Doughboats are NZ's newest 'gram-worthy experience and we need to try it!

Publish Date
Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:13PM

Now this looks like a post-iso outing we need to try!

A unique Kiwi business that launched just before New Zealand entered level 4 lockdown will soon be able to offer rides in the best bubbles in town again!

Doughboats. They're small circular boats topped with a cabana-style roof and a round table at the centre surrounded with a bench seat.

Perfect for a trip out with friends or family, the website explains you can take out your own food and drink, and head off the shore of Lake Taupo in New Zealand’s only donut boats.

The eco-friendly Doughboats also feature an electric engine that is super quiet, so you can enjoy your music on our bluetooth speakers!

They also offer a night experience, for another perfect 'gram worthy outing!

"People can take wine and cheese or order pizza that we can deliver to them at the jetty and then they just enjoy each other's company - the round table means everyone is involved and no one can escape." Owener Kells told NZHerald.

Taupo locals James and Laurel Kells spent more than a year painstakingly researching and planning their small tourism venture Doughboats. The bright pink boats had just hit the water on Lake Taupo when Covid-19 hit and shut the new business.

You can find out more on how to book your own Doughboats experience in level 2, here.

Read more about the business's journey on