Australian's are New Zealand's largest overseas visitor group. It is for that reason the following Trip Plans are designed with our Aussie neighbours in mind.  Any one of the three trips below will guarantee a lifetime memory onboard the luxury cruise launch
M.V. Solamaar each with a definite Aussie flavour.

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
onboard the luxury cruise launch M.V. Solamaar

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters

10lb 12oz Rainbow Trout caught in January 2007

.......... and with the help of your mates you can hook up to a 'Fosters' like this lucky gentleman.

Dan and Jan Wood


This Trip Plan is designed for our Austraian visitors to experience Trout Fishing at it's best
in this world renowned fishery. Together with the natural environment of crystal clear waters,
snow capped volcano's, New Zealand's unique native bush and an itinerary of activities, will make
this a fun packed encounter.

This is an idyllic way to relax and spend quality time with special friends, your partner, family,
business associates, team mates etc. Solamaar makes for a real treat for a couple or family
but great for parties of up to 20 people. For larger groups we will provide other quality vessels
from the Taupo Fleet.

We recommend a minimum 5 hour Trip (and not less than 4 hours) to allow time to explore some of those less fished area's of the lakes 616 km², which hold some of the lakes larger trout of up to 7lb plus.
Typically a four or five hour trip would depart Taupo Boat Harbour to enter into Tapuaeharuru Bay. We will set lines onto the DownRiggers to 'Hook-up' along the 'Golden Mile' as we make way to Rangatira Point. We would cruise to the Whakaipo or Horomatangi Reefs where off shore we would offer the challenge of a Skeet Shoot, which is a lot of fun for everyone. We put anchor in a secluded bay to enjoy a Barbecue or Lunch and appropriate music with quality social time. If time allows the Crew will willingly Bake or Sashimi onboard your freshly caught Rainbow Trout and present for your enjoyment as we cruise back to Taupo Boat Harbour. This itinerary has been established over time as the most popular format.
                      If you wish to venture to those more remote fishing locations or to experience the tranquility of the scenic
estern Bays you will need to allow a minimum of six hours. A five-hour Charter is enough time to take
                      you to the 'Horomatangi Reef' or 'Whakaipo Bay' where the resident Rainbow Trout are some of Lake
                      Taupo's finest fish.








This overnight catch of 22 Rainbow Trout was caught by a group of four Anglers in the South Western Bays of the 'Great Lake' Taupo..
                    Pictured is Cap'n Dan and Deckhand  David Hill.

See the famous
Maori Carvings.
Completed in 1980
by John Randall

Jessica and Chantal Poulton enjoying the sights from the sunny Fly Bridge onboard M.V. Solamaar

David Hill on the foredeck of M.V. Solamaar with the Onepouto Waterfalls in the background.

A 6lb Rainbow Jack caught in Kawakawa Bay

A cooked breakfast of poached eggs, Fried Tomatoes, Bacon, Toast and Spreads with Tea, Coffee or Juice.

Super King Bed under
Goose Down Duvets

The main Saloon Cabin is roomy and furnished in wool carpet and modern upholstery. Every modern appliance.

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M.V. Solamaar

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Relax in the luxurious comfort of M.V. Solamaar to take in the sights and
listen to the informative commentaries from our well informed crew.
You'll be overwhelmed by the geological evidence of the largest
known volcanic eruption to have occurred on our planet. Also you will learn something of early Maori and the European settlement in the area.
Cruises depart from the Taupo Boat Harbour.

Three Hours - A voyage from Taupo Boat Harbour on the Waikato River to Tapuaeharuru Bay and onto Mine Bay to see the Maori Carvings. Venturing 40 minutes south following the eastern shores to the Horomatangi Reef. The reef formed from the most recent eruption 1820 years ago. Visit Motutaiko Island also of volcanic origins. In historical times the Ngati Tuwharetoa Tribe used the island as a fortified stronghold. Several caves on the Northern side contain burial sites which are considered sacred and tapu.

Five Hours - Cruising via the Horomotangi Reef and Motutaiko Island we venture to the Karangahape Cliffs at the southern end of the Great Lake Taupo. At 1300 feet they are the highest cliffs on the lake. So sheer are they, the water at the base is 400 feet deep. Then across to the western shores to Waihaha Bay, the Otupotu Water Fall and returning via Boat Harbour in Kawakawa Bay and the Maori Carvings in Mine Bay. There is time to anchor up for a lunch or dinner at one of the many picturesque bays.


On the fore deck of M.V. Solamaar
with the Volcanic Cliff Faces of Whanganui Bay

Have a complimentary Aussie Beer on us.

We will serve Pavlova 'Kiwi Style' to compliment your meal selected from our onboard menu. 

The next 24 hours will guarantee a full itinerary of activities in a thoroughly casual and relaxing

You will get to encounter the fight of Lake Taupo's world renowned Rainbow Trout which the 
crew will willingly Bake or Sashimi for your enjoyment. 

Other activities may include Flyfishing, Jig Fishing, Down Rigger Fishing, Sightseeing -
visit to the famous Maori Carvings, see waterfalls and remote mountain streams
and rivers, native 
bush and bird life, visit lakeside villages, see volcanic rock
formations or take a guided Bush  Walk or casual stroll along beautiful beaches
or have a Swim in the clear waters of the 'Great' Lake Taupo.

We will cruise to the remote Western Bays where we will anchor for the night in 
one of our worlds most remote and tranquil hideaways.

A Dinner will be prepared including a traditional 'Kiwi' Pavlova while you enjoy a few drinks
and quality social time. Have a complimentary 'Aussie' beer on us.

After a wholesome meal  and evening of fun and conversation,  the 'Skipper' will 
offer one of the ships finest Ports before going to bed under a cosy goose-down duvet.

Activities next morning will start with a continental or cooked breakfast, then
Trout Fishing and a light hearted test of your skill with a Skeet Shoot (Clay Bird Shooting).

Onboard entertainment facilities include DVD, Video, TV, Music, email services.

We return to Taupo Boat Harbour at mid morning the following day.