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

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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

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2 adults
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Departure Point
Canoe and Kayak Taupo, 54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mary Gaffney wrote a review 23 May
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We were the first people to book onto the kayaking post covid lockdown, so the only people on the tour. We were greeted and led by Laura who was lovely, very informative and a great teacher! We kayaked down the river and went to the natural hot pools just before the end! The
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks so much for coming with us on the beautiful Waikato River. We'd love to make it a longer trip, but the Huka Falls are just downstream and they get pretty exciting.
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T Smith wrote a review Apr 2020
9 contributions
A very relaxing drift down the river.Unique view from below of the budgie jumping and towering cliffs. Our guide was very knowledgeable and definitely added to the enjoyment of the trip. We were advised not to bring our cameras and that was a mistake as we didn't get any good
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
Responded 15 Apr 2020
Hi and thanks for taking the time to post your review - it's much appreciated in these uncertain times. I take on board your comments about bringing your own camera/phone, although it was for your own safety and that of your phone. We don't like them being left at the bottom of the river. For the coming season we'll be providing drybags for anyone that wants to take their own gear - hopefully that will prove helpful. Thanks again for coming with us - stay safe.
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Michael K wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Bayern, Germany4 contributions8 helpful votes
To paddle down the Waikato River was a very impressive experience. On one side the total peace and quiet and the clear still water, on the other side an impressive nature with huge rocks, jungle-like forest and on the way the thermal springs of the Spa Park. In a word: wonderful
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ming Z wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Me and my mom really enjoyed the Waikato river kayak trip with our guide Laura. She is so helpful and gave us lots of information about this river. I strongly recommend this trip to everyone who is new to kayak and wants to discover more of Waikato river.
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thanks for choosing to come out on the amazing Waikato River with us - It's a special place and I'm glad you and your Mum enjoyed it.
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Julie C wrote a review Mar 2020
Cowra4 contributions1 helpful vote
We, two older ladies had a blissful kayak with Rory, our guide! The whole experience, from the booking, through arrival, safety instructions, paddling tips, help in and out of the kayak and safe return to town, was handled very professionally. We loved it! Thankyou! 👏👏👍
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks for choosing to come out with us - we look forward to getting your husbands out next time you're in town.
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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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mikaela_goldsmith
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Best Taupō kayak trip
Laura took us on a half day kayak trip to see the rock carvings and it was the best day yet. Beautiful scenery, the
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bethseaview
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Excellent Guide Ms Laura Duxbury
I booked this trip from a hotel leaflet and it far exceeded my expectations. The lake is stunning and our weather w
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Thegirlwholivedhappy
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AMAZING
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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Paul and Jan
Really enjoyable experience. Beautiful scenery, good quality equipment and lorna was entertaining, knowledgable and
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Lloyd H
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Awesome day out!
Thanks Lauren for an awesome day out. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking, the scenery, the cultural learning, the t
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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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hannyg93
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Brilliant morning out!
Had an awesome day out on lake Taupo to see the Maori carvings. Tammy was really friendly and knowledgable! Worth t
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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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hughj925
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Paddling to the Maori carvings
Our family of six had a brilliant morning paddling out to see the Maori carvings on Lake Taupo. Our guide, Laura f
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ursular530
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Amazing tour!
As a solo traveler I had to contact the tour operators directly via mail, but they scheduled me in without any prob
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RosJ157
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Stunning
We had a really fabulous morning on the lake, the carvings were amazing and our guide Laura was great.
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645pulkitj
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Great day paddling on the lake
We had a great time paddling on the lake with Laura. Beautiful views and great way to see the carvings up close. Fo
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945olieh
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Brilliant Kayak Tour!
Fantastic tour around the northern side of Lake Taupo hosted by Laura. Can't think of anywhere better in the world
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aLiNaPgram
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Paddle Boarding
A friend and I went paddle boarding and can recommend this company. Friendly and helpful staff Fair pricing Good
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