Ernest Kemp Cruises

Ernest Kemp Cruises

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Super. Accueil chaleureux πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
Thanks for the awesome Easter Pressie team. Love working with you as always and you do such a wonder job for our guests and their families.
Who was Ernest Kemp? We took a boat trip last week and all of us have been asking who Mr. Ernest Kemp was orginally?
Hey, we are thinking about doing this!! If you and sue are keen?
Hi do you have to book online to go on a cruise or can you just turn up? Cheers
Thank you for a fun trip yesterday!
Rosi (sorry if I spelled your name wrong), as promise here is the photo of you that I promised I would post of you feeding the ducks from the back of the boat. That was an added bonus that we weren't expecting to happen and it was one of my favourite parts of all of our tripping around. You are a wonderful guide and I loved your recount of how the carvings came into being. Thank you for making the cruise so memorable for us.
One of the things I was looking forward to as a must do was to see the Maori carvings on Lake Taupo. We chose the Ernest Kemp as the cruise and it was the best decision ever. We had a truly amazing time and our guide was so lovely. I can highly recommend taking this cruise, you won't regret it.
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Cruising Lake Taupo, every day of the year, to the famous Maori Rock Carvings. Take a relaxing boat trip aboard The Ernest Kemp, the Maori Rock Carvings Cruise Specialists.

One of the world’s largest freshwater volcanic craters, Lake Taupo is home to the famous Maori Rock Carvings, only accessible by boat. Have your camera ready and enjoy this piece of spiritual and cultural significance of the lake on our replica steamboat. Unique to New Zealand, this replica steam boat is 14.5 meters long (47ft), weighs just over 20 tonnes, and has a draught of one metre (3ft), whi

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Photos from Ernest Kemp Cruises's post 24/12/2021

Looking for a fun doggy daytrip? The Ernest Kemp loves taking friendly four-legged family members on a tour to the carvings! Thanks @luna yap for these fun pics

03/10/2021

Looking for a fun excursion out on the lake to see the iconic carvings? Ernest Kemp Cruises are on sale now! Only $25 for adults or a crazy $65 for a family: https://ernestkemp.co.nz/book-now

23/09/2021

Who else has missed seeing Ernest Kemp out on our beautiful lake? Well she's back this Saturday and Sunday. 😍
From only $25 per adult, book a cruise this weekend and support local

09/02/2021

Have you and your bestie been having a ruff time? Why not treat them to a paw-some time onboard Ernest Kemp? We love looking after furry customers with special doggy treats and water on board.

04/02/2021

Cruising into another long weekend... 🌞🚀🌊

Awesome photo of Ernest Kemp at the Maori Rock Carvings by @johnvanderwee

03/02/2021

Our beautiful Lake Taupo. The mountains you can see in the background are Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro of Tongariro National Park. They are officially active volcanoes but can be explored during low alert levels. Not to sure about hiking a volcano? You can just relax and look at them from a safe distance with us. πŸ“Έ: Hello Taupo Photography

29/01/2021

Summer days are made for this 🌞🚀🌊 We cruise across beautiful Lake Taupo to the Maori Rock Carvings everyday. Photo by Hello Taupo Photography

27/01/2021

Did you know that we are dog friendly? Love this post from one of our favourite furry passengers @kobethecavoodle.nz:

@ernestkempcruises letting me ride shotgun!! Super looked after with complimentary doggo treats and water on board! Thanks for making me feel part of the crew πŸ’™πŸŒŠβ›΅

22/01/2021

The incredible Maori Rock Carvings. Visiting this beautiful piece of Maori art is something we never get sick of. The carvings are only accessible by water - you can kayak, sail or cruise with us to see them.

19/01/2021

Check out this cheeky customer! Not sure we remember him waddling onboard… πŸ€”

17/01/2021

Summer swims in Lake Taupo 😍 Photo by @cairlingodber

12/01/2021

Master carver Matahi Brightwell paddled passed this rock face at Mine Bay in 1976 and had a vision of the tattooed face of his ancestor Ngatoroirangi. With the help of a team of artists, his vision became a reality in 1980.

10/01/2021

We love pooches at Ernest Kemp. In fact we are so paw-ssionate about dogs that we allow them onboard for free! Don't leave your furry buddy behind. PS. Please fur-give all the puppy puns πŸΆπŸ•β€οΈ

05/01/2021

Our resident duck Daisy will quack you up! She loves landing onboard to say hello to our crew and customers.

04/01/2021

About 26,500 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption darkened the skies across Southern Hemisphere. A caldera was left behind which filled with water. The result was the stunning lake that we know today as Lake Taupo.

You will still find hot springs of water where geothermal heat seeps through from the ground. Perfect for digging your toes into!

πŸ“Έ: @zwirbel04

31/12/2020

Bye bye 2020 πŸ‘‹ Here's to lots of fun, sun and cruisy adventures in 2021.

