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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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Ian B wrote a review Jan. 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom55 contributions13 helpful votes
Great day out. Firstly we were really impressed with the equipment. Fully kitted out sea kayaks with spraydecks and rudders. We were complete beginners and the guide (Juliette) was excellent with communication and also safety instruction. She made the trip really fun and
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Feb. 9, 2020
I am very happy to hear you had a great tour to the Maori Carvings with Juliet and will be pass on your praise to her. We appreciate your positive feedback about the equipment and motorised kayaks as the motors makes it possible people of all levels of experience and abilities to have an adventure. Thanks for the review!
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Alen_Azra wrote a review Jan. 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lake Taupo is great and this is no exception. We were met by very kind and competent staff and after a short introduction we set off on our journey. Now,10 km is a bit far to paddle for a beginner. Even so, it could be far less grueling if we made more stops along the way or if
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Feb. 18, 2020
Hi Alen. It is great to hear you had a good experience with you guides. As a team at TKA we always aim to provide great experiences for people to explore the outdoors, so we appreciate your feedback so we can continue to create fun and memorable experiences for our clients.
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Wendy L wrote a review Jan. 2020
Sydney, Australia8 contributions8 helpful votes
Our tour guide Lisa was very friendly and helpful. We had a great afternoon paddling out and back to the rock carvings. The water was crystal clear and refreshing. Muffins and coffee were a great way to reinvigorate us prior to the trip back. A fantastic half day kayaking
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Kelsey A wrote a review Dec. 2019
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My boyfriend and I rocked up to our kayaking tour with little to no experience and were kindly and professionally guided through everything we needed to know. The equipment was top notch, the guide was very lovely and professional and the carvings were indescribable! The break
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jan. 26, 2020
Thank you for the review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your paddle out to the carvings, they are definitely a highlight of our beautiful lake. I am happy that you had a nice experience with our guide and we hope you keep kayaking in the future!
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Daria K wrote a review Dec. 2019
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On the day we were supposed to go on tour was very windy and due to safety reasons the tour was rescheduled. We were offered 2 options: to do kayaking on the river instead or join the group on the next day. We preferred the second option and we were really lucky to have sunny
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jan. 26, 2020
Hi there. Its great to hear you enjoyed your trip to the Maori Carvings - they are pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, the wind is something we can't control, but we are happy that you were able to come on a tour with TKA! Thank you for the kind feedback.
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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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