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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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Overview
Important Information
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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Lianne S wrote a review Sep. 2019
Derbyshire, United Kingdom110 contributions21 helpful votes
The team on this experience were super friendly. They had good knowledge of the area and hearing about the culture from a kayak was fun! They provided hot drinks and excellent muffins which were a nice bonus. Unfortunately we didn't make it to the rock carvings due to bad
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Sep. 30, 2019
On any particularly day, and exspecialy during winter season the weather is changeable - due to unforeseen circumstances we reluctantly choose to return back for safety reason. This is our priority in all cases, and this outlined in our acknowledgement form that all clients signed on arrival. If we do not think we can make it around - we cancel the trip. On the day the weather conditions before your tour hit the water the conditions were fine and unfortunately the wind picked up in your trip case. We always offer alternative option to clients in rougher weather.
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mattmutimer wrote a review Aug. 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom7 contributions
Taupo Kayaking Activities (TKA) offer an amazing opportunity to see local NZ culture from a very different perspective. Being able to see Maori culture from this viewpoint was extremely immersive, with particular thanks to our guide Brett who was professional and approable
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Aug. 17, 2019
Hi Matt Thank you for taking some time our to review us. Brett is a great young guide and loves giving everyone a awesome experience. We do try our best to accomodate people travel needs - so we were happy to run a tour outside our scheduled times. Thanks
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William R wrote a review Jul. 2019
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We had an awesome experience with Taupo Kayaking Adventures! Went on a guided kayak tour to view the Maori rock carvings and was definitely a morning well spent! Our tour guide (Brett) was awesome, friendly and very knowledgeable. Couldn't have been better and I would highly
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jul. 27, 2019
Hi great to hear that you had an awesome trip - the carvings are spectacular.
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Shane M wrote a review May 2019
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Hi everybody, we have had a tour with Taupo Kayaking Adventures, out to the maori carvings. Overall, we had a great experience, considering the average weather on the day. Our guide Brett, was very courteous and informative. Now people do not panic, if you have not kayaked
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun. 21, 2019
Hi Shane and Kaz, It was absolutely fantastic meeting you both, Kaz you're a trouper and an inspiration. Thanks for the review and tips for future clients, we really do aim to create memorable and enjoyable experience exploring our gorgeous region. I will also be sure to pass on your kind words to Brett. I hope its a bit warmer back in Australia and look forward to seeing you both again. Thanks!
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Kerry O wrote a review May 2019
Warwickshire115 contributions25 helpful votes
this is an amazing trip and we had a lovely guide, who spent time with the kids and had lots of fun with us. Light refreshments are provided, take suncream no matter what the weather. it is a slog but worth it
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun. 21, 2019
Hi Kerry, Thank you for coming on a tour with us. I am happy to hear your family had an amazing time with your guide out on the lake. Kayaking is definitely a great activity for all ages. Thanks for the review!
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About the operator

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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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