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Discover the Western Bays of Lake Taupō

The Western Bays of Lake Taupō is one of Lake Taupō's hidden gems and inaccessible to most visitors. From waterfalls that tumble into the lake, towering cliffs that plummet straight down into water hundreds of feet deep to secluded sandy bays. Experience some of the purest water you can find, so clean you can drink it. Come and explore this untouched wilderness with Taxicat Adventures.

Taxicat Adventures: Specials


Local owner/operators, Ian and Jill Cammell have lived in the Lake Taupō region for some 22 years. For Ian, moving here began a love affair of the region that has deepened over the years. 
It took three years of research and planning taking into account vessel design and fuel efficient propulsion to minimise emmisions, wake and noise pollution as much as practical. 
Ian is a story teller at heart and is passionate about sharing some of the hidden gems of the Western Bays that are only accessible by boat.

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1hr 30min

Experience a connection to the outdoors as you cruise past the bays and visit the waterfalls.  Walk to the Kotukutuku Stream waterfall and enjoy a seasonal dip in the pristine Waihora Bay or enjoy a hot filter coffee on the lake's edge.


3hrs 30 mins

After enjoying the northern end of the Western Bays, this extended cruise will see you enjoy the whole of the Western Bays.  Visit Ti Roa's escape cave at Te Tiroa Point.  See the Karangahape Cliffs, and enjoy the spectacular Te Papa Bay.


Half Day Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike and Lake Sightseer Cruise

Taxicat have partnered with FourB Bike Hire & Tours to bring you an exclusive MTB trail/sightseer combo suitable for anyone who is confident in riding a bike. 
Orakau to Kawakawa Bay leg of the Great Lake Trails on an e-Bike followed by the Western Bays Taster Cruise.

Taxicat Adventures: Specials
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