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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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MJG1955 wrote a review Oct. 2018
Aurora, Illinois12 contributions3 helpful votes
This was only the second time my husband and I had been kayaking, but our Guide Rob made this a memorable experience for us. He gave us a lot of good tips and was patient as we developed our paddline skills -- plus he was an excellent guide with lots of interesting stories and
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Oct. 16, 2018
Hey! So good to hear that you such a memorable time with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures. Rob is a fantastic guide and very skilled. And yes the motors are always handy haha. Thank you for the great review.
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ImAnAussie wrote a review Oct. 2018
37 contributions19 helpful votes
My friend and I decided we wanted to Kayak while we were in New Zealand and we absolutely loved kayaking on Lake Taupo! We got lucky with a beautiful sunny day and the views were amazing. Kayaking to the Maori rock carvings added a cultural element which made the whole
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Oct. 16, 2018
Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you had a awesome experience with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures.
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Wei R wrote a review Oct. 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
The tour guys, Rob and Brian are fun and helpful. The Kayak even got motors for inexperienced ones like us. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back again in the summertime! Highly recommended for all that wish to experience Lake Taupo.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Oct. 16, 2018
Rob and Brian are both excellent guides, always an awesome time. Glad you had a great time with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures . Thanks
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Experience768697 wrote a review Apr. 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Me and my family had a great trip out with Taupo Kayaking Adventures. For starters, the owner Lisa (I believe) was extremely helpful and went above and beyond in organising the tour for us particularly with our young children (3 and 6) with the other kayaking company (Canoe and
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Apr. 26, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm glad we were able to work together and get your family to the carvings. Also nice to hear you enjoyed your time with Morgan as your guide. We think she is great and are happy to hear you think so too! Look us up next time you are in Taupo for another trip!
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vanessa_werder wrote a review Apr. 2018
Rapperswil, Switzerland11 contributions1 helpful vote
a nice kayaking tour to the Maori carvings. The lake was very calm and it was a very relaxing trip. The double kayaks are comfortable and very safe - a little bit of effort is still needed for the paddling ; ) Our guide was very friendly and told us many interesting facts about
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Apr. 17, 2018
Hi Vanessa! We are really glad that you enjoyed your trip with us and got to see our beautiful lake. We are also really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with your guide- we are very lucky to have such an amazing crew working with us. Thanks again!
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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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  • Languages Offered: English
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