Pricing and Conditions

Adult $35.00 - $45.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$10.00 - $25.00
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0-4 years - Free

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Prices are as follows: $35 Adults (10:30am/2:00pm) $30 Seniors (65 y +) $10 Children (5y-15y) $0 Infants - (0-4 y) Special Mates Rates - 2 Adults for $70 *Special 12.30pm extra summer cruise Adults $30pp children $10 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise $35 Adults $15 Children(2-15y), *Includes a Wine, Beer or non-alcoholic beverage* Family package $80 for 2 Adults & 2 Children (10:30am/12:30pm/2:00pm only)

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If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the departure time, you will incur a loss of 100% of your payment

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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.

Opening times

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


65 Redoubt Street, Taupō Town, New Zealand.

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

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