Taupo Sailing

    Sail the Southern Hemisphere’s largest freshwater lake in style, aboard a classic sailing yacht. Learn about Maori stories and history that shaped New Zealand while you cruise through Lake Taupo’s calm waters.


    Why we love Sail Barbary

    New Zealand is famous for its beautiful, pristine environments – so we love that both of the Sail Barbary yachts are electric. This means no emissions into the beautiful lake and makes for a peaceful cruise with its quiet electric engine.


    About this activity

    You’ll get to cruise along the lake to the incredible 14 metre high Maori Rock Carvings in Mine Bay, where in summer, you can have a dip in the gorgeous clear waters of the bay.  In typical laid back kiwi style, you’ll get to relax and sit back while your skipper tells you all about the history of Taupo and the Maori Rock Carvings.


    Sail all year round, as the Barbary is fully equipped with a canopy, waterproof ponchos, mulled wine and hot chocolate to warm you up on those chilly days.


    This trip really is a must do in Taupo, with its fantastic staff, eco-friendly boats and remarkable sights.


    Relax and Chill
    Heart Pounding