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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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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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Kerry O wrote a review May 2019
Warwickshire115 contributions26 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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Jim S wrote a review Apr. 2019
Austin, Texas124 contributions18 helpful votes
Our family of six adults were divided into three 2-person kayaks for the trip to the carving. The kayaks were quite nice with rudders for steering and skirt to keep the water out and keep you dry. The trip takes about one hour each way. On the way over the water was relatively
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Date of experience: April 2019
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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 Jim, It is great to hear you and your family had an enjoyable trip out on the lake. Unfortunately the weather can change while out on the water, but I am happy you were able to see the Maori Carvings (they are pretty spectacular) and the beautiful scenery Lake Taupo has to offer. Thank you for coming on a trip with us!
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Echo293 wrote a review Apr. 2019
Upper Hutt, New Zealand17 contributions4 helpful votes
We were both a bit nervous as I have not been in a Kayak in over 30 years and my partner never, he is also not a confident swimmer. The guide was very relaxed which was good for our nerves. It also helped the lake was very calm. We were reassured that the kayak were designed
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Date of experience: April 2019
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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 there, I am happy to hear you and your partner had an enjoyable day out with our guides exploring the lake. We aim to create experiences for people of all ages and abilities to explore nature and the beautiful scenery around our beautiful lake. Thank you for the review!
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Elizabethnien wrote a review Apr. 2019
Wollongong, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
I was a bit nervous about kayaking since it was my first time but our guide Rob was fantastic .He also showed us the beauty of the lake and introduced us the Maori culture. After a break with tea/coffee &muffins ,we had some time swimming and enjoying the view. The good thing is
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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 Elizabeth, Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable first experience kayaking with Rob! We love getting to create opportunities to explore the beautiful Taupo region regardless of age and abilities. I am also happy to hear you enjoyed using the motorised kayaks- it definitely helps to make the paddle a bit more relaxing and helps to make the trip enjoyable for any fitness/kayaking levels. Thank you for coming on a tour with TKA!
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Yavanna wrote a review Mar. 2019
47 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice guide, good instruction, lots of fun :-) that's how to discribe this tour best. We had a good time out there and would do it again.
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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 there, Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you had a fun day out on the lake with our guide. Thank you for choosing to come on a trip with TKA!
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About the operator

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By: Taupo Kayaking Adventures
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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