About Chris Jolly Outdoors deals.
Founded in 1980 by the Chris & Sue Jolly, our team loves the great outdoors in Taupō, New Zealand and sharing that with people like you. Chris Jolly Outdoors boasts an array of offerings, from scenic cruises on Lake Taupō, private charters & corporate events, fishing trips, hiking & biking trips with some of the region’s experienced guides.
Our business is built on having good boats and a great team who know how to show you a great time while you’re in town. It’s all about New Zealand’s natural environment, the native bush, the clear water, the fish and animals that live here; and more importantly the people that don’t… so you can get away from the world that’s nagging you.
Chris & Sue Jolly owned and operated Chris Jolly Outdoors until 2017 when their son Simon and his wife Katie purchased the business.
On 30 August 2019, Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board entered into a partnership with Simon and Katie Jolly to jointly own and operate Chris Jolly Outdoors. The investment by Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board supports the Board’s strategic aspirations to be more actively involved on Lake Taupō. Ultimately, the desire of Tūwharetoa is to have a stronger Māori offering on Lake Taupō whilst providing more employment opportunities.
Simon and Katie Jolly were both thrilled to be able to bring the family business into the Ngāti Tūwharetoa whanau.