The Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings in Taupo

Calling all sightseers! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? Or are you just a lover of amazing sights? Either way, make sure to visit The Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings! Created by master carver Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell in the 1970s.  Nowadays, the site has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. The best way to view the carvings is by kayaking, which can be accessed easily in the local area.

Where can I find The Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings?

The site is located on Lake Taupo on the North Island, the town of Taupo is located a short distance from the town of Taupo.

After completing his 10 year training period with Maori carving elders, Matahi came to his grandmothers land and took up the project as a way to mark the occasion. Matahi based his magnificent carving on the story of a Maori god, who navigated the tribes of the area through the seas. So, if this sounds like an amazing day out to you, make sure you visit The Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings!

  • Kayaking tours are available.
  • Access permitted via weather status.
  • Would suit seasoned adventurers.

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