Enjoy stunning vistas as you set sail on Lake Taup to explore the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. A ‘must do’ attraction whilst visiting Taupo is the 2-2.5 hr a cruise to the 10 metre high Maori Rock Carvings, situated in Mine Bay and only accessible by boat, they were created in the late 70’s by local artists and are possibly the largest of their type in the world.
Stretch out on luxury beanbag style seating and soak up the sun taking in breathtaking scenery as you glide across stunning Lake Taupo, help to hoist the sail or take a turn at the wheel, go for a swim and then enjoy complimentary light refreshments or on the 5pm sailing enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer
Set sail for adventure on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupo. Feel the sun on your face and enjoy the gentle lake breezes as you cast off and head out to make new friends and new discoveries aboard the sail boat Barbary 2.
Kick back and relax as you skim across the surface, the crystal-clear waters gliding quietly beneath you, and you investigate the hidden bays and dramatic coastline that tell the story of Taupo’s volcanic past. Take in the stunning vistas that spread out before you, the distant peaks of majestic mountains rising high above the lake, guarding the Taupo caldera as they have for many years.
Or heighten the adventure, get involved, and help get us underway as we introduce you to the basics of sailing. Whether you want to sit back and just enjoy the peace on our quiet, zero-emissions yachts or want to get more hands-on and take the wheel or help hoist the sails, you’re set for an amazing experience … one you won’t find anywhere else.
Enjoy the late afternoon sail after a hot day and experience Lake Taupo by evening aboardBarbary 2 ‘, which makes for a fantastic summer’s night out. Sit back and enjoy on luxury, comfortable beanbag style seating on the deck’s open-air and experience the early evening light sky. B.Y.O or enjoy a drink from our licensed bar and we have an all weather canopy and ponchos for the adventure filled days when the wind is up.
Experience the cultural significance of the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay, listen to old legends and engaging stories.
Discover the masterful artistry of Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell, years in the making, and marvel at his magical creations as they stretch 14 metres above you, attempting to touch the sky. Only accessible by boat, discover the history and significance of this world-renowned site as our experienced storytellers and guides weave a vibrant tapestry that takes you back to days gone past. Listen and become enmeshed in the story as you join the artist on a mystical journey, calling his ancestor’s home.
Sail with us and don’t miss out on one of New Zealand’s must-do experiences.
If you love adventure, thrive on relaxing and taking in breath-taking scenery, sharing laughs with fellow
travellers, then you are going to LOVE your time aboard the ‘Barbary 2’.