Cruise Kakariki on Lake Taupo

Cruise Kakariki on Lake Taupo

A boat for all occasions and daily cruises, the Kakariki is your best choice. Whether you are looking for an unusual venue for the next team-building event or somewhere special to host a party, the Kakariki should fulfil your requirements.

Operating as usual


Look what Dad caught. Great experience for a couple of little fishing folk.


Checkout 8 year old Archie’s big fat Hen. The smile in his eyes says it all! Well done 🤩


A family fishing day out. A couple of beauties. How do you cook them? Have you ever tried trout sashimi?


Fishing has been fantastic this year. Get in touch if you fancy a fishing trip. Hire the boat and we will supply all gear free of charge. You pay $20 for the DOC license.

Photos from Cruise Kakariki on Lake Taupo's post 12/02/2022

Group of Hens on Kakariki having fun! The best place to cool off is in the water


Kakariki cruising by out of Taupo Boat Harbour on another adventure. A private charter of Stags celebrating 🥳


Happy Birthday Lucqui Hohepa
The skipper giving everyone their safety briefing before their private charter.


Kakariki heading out to enjoy the lake. A private charter group keen to enjoy clay bird shooting, fishing 🎣 and other fun.


I loved the way these guys got into the Christmas spirit. Carols playing on the Bluetooth speakers. Christmas costumes and fun attitudes.


A private charter group heading out for 3 hours on the Lake. Lunch included


Christmas party time of the year. These guys had the Christmas Carols going on the Bluetooth speakers and outfits to match the season. They had a great time

Photos from Cruise Kakariki on Lake Taupo's post 05/11/2021

Photo 1/ Beautiful weather for a 21st birthday private charter trip
Photo 2/ Paintball fun
Photo 3/ 21 paintball shots at the biscuiting birthday boy- ouch 🎯


Kakariki visiting the Maori Rock Carvings only accessible by boat.


First time fisherman on Lake Taupo. He purchased a fishing lure to try and was successful! Landed 3 kept 2. We supply all gear but your welcome to BYO faithfuls!


Birds eye view of Kakariki. Bowrider, fly bridge, cabin, transom and duck board. Perfect for any occasions


Kakariki is a perfect boat for fishing trips or Stag trips or why not combine them both!


Kakariki and Barbary returning from trips to the Amazing light over the mountains


Kakariki and Barbary returning from a trip to . Amazing light over the mountains.


We are open for business in Level 2. Pre COVID photo of a private charter group about to head out onto Lake Taupo for some fun.


Don’t you love a rainbow 🌈 It is so positive. Stay safe and hang in there as this current lockdown will soon be a memory

Photos from Cruise Kakariki on Lake Taupo's post 06/08/2021

We took 2 brave or crazy French girls out on Kakariki to see the carvings one of them wanted a swim but she had no togs… 😄


On days when it’s too wet to sail we take Kakariki instead. It is a versatile boat with lots of fun options

Photos from Cruise Kakariki on Lake Taupo's post 15/07/2021

The Atkinson Family enjoying some time away together. Kakariki is a perfect boat for a trout fishing experience. Fun with the family or your mates. Good Winter rates - call 0800 BYO FUN


Leaving Taupo Boat Harbour for Maori Rock Carvings at 10.30am and 2pm.


Kakariki is a great boat for outings with the kids. Perfect for the Winter school holidays. A warm cabin and different seating areas to explore


Winter adventure tourism❄️⛵️🏔


Kakariki and her sister boat Barbary at the Maori rock carvings. As Barbary is unable to sail due to the low lake level we have been using Kakariki. Perfect for cooler Winter days.


Summer Stag private charter. Yep the guy in the pink dress is the stag 😄


Look what happens when your Wine tasting group books Kakariki for a private charter! You come home with a fish!
We also do scheduled trips for the public. A perfect boat for the cooler Autumn days!

Photos from Jude Hanson's post 16/05/2021

The Team is thrilled you had a wonderful trip out on the lake for your birthday. A fantastic way to celebrate a 40th birthday. The Good Graze co food looked delicious as usual!


Looking for something to do? What about a fishing trip with some mates? You could even shoot some clays. BYO or we can provide food for the BBQ!


Kakariki is a great boat for cooler days. A warm cabin with large windows to see the beautiful scenery. It is also child friendly, 2 children go


The wheel aboard Kakariki is polished everyday with caring hands. This boat is available for public and private trips


Private charter group enjoying a trip on Lake Taupo. @westpacnz


Get your friends together and charter a boat for fishing, clay bird shooting, biscuiting, partying, book club, wine/beer tasting, birthdays or just cruising on the lake

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Daily Cruises to the renowned Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings
10:30am & 2:00pm - $40
5:00pm & 7:00pm - $45 (Seasonal with complimentary pizza and drink)

Kakariki is also available for private charters. Great for hens and stag parties, special occasions, weddings, corporate events and work functions.

Email: [email protected] or
Phone: 0800 326 7245 to tell us about your plans.



Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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