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“Great bike and kayaking experience! ”

Lake District Adventures
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Tirau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Based at the southern end of Lake Karapiro, Lake District Adventures is positioned to let you enjoy the clean air, great scenery & lakes of the Waikato / Bay of Plenty. We offer guided evening kayak "Glow Worm" tours, Daytime kayak tours and Mountain Bike tours. We also hire mountain bikes,kayaks & Stand Up Paddle Boards plus have a shuttle van to move you around the various trails of the area. We can also cater to groups and create packages to suit you.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Our cycling adventure around the lake was an amazing experience however, do note if you do not cycle often you may struggle in the beginning especially during the uphill areas. Nevertheless, the track along the blue posts was easy to follow and Steve was very helpful in preparing us for the route ahead. As for kayaking, we definitely recommend it as the views were stunning!

Thank Tina V
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thanks for your feedback Tina. Those first couple of hills can be a little tricky when you don't ride often, but we definitely think they're worth it for the rest of the trail. We're really glad you enjoyed the ride though and the kayaking. :)

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

What a well run shop that takes you on an amazing ride to see the glow worms. Through the gorge, around the lake, and back again quietly in the pitch dark.

Felt safe the entire time and loved the entire trip and crew.

Thank Tina M
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Fantastic feedback thanks Tina. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed it so much and felt so safe. We pride ourselves on making everyone feel comfortable and safe at all times, so it's nice to hear that. :)

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We found this adventure offer by chance- we actually were looking forward to see Hobbiton but it wasn't fully booked. As an alternative plan we decided for some sports- and their glow warm kayak tour was breathtaking! The tour starts before dark, you paddle up the river and when it gets dark you let the kayak flow back to the base. Passing through passages, you have glow warms on the sides and it is an experience that will stay with you! 100% recommended!

Thank Ally C
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

We are so glad you found us "by accident" and loved your experience with us. It's definitely something you have to experience to really believe it. :)

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Thank you Mike for a wonderful day biking and kayaking. The service you gave us was fantastic. We loved biking the trail and the kayaking was spectacular.

Thank Susan6603
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Hi Susan, Thanks very much for your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your adventure so much.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I had done this before without my wife but had to do it again so that she could enjoy it. This tour is well organised and the guides are very good about making it both entertaining and safe. The drift down through the glow worms is well worth the relatively small amount of effort to paddle upstream to get there.
This is a must do tour.

Thank KiwiBruce2015
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thanks Bruce, Fantastic you were able to share this amazing experience with your wife. Thanks for the review and really glad you enjoyed yourself so much 2nd time round.

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