Photo Essay- Lake Taupo aboard the Barbary

The cruise I did on Lake Taupo aboard the Yacht Barbary was one of the most enjoyable experiences during my entire New Zealand trip. We had a beautiful day with clear blue skies. The friendly captain, Jamie, made the trip exceptional with his knowledge of the lake and the local Maori legends that surround New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake. For most of the cruise, the passengers were able to lounge comfortably on beanbags and take in the serine atmosphere.  The highlight of the cruise for me, along with the relaxing atmosphere (something I’d done precious little of so far on the trip) was the visit to the Maori cliff carvings in a sheltered bay along the lake’s northwest side.

There a quite a number of options for boat excursions on Lake Taupo, but I can’t imagine doing the trip anyway other than this. For cruise information, please visit the Sail Barbary website.

 

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5 Responses to “Photo Essay- Lake Taupo aboard the Barbary”

  1. agnesstramp says:

    Such a wonderful cruise Erik! The sky is so beautiful, so the birds and the whole scenery. New Zealand’s on my bucket list. So glad you had a great time. Bet it felt great to be a captain for a few minutes 🙂

  2. Callie says:

    Looks like quite the relaxing day! Love those carvings, too. Awesome!

  3. snowbird says:

    What an amazing trip with such fantastic views. It reminds me of a trip I took in Oz aboard the Southern Swan.xxxxx

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