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Kayak the Waikato River Taupo provided by Taupo Kayaking Adventures

Kayak the Waikato River Taupo

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Departure Point
Gates Park, Rangatira Park, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full instructions and commentary
  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Top quality kayaking equipment
  • Safety gear
  • Gourmet refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. On request only. Please call or email to arrange.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Saaga wrote a review Jun. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
This is my 1st time kayaking experience. Thanks to my instructor and to the good weather. Waikato river float will calm your mind for sure. A serene and beautiful experience. We stopped at a hot pool for about 20 minutes. At the end, the team was waiting with muffins, hot
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Alison K wrote a review Mar. 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom102 contributions21 helpful votes
We had hoped to kayak to the Maori rock carvings, but high winds on the lake forced us to look for other options. The Waikato River float to the Otumuheke hot springs was a lovely alternative. Not exactly strenuous if you’re looking for adventure, but absolutely stunning and we
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Kayak the Waikato River Taupo
Responded Jun. 3, 2020
Hi. We are sorry we were unable to run our Maori Rock Carvings tour, but it is fantastic to hear that you had a great time kayaking on the river - it is definitely a great way to relax. Thank you for the review!
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Aaron W wrote a review Feb. 2020
Orem, Utah23 contributions1 helpful vote
A great trip, then scenery was beautiful and (very) well guided. Loved Rob as our guide: Happy, friendly, knowlegable
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Kayak the Waikato River Taupo
Responded Feb. 18, 2020
It's great to hear you had an enjoyable time paddling down the Waikato River. We will be sure to pass on your very kind words to Rob.
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Juldi wrote a review Feb. 2020
Perth, Australia86 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a lovely afternoon on the river. It was easy kayaking for us relatively inexperienced kayakers The guides are informative and friendly Thank you
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Kayak the Waikato River Taupo
Responded Feb. 9, 2020
I am very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable trip kayaking down the Waikato River with our team. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
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Yamez16 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Chongqing, China49 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed kayaking down a part of the Waikato river with our guide. The weather was great, scenery fantastic and the service excellent. Our guides Hewitt and Rob were chatty, friendly and knowledgeable, also laid back and funny. The experience was very peaceful and fun.
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Kayak the Waikato River Taupo
Responded Feb. 9, 2020
Hi there. It is great to hear you had a fantastic experience on our Waikato River Float tour - it's a pretty great way to relax on a nice day. We will be sure to pass on you kind words to our guides. Thank you for leaving a review!
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About the operator

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anneajourneyaway
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Give it a go - you won't regret it.
If you're looking for fun, adventure, and great company, then this is for you. Elgan and Rob were fantastic guides,
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Noony18
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Maori carvings
We had an amazing morning on the lake going to see the Maori carvings. Brett was our guide and told us local tales
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MichaelG135
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Great fun and yummy afternoon tea
We booked this as a last minute thing, and I'm glad we did. In a group of 8, all with doube kayaks, we paddled t
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SprungerJ
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Awesome time!
Our guide Brett was fun and professional! Also met Lisa, the owner. Both were so friendly! Mountain biked for the f
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stephmabob
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Brett was the best!
Great day kayaking to the Maori rock carvings. Our guide was very helpful and kind. Had lots of fun. If we are ever
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greghJ2308TD
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Beautiful lake plus great guide equals a fantastic experience
Teenage son and I did the half day kayaking trip to the Maori rock carvings. It was a truly wonderful experience an
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ianbN8811WZ
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Great way to spend a morning.
Great day out. Firstly we were really impressed with the equipment. Fully kitted out sea kayaks with spraydecks and
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Alen_Azra
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Great staff but a bit longwinded
Lake Taupo is great and this is no exception. We were met by very kind and competent staff and after a short introd
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brucel0201
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Awesome Kayak Trip
Our tour guide Lisa was very friendly and helpful. We had a great afternoon paddling out and back to the rock carvi
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orrdin
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Rundown kayaks and poor service
Maybe the tours are a different experience but we just came to rent kayaks on our own. The kayaks we got were in po
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578kelseya
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Amazing adventure on lake Taupo
My boyfriend and I rocked up to our kayaking tour with little to no experience and were kindly and professionally g
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F4399IDdariak
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Amazing experience
On the day we were supposed to go on tour was very windy and due to safety reasons the tour was rescheduled. We wer
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TogetherForever1
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Hour kayak hire
I took the kids and we hired kayaks for an hour and just paddled around the bays. Even though the weather wasn’t fa
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Tim1733
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Very good
The lady was very helpful and even let us hire kayaks for a discount because we misunderstood the pricing!
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liannejs
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Friendly team, got unlucky with windy weather
The team on this experience were super friendly. They had good knowledge of the area and hearing about the culture
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