing story
  • Sailing with wind or silent motoring with eco-friendly electric engines
  • Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region
  • Enjoy a complimentary bevvy or BYO drinks and nibbles
  • Qualmark Gold – Tourism NZ’s highest award guaranteeing quality of experience, service and shake or sustainability
  • Your safety comes first
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