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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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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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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GoJohnnyBGood wrote a review Apr. 2018
Wellington, New Zealand28 contributions20 helpful votes
Hi This is a difficult one to do, as there was elements of this experience which I did enjoy and some of the issues were not down to the tour staff but sad to say, the main things that put me off are down to how the tour is run. If we look at the good points, Lake Taupo is
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Date of experience: April 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. We are really sorry to hear you have felt this way, we aim to make our customer's experience as positive as possible, occasionally we have a bad day. But we will take on board your comments. Like most of our other trips they are of a high standard, including organisation (as can be seen in our good reviews). And whilst it isn't an excuse, this was an extremely busy day with trips growing and guides being pulled from every direction to cover increased sizes and people walking off the street for both tours and kayak hire- particularly while two guides were away sick. Sorry once again, this is not how we normally run our ship.
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Kimberley H wrote a review Feb. 2018
Perth, Australia90 contributions44 helpful votes
We were looking for activities that we could do with our mid-teens to see New Zealand, that we would all enjoy. On this trip we have selected some more physical activities, rather than sight seeing, or better yet, combining both, as this activity did. We really enjoyed getting
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Mar. 9, 2018
Hi, Fantastic! We pride ourselves as a family orientated company. Our motorised kayaks are a added bonus as we are the only company in New Zealand providing motorised kayaks.
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Michael B wrote a review Feb. 2018
Clitheroe, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
Had a really fun time on this trip. We were in a group with mixed abilities which was good because you can just go at your own pace. Proof it was such a good trip was that it rained a lot but nobody cared. You go right up the carvings and then you can have a swim around too.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Mar. 9, 2018
Glad you had fun! All of our guides have some really good knowledge.... some of it random. Thanks for coming along.
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Josh Halliday wrote a review Jan. 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Our guide Andy was fantastic: fun, informative and friendly. The trip itself was excellent and definitely recommended for anyone visiting the area. Our trip took about three hours, although it was scheduled for four, but I guess it depends what speed you paddle back. Really
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Mar. 9, 2018
So glad you enjoyed your trip! And hope you had a great honeymoon overall!
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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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