Trout catching with Richard Staines

Lake Taupō, New Zealand

Lake Taupō

Scenic Cruises on Lake Taupō

Lake Taupō is in the middle of the North Island and is the biggest lake in Australasia. On a clear day the snow capped volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park provide a spectacular backdrop to the lake.

The best way to enjoy it is to book a sightseeing cruise on Lake Taupō with White Striker Charters.

Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings, Lake Taupō
Māori rock carving by Tom Hall is licensed under CC BY 2.0

One of the most popular attractions on the lake is the Mine Bay Māori rock carving. The carving of Ngatoroirangi was sculpted over the course of four years and completed in 1980 and is one of New Zealand's most extraordinary contemporary Māori artworks.

Scenic Cruises Charter Rate

$275 per hour.

Rates are per hour for the boat, not per person.

Maximum 8 people. Minimum of 1 hours charter.


Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS or cash. There is a 3% surcharge on credit card transactions.

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Fantastic first ever fishing experience. Great family time. (Kids did not miss their devices at all!). Boat brilliant and host very hospitable. Recommend it .

Cheryl C., Paeroa, NZ

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