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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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C$101.72
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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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Nigel Faleiro wrote a review Feb. 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the half day kayak out to the rock carvings and it was a really good experience. Our guide Rob was a bit of a larrikin and kept the group entertained, but also had a wealth of knowledge about Taupo and the Maori culture. I'm not a good swimmer, but the company makes sure
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Date of experience: February 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, Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you had a great paddle with rob. Safety is at all times our first priority and so I am happy that you felt comfortable while exploring the beautiful scenery of Lake Taupo. Thank you for coming on a tour with us!
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Yana wrote a review Jan. 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely recommend it! On the way there the guide has told us lots of insightful information about the lake, the carvings, local culture and life in general. We've had a couple of fun quizzes and overall the journey was really pleasant. As someone new to kayaking I really
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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! It is great to hear you enjoyed you trip to the Maori Carvings. Our company is lucky to be based in such a picturesque area rich in Maori history, and we are really happy that you enjoyed listening to the different myths and exploring our beautiful lake. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the muffin refreshments, it is definitely a great way to re-energize. Thanks for the review!
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constantine_sg wrote a review Jan. 2019
Singapore15 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I took this Kayaking trip on a slightly windy day when the Lake was just a little bit rocky, and she got sea sick, but the two kayaking guides were very considerate and were constantly looking out for not just us, but the entire group (as there were some slower
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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 Constantine, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really lucky to have a passionate team of guides, so it is great to hear that they made your tour an enjoyable experience for your wife and yourself. Our motor definitely help to make the trip a little more relaxing and I am happy to hear you agree. Thank you for coming on a tour with us!
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Devon K wrote a review Jan. 2019
5 contributions
My husband and I had an incredible time with our guides Phil and Oliver to see the Maori carvings on Lake Taupo. They take great care of you - this trip is accessible even to first-time kayakers. We really appreciated learning more about the lake itself and the surrounding
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Date of experience: January 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 Devon, Thank you so much for the review!. Our company really wants to create memorable and enjoyable experience for people of all ages to explore our beautiful region, so we are really happy to hear you had a great trip with Phillip and Oliver- and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto them. Thank you!
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Kathryn218 wrote a review Dec. 2018
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions4 helpful votes
This was an experience I will never forget. The photo opportunities are magnificent and commentary was very interesting .
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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 Kathryn, We are definitely lucky to be surrounded by such a picturesque environment and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the review.
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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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