πŸ“Έ: @merakiartvan

29/12/2020

Looking for an activity the whole family will love? Cruise across Lake Taupo to the stunning Maori Rock Carvings for just $80 (2 adults and 2 children). πŸ“Έ: @wheres_the_next_adventure

27/12/2020

Did you know that our beautiful boat is unique to New Zealand? This one-of-a-kind replica steam boat is 14.5 meters long (47ft), weighs just over 20 tonnes, and has a draught of one metre (3ft), which means it will operate in shallow waters safely.

24/12/2020

Merry Christmas from the Ernest Kemp team πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ‰

21/12/2020

Beautiful Lake Taupo. This beast has a surface area of 616 square kilometres and has an average depth of 110 metres. She's quite the backyard pool.

17/12/2020

You know what? You deserve a mid-week pre-Christmas break! Go on, you've been working very hard... And with a deal this good, you'd be crazy not to treat yourself! Cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings on our unique replica steamboat for just $35. Find out more at ernestkemp.co.nz. πŸ“Έ: Hello Taupo Photography

15/12/2020

Blue skies, crystal clear water and stunning Maori art 😍 There's nothing quite like a visit to Lake Taupo's Maori Rock Carvings.

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10/12/2020

Summer sunsets don't get much better than this 😍 Our 5pm Cocktail Cruises are back. Enjoy a complimentary wine, beer or soft drink while you cruise across New Zealand's largest lake to the Maori Rock Carvings. Bliss! Find out more at www.ernestkemp.co.nz.

Photo by @_insideoutoreo via instagram

08/12/2020

Lake Taupo Cruises

A picture perfect day for a Lake Taupo cruise! We loved hosting the team from Landmark Homes Taupo, Rotorua & Whakatane. If you have an occasion or event coming up or just feel like treating yourself, we have a range private charter options available.

03/12/2020

In 1976, Matahi Brightwell had a vision of the tattooed face of his ancestor Ngatoroirangi as he paddled past a rock face on Lake Taupo.

With the help of a team of artists and carvers, his vision became a reality in 1980.

40 years later, this stunning example of Maori art is one of the most visited attractions in the North Island of New Zealand.

Have you visited it? Why not and see it this summer with us.

01/12/2020

Ever fed a flying duck from a moving boat on New Zealand's largest lake? No? You haven't lived...

Tick it off your bucket list with Ernest Kemp this summer!

πŸ“Έ: @jcsykes via instagram

26/11/2020

"What a great experience! 10/10 recommend to anyone I even got a big happy birthday as an added bonus πŸ˜‚πŸŽ‚ great service, great value, friendly welcoming staff and the maori rock carvings are awesome and its fun to feed the ducks πŸ‘Œ"

Thanks for the awesome review Haylee Jordan.

25/11/2020

The mountains of the Tongariro National till covered in their winter cloaks. These sacred mountains are one of the main reasons why a trip on Lake Taupo is so special.

19/11/2020

We were stoked that Jo Kennedy and her friends decided to and chose a cruise on Lake Taupo to the Maori Rock Carvings with us!

"You guys are awesome. Lovely evening, exciting with those swells but we felt safe and cared for the whole way. You guys are a great example of a Kiwi tourism experience. Ka pai ❀️"

What place or activity has been on your bucket list?

17/11/2020

Treat the family to a trip they will never forget. For just $80 you can cruise across Lake Taupo to the stunning Maori Rock Carvings. Offer is for two adults and two children. But don’t worry - it's only $10 for additional children so you don't have to pick your favourite two πŸ˜‰ Find out more at www.ernestkemp.co.nz

16/11/2020

It's almost swimming weather again πŸ™ŒπŸŒž Would you be keen for a bomb in Lake Taupo this year? Or are you more of a toe-dipper?

12/11/2020

Throwback to this time last year when Covid19 hadn't been heard of, the times were precedented, we were still living in the old normal and Selwyn Mclennan was taking this beautiful shot of Ernest Kemp on the lake πŸ˜‰

10/11/2020

It took four artists four years to create this incredible art work. Back in 1976, Matahi Brightwell was inspired to sculpt the likeness of his ancestor Ngatoroirangi in this rock face on Lake Taupo. πŸ“Έ: @sunkissed.sam

06/11/2020

Have you and your bestie been having a ruff time? Why not treat them to a paw-some time onboard Ernest Kemp? We love when we have well-behaved furry customers. Lolly the dog had a barking good time visiting the Maori Rock Carvings 🐢

04/11/2020

Did you know that the Maori Rock Carving is surrounded by more smaller sculptures? These carvings depict tupuna (ancestors) and kaitiaki (guardians) of the local Maori tribe.

DAILY MAORI ROCK CARVINGS CRUISE

CRUISE TO THE WORLD FAMOUS MΔ€ORI ROCK CARVINGS

Take a relaxing boat trip aboard The Ernest Kemp, the Māori Rock Carvings Cruise Specialists on Lake Taupō . One of the world’s largest freshwater volcanic craters, Lake Taupō is home to the famous Māori Rock Carvings, only accessible by boat. Have your camera ready and enjoy this piece of spiritual and cultural significance on our replica steamboat.

1.5-2 Hour Cruises Daily, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm

Special 5:00pm: Cocktail Cruise

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Another stunning day on Lake Taupō!
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65 Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour
Taupo
3330

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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