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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo provided by Taupo Kayaking Adventures

Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

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Departure Point
Taupo, Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Duration
4h
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
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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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anne.lim wrote a review May 2020
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
If you're looking for fun, adventure, and great company, then this is for you. Elgan and Rob were fantastic guides, going out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and well taken care of. Not only were they great with getting photos (so that your experience is captured),
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun. 3, 2020
Hi Anna. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is fantastic to hear you had a great trip with Elgan and Rob, I will be sure to pass on you kind words. Our mission at TKA is to create an enjoyable experience for people to explore the outdoors and the beautiful region of Taupo, so I am very happy you felt safe with our team. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you in the future!
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Amanda wrote a review Mar. 2020
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We had an amazing morning on the lake going to see the Maori carvings. Brett was our guide and told us local tales and about the area, he was a great guide. The hot chocolate and coffee with a muffin was much appreciated at the halfway point. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun. 3, 2020
Hello. It is fantastic to hear you had a lovely morning kayaking to the Maori rock carvings. We will make sure to pass on your praise to Brett. Thank you for the review!
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Michael G wrote a review Mar. 2020
Canberra, Australia36 contributions12 helpful votes
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 to the Maori Carvings and back with a break for tea/coffee/hot-chocalate and muffins, plus a swim. Rob was our guide, and he was informative, funny and genuine. We
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun. 3, 2020
Hi Michael. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and updating us on some facts. I am very pleased you enjoyed your tour with TKA!
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Stephmabob wrote a review Feb. 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Great day kayaking to the Maori rock carvings. Our guide was very helpful and kind. Had lots of fun. If we are ever in New Zealand again we would definitely try this again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Feb. 14, 2020
Thank you for the review. It's great ti hear you had a fun trip to the Carvings! We will be sure to pass on your kind remark to Brett.
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Greg H wrote a review Jan. 2020
Hobart, Australia116 contributions16 helpful votes
Teenage son and I did the half day kayaking trip to the Maori rock carvings. It was a truly wonderful experience and a highlight of our travels in NZ. The weather was perfect, the scenery great and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The paddling was easy under
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Feb. 9, 2020
Its lovely to hear that you and your son enjoyed your tour to the Maori Carvings. We feel very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area, so I am glad you seem to agree. Thank you for the kind review!
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namisagar
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Serene and Beautiful
This is my 1st time kayaking experience. Thanks to my instructor and to the good weather. Waikato river float will
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kayakalison
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Great for groups with varying fitness levels!
We had hoped to kayak to the Maori rock carvings, but high winds on the lake forced us to look for other options. 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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Footprints201362
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A great trip, beautiful scenery and (very) well guided.
A great trip, then scenery was beautiful and (very) well guided. Loved Rob as our guide: Happy, friendly, knowle
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Juldi
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Very enjoyable
We had a lovely afternoon on the river. It was easy kayaking for us relatively inexperienced kayakers The guides
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Yamez16
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Mean kayak adventure!
We really enjoyed kayaking down a part of the Waikato river with our guide. The weather was great, scenery fantasti
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Explore809098
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Fabulous trip
A fabulous few hours kayaking slowly down stream (I’m not fully mobile but I still managed) stopped off at thermal
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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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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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Georgia C
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fun day kayaking
Myself and a group of friends recently hired some kayaks from Taupo kayaking adventures to go kayak to the Rock Car
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Londonwelshdave
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Great first day Kayaking
My wife and I took the half day tour to the rock carvings and had a brilliant time. Both brand new to Kayaking we h
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David L
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Excellent kayaking trip on Lake Taupo to Maori Rock Carvings
Great guides, refreshments provided halfway, and photos provided online afterwards. Need to be fairly fit as it inv
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Roch7
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Amazing morning out on the lake!
I grew up in Taupo and seeing visiting friends pics from this trip convinced me I had to do it myself when back to
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leorahsaur
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Amazing from beginning to end!
Our guides were the best. From teaching the basics, to having a genuine conversation with each of us during the jou
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