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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo provided by Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Kayaking down the beautiful Waikato River, soak in the natural geothermal hot pools, pass islands, natural reserves and underneath the Taupo Bungy and Extreme Swing. Please note that a minimum of two bookings are required for a tour to proceed, contact us directly for single bookings. Age limit 4-80.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35393P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • All equipment
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
2h
Departure details
Canoe and Kayak Taupo, 54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand Please meet us at Canoe & Kayak 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Inclusions
Professional guide • All equipment
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Canoe and Kayak Taupo, 54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand Please meet us at Canoe & Kayak 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Children under the age of 12 must have a 1:1 ratio with an adult.
A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
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Jo C
1 contribution
Great family experience
Apr 2021
A great family experience with knowledgeable guides.
As a family of four with two teenagers it ticked all the boxes catering for our different fitness levels. The stop off at the spa was lovely and the river in autumn is stunning!
Written 4 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for the lovely review. It is so beautiful with the autumn leaves on the trees reflecting on the water! Thanks for joining us!
Written 11 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rochelle
1 contribution
Kayak tour
Juliet was awesome, loved the tour was such great weather and she is super calm with all abilities. Highly recommend 😁
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks Rosie! It's not hard for our guides to be calm when we're on such a beautiful river with lovely guests. Thanks for leaving such a kind review.
Written 6 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DominicAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
Brilliant experience
Brilliant experience. Highly recommend. Stunning scenery, superb staff, great swimming holes (hot and cold!) and fun kayaking. We are novices and had a nervous 10 year old but the staff were brilliant. Book it. Thanks again!!!
Written 15 March 2021
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Hi Dominic. Thanks for the lovely review. We always love having the opportunity to help people feel less nervous when kayaking. The Waikato is such a perfect spot to try kayaking for the first time, and the swimming gives you a chance to get wet without falling out!
Written 6 April 2021
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Amanda.Bailey
2 contributions
Awesome experience! Couldn't fault it!
Mar 2021 • Friends
This was a wonderful experience. Despite being slightly nervous at the prospect of kayaking down the Waikato, our guide Laura put us all at ease. Her confident, professional and friendly guidance helped us all feel safe. The tour was amazing!! It was a relaxing journey and the stop part way for a dip in the hot spring with a coffee in hand was a highlight. I thoroughly enjoyed my time.
Written 13 March 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great to see you all getting more confident and enjoying your trip. I hope it inspires you to go on more kayaking adventures!
Written 14 March 2021
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Niamh B
4 contributions
Great day with free photos!
Feb 2021 • Friends
My mum and I went on the tour and were lucky enough to be the only ones there. Juliet was our guide and was super lovely and patient, despite some steep/slippery areas being difficult for us to navigate due to low tide.
Overall a great experience and some high quality photos free of charge really made it much better.
Written 10 February 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you so much for the kind review. We're glad you had fun, found it accessible and have some photos to remember your experience. We pride ourselves on making trips less stressful by taking the worry out of whether to take phones and cameras with you by providing the photos - it's also nice to have a few photos which aren't selfies and have the whole family in!
Written 11 February 2021
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sayapparaju r
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Awesome!! Enjoyed the whole 2hours
Feb 2021
As we are beginners we felt safe and secure the whole time and our guide was awesome we learned kayaking. Very relaxed and fun family activity
Written 8 February 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks Raju and family for joining us. We're so pleased you felt so comfortable and learned so much. Hopefully this will inspire you in many more kayaking adventures!
Written 9 February 2021
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Simone and Philip
2 contributions
Awesome family fun
Feb 2021
Laura our guide was great with the kids, really relaxed and we felt safe the whole time. Had heaps of fun with some hidden gems. We even went back to the rope swing the next day!
Written 7 February 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you and your little dare devils had a fun time on (and in) the water. Glad we got to introduce you to so many great spots to have fun along the river.
Written 9 February 2021
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Kanwal B
1 contribution
Best experience in Taupo
Feb 2021 • Couples
Everything was! Laura was great and really good to talk to and a lot of fun to do it in the morning especially.
Written 6 February 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It is such a beautiful river at all times of day and the hot pools are lovely and peaceful in the mornings.
Written 9 February 2021
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martin
2 contributions
Lazy Kayak Fun
Jan 2021
Our guide Juliette was awesome, Beautiful trip down the river, peaceful and beautiful.
Heaps of information, lots of wildlife.
I think you would be fine if you have not kayaked before, guide always there to keep you safe and give pointers so you won't go wrong.
Take the kids, they will love it.
Written 31 January 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you for the lovely review. Glad you had such a lovely, relaxing time.
Written 1 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hugh D
Hamilton, New Zealand15 contributions
Beautiful experience
Jan 2021 • Family
Great trip down there river with Jayden. Didn't realise how beautiful the river was here. Crystal clear water worth great backdrop. Very professionally run and lots of fun. Would highly recommend
Written 24 January 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you for the kind review. Really nice to have you along for the ride and glad you got to appreciated the beauty of the Waikato River.
Written 26 January 2021
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OldSlow
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Grunting it out, master the rudder,
The Guide Jayden was very knowledgeable and friendly bloody handy in a kayak too. Things got a little choppy headin
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Maori Carving half day Kayak
Great kayaking tour to the Maori Carvings with Laura! Laura made the experience very enjoyable, looking after the g
JoWilliamsNZ
JoWilliamsNZ
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Great trip
It was a very good trip - knowledgeable guide, and well paced for all abilities, with the added bonus of coffee and
cfma2000
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Perfect Paddling
A fantastic half-day trip with Laura. One of the best pre-paddle briefings we have had. The safety equipment and La
andrewwR7420GJ
andrewwR7420GJ
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Great half-day activity.
Viewing the carvings right up close from the kayak was a great experience, made all the better by the commentary fr
AliVavri
AliVavri
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Amazing experience
The best possible day spent in Taupo, amazing experience, very friendly stuff, beautiful location. Thank you Laura
kristyhnz
kristyhnz
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Loved this experience!
We had a wonderful time on the kayak tour. The scenery was beautiful and Laura, our guide, was friendly and very kn
jasond36
jasond36
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Paddleboard hire
Awesome friendly staff very accomodating and customer service was great highly recomend and will be back again
AgKaOk
AgKaOk
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First time kayak paddle.
Lake Hinemaia was an excellent spot for a very first time kayak experience, with placid waters surrounded by dense
EffieNicole
EffieNicole
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Lake Hinemaiaia is a beautifully scenic tour.
The weather was bad for the Maori rock carvings tour so we were given a few other option and we chose the tour of L
LiamPerrott
LiamPerrott
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Perfect trip up lake Hinemaiaia
Had a trip up Lake Hinemaiaia (due to unfortunate weather on lake Taupo) proved an unforgettable experience, truly
RobertNZ5
RobertNZ5
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Excellent guided kayak tour
It was too windy to do the Maori carving tour so we went to lake Hinemaiaia instead. Personally I think it was even
Pepeadam
Pepeadam
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Touring with Laura!! Stunning views!!!
An amazing experience with great tour guide! Laura. She was very knowledgeable, we felt very safe! This tour was th
Weican
Weican
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wonderful day and nice vacation!
It is really excellent experience with great coach Laura. We have beautiful weather to the kayaking in Taupo, defin
694erica
694erica
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Touring with Juliet
My favourite part was the hospitality of our instructor Juliet. She was lovely with guiding us through the whole to
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