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Address: 54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 1003
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Explore Lake Taupo and the Waikato River with Taupo's specialist Kayak...

Explore Lake Taupo and the Waikato River with Taupo's specialist Kayak Store - Canoe and kayak Taupo! Choose from 2 fully guided tours: *Maori Carvings Tour (4 hours - $95 per person) Kayak on Australasia's largest fresh water lake to the impressive Maori Carvings (15m high) while gazing towards 3 live Volcano's across beautiful Lake Taupo. Combine kayaking on crystal clear waters, swimming, exploring nearby caves, learning about the cultural and historical significance while being entertained by your qualified, friendly and knowledgable guide. The carvings are only accessible by boat and this is an experience not to be missed during your stay in Taupo.*Waikato River Float Trip (2 hours - $49 per adult, $29 per child) Cruise the Waikato River on the ultimate scenic kayak tour. You will kayak past various Islands, paddle underneath the Taupo Bungy site and even stop at natural hot pools for a soak in waters up to 40 degrees. No experience necessary, all equipment and guides are provided. We look forward to hearing from you. Dave, Laura and the whole team at Canoe & Kayak Taupo

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US$72.79*
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
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US$43.38*
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

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Brilliant afternoon, great guiding from "Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours"

Even though it was an overcast day, the weather held off and the Friendly people from "Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours" gave our group, consisting of ,Grandparents, Grandchildren and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it was an overcast day, the weather held off and the Friendly people from "Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours" gave our group, consisting of ,Grandparents, Grandchildren and inbetweeners, a great and relaxing time on the Waikato river at Taupo. Much appreciated from Dianne and Phil..

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dianne and Phil, thanks for having such a great attitude towards the average weather! We are so pleased that everyone enjoyed the trip and thank you very much for the amazing review! Kind regards, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Omg we cannot rate these guys. From the staff in the shop to Kyle, our guide who was fabulous and so much fun. He took plenty of pics and even indulged us in a game of kayak tag. The tour was stunning through the blue waters of the river before a quick stop at the hot water pools before we... More 

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

What an awesome review! Thanks so much guys-we are stoked that you loved the trip :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our river float! Very relaxing and beautiful. The hot pools felt great and it's a good trip for anyone. Friendly guides that make you feel very safe.

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hey guys, thanks so much for the kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself! Safe travels, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very enjoyable and relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. With a free natural thermal spa to boot!

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear! Thanks guys :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It was the middle of August which meant we weren't expecting very good weather. But we were incredibly blessed as the sun came out just as we left shore. It was just my husband and I with Laura. We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it - from the clear instructions given to inexperienced kayakers like ourselves, to the quality of... More 

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sk1er, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hey guys, Thank you so much for the allstar review!!! We are so pleased that you loved your kayaking experience with us! I hope we see you again next time your in Taupo. Safe travels, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It was a really fun half day activity. A beautiful route along the river that would be fun in any weather, year round. Our guide, Ben was friendly and very informative. He was entertaining and made the trip memorable. He showed us kayaking techniques and pointed out interesting features along the river. Hot drinks provided at the end. We felt... More 

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sk1er, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for joining us on the Waikato River Kayaking Tour... and for your outstanding review! Ben has just started with us as our new Operations Manager so he is very chuffed to receive such a nice review! Thanks again, Laura (and Ben) from Canoe & Kayak Taupo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Laura was a fantastic coach. It was my first time kayaking and I did not know how to swim, but she made me feel very safe and I had a great time paddling across the most beautiful lake. It was way more pleasant and not as tiring as I had imagined. I would recommend every visitor to Taupo, who has... More 

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sk1er, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hey Karsin, Thanks so much for the wonderful review - I had a marvelous time with you guys on the water as well! We were so lucky to have the Lake to ourselves and with such perfect weather! The joys of travelling in winter! :) Thanks again for the kind words, and for joining us on the tour. Kind regards,... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Beautiful river, and a very informative guide. The staff look after you very well in making sure you are happy with you equipment. Money well spent!

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sk1er, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rob, thanks so much for agreeing to join us on such a cold and wintery day! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your kayaking experience. Thanks so much for the great feedback - we really appreciate it!! Many thanks, Laura and Yvette More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Being a weary and worried first time kayaker, I enjoyed the experience overall. Obviously it's an outdoors activity so expect some dirt, getting wet or even falling in. Both of us being on the unfit and largeish size, we managed as the activity is relatively easy. The most active and awkward -getting in/out of the kayaks but on the river... More 

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sk1er, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, thanks so much for the honest (and lovely) review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trip and are planning to the do the Maori Carvings Tour next time - awesome! I hope I will still be the guide on that trip because I had a wonderful time on the water with you both :)... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Jenny, Amy and Mike was awesome ! The three guides us along the river and carefully assist us till the end. None of us ever doing this activity before, but we all made it nicely without getting stuck in the trees nor get wet ! Thank you Canoe & Kayak for the great experience !

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sk1er, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your nice feedback and we are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time kayaking. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey in NZ. Many thanks, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo More 

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