Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo

Daily scenic cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings onboard the Ernest Kemp, a replica steamboat. Ernest Kemp cruises daily all year round - four times during summer and twice in winter. Enjoy stunning Lake Taupo and the carvings on this 2 hour cruise.


$35.00 - $45.00
$10.00 - $25.00
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Cruise with the unique vessel Ernest Kemp to the magnificent Maori Rock Carvings! The carvings are only accessible by water. Ernest Kemp gets you up close for great photo opportunities. Cruise by beautiful native tree-lined bays with snow-capped mountains in the background while our experienced skippers tell you about the local history.

Ernest Kemp has comfortable seating both inside and out, suitable for cruising in all weather conditions. Complimentary WiFi, postcard, hot drinks and cookies provided and we have a fully licensed bar. Bathroom facilities are available on board.

Summer - 4 daily cruises, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, & *5pm
Winter - 2 daily cruises 10.30am & 2pm.
*Cocktail Cruise -wine, beer & pizza included

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Physical address

65 Redoubt Street, Taupō Town, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $35.00 - $45.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$10.00 - $25.00
Other charges:
0-4 years - Free
Further pricing information:
Prices are as follows: $44 Adults (10:30am/2:00pm) $40 Seniors (65 y +) $15 Children (5y-15y) $0 Infants - (0-4 y) Special Mates Rates - 2 Adults for $80(excludes 5pm cruise) *Special 12.30pm extra summer cruise Adults $35pp children $15 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise $45 Adults $25 All Children(1-15y). *Includes Wine, Beer & Pizza* Family package $99 for 2 Adults & 2 Children (10:30am/2:00pm only)
Cancellation policy:
If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the departure time, you will incur a loss of 100% of your payment

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
8km to Taupo Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
2 minute walk to terminal, located infront of us
Proximity to town:
600m to town centre

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Opening times

Business hours:
Everyday 8am to 6pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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