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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo provided by Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo

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US$72.90
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2 adults
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Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Kayak Tour
  • Kayak Equipment
  • Photos
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mikaela G wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia2 contributions
Laura took us on a half day kayak trip to see the rock carvings and it was the best day yet. Beautiful scenery, the lake is incredibly beautiful. Laura was very knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to anyone :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to post such an awesome review and for choosing to come out with us. Much appreciated.
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bethseaview wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked this trip from a hotel leaflet and it far exceeded my expectations. The lake is stunning and our weather was a little windy to begin with when we set out but settled as day progressed. I felt safe in the professional care of our wonderful guide Laura and just had a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks for a great review - glad that you enjoyed some stunning time on the lake.
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Thegirlwholivedhappy wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
Honestly, the best tour guide I have ever had and the trip was amazing. I can't recommend this experience enough!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Wow - thank you, what a great review. So glad that you enjoyed yourself on our little piece of paradise.
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Jan B wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Really enjoyable experience. Beautiful scenery, good quality equipment and lorna was entertaining, knowledgable and very keen to impart her knowledge of the area. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks for choosing to come out with us - it's a special part of the world - well that's what we think.
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Lloyd H wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Thanks Lauren for an awesome day out. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking, the scenery, the cultural learning, the tea and biscuits on the beach - and your awesome travel stories!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks for choosing to come out with us - we think the Lake is a pretty special place.
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About the operator

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By: Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours
MaryGaffney95
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23rd May 2020
We were the first people to book onto the kayaking post covid lockdown, so the only people on the tour. We were gre
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TSmith3270
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Beautiful and relaxing
A very relaxing drift down the river.Unique view from below of the budgie jumping and towering cliffs. Our guide wa
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D5916ATmichaelk
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Very impressive Tour
To paddle down the Waikato River was a very impressive experience. On one side the total peace and quiet and the cl
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ATinyTraveller
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Had an impressing alternative tour!
Since weather did not permit to do the booked tour on Lake Taupo, we chose from the alternatives offered, a very be
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kouniao
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Wonderful kayak trip
Me and my mom really enjoyed the Waikato river kayak trip with our guide Laura. She is so helpful and gave us lots
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juliecQ3501CO
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Wonderful experience for novice kayakers!
We, two older ladies had a blissful kayak with Rory, our guide! The whole experience, from the booking, through arr
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Gearythings
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Amazing Kayak Trip
Fantastic trip, Rory understood we were novices and provided clear instructions to help us feel comfortable. He al
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jrpw26
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Waikato River Trip
This was such a beautiful trip and so much fun. Our guide Rory was witty and knowledgeable and gave us a great time
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NYCLDN
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Two hour kayak trip
Two hour trip too short. By the time you get out to the river and the time spent at the thermal pool, not enough t
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63alanf
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Peaceful Paddling
Tammy was a really excellent guide ensuring we were all welcomed and briefed on the trip ahead. The kayaking was r
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Hootes
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Andrew taylor
Great short trip idea on a travelling day Good guide Rory Great to kill a few hours and visit the hot pool on way
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crayfordcortina
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Great morning spent paddling
Great morning out on the water. Lake Taupo was 2 choppy but an alternative excursion was offered and well received.
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georgied357
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Relaxing morning rowing on the river with Rory
We enjoyed a chilled couple of hours on the Waikato with Rory. The river was beautiful and our first time kayaking
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Adele P
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Lovely gentle kayak on Waikite river
This was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in Taupo. We were warmly welcomed at the Canoe & Kayak shop, given a
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SusanB387
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Thank you for the Experience
We were booked on the 2hour Kayaking trip and I was very unsure about it. But my anxiety was put to rest once we me
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Key Details
  • Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, Maori Rock Carvings
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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