Mine Bay Maori Rock Art Carvings

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Rangatira pt walking track 55 Whakamoenga Point, Acacia Bay, Taupo, North Island.



The giant Mine Bay Maori rock carving of Ngatoroirangi on Lake Taupo has been hailed as one of New Zealand's most extraordinary contemporary Maori artworks. Towering 14-metres above the deep water of Lake Taupo.

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Did it last year. 15 minutes walk from the carpark and then around 20-25 minutes to swim to the Maori Rock. My girlfrend was not too confident about the distance to swim so we took a bodyboard with us, like that we could have a rest on the board whenever we wanted. Once there you have a submerged rock where you can seat to rest before the return.



Really beautiful and worth it. If you are swimming, it's a long way and appears further than you think. Don't go unless there are plenty of other boats/people around. There are no easy rest spots along the way. I'm not a strong swimmer and made it there, but was too tired to swim back. Luckily a family with a boat picked me up! Definitely give it a go, but stay safe. Very rewarding.



beautiful! Did it today from the boat ramp. It's probably 30min swim or a bit more.Big satisfaction also because I was close to the carvings and I ruined the tourists on the boat pictures.


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