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Taupo 3351, New Zealand
+64 7-376 8981
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked this trip from Australia and didn't really know what to expect from the trip. We found the environment to be awesome, the mighty Waikato river with stunning views and abundant geothermal activity. The guides were very informative and helpful. Canoeing down the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice trip over lake taupo to the Maori rock carvings with our funny guides. It was a great experience. I can really recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taupo adventure kayaking right on the water at Acacia Bay was a great experience. My hubby and I turned up at 9 am and booked a double kayak for a self guided tour of the Maori rock carvings. We were given everything we needed including...More

Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were originally going to do the Maori carving half day trip, but the wind was terrible making the lake very unsafe that day, so luckily instead of just canceling altogether, the company gave us the option to kayak the Waikato River, which was really...More

Thank Excursion827408
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was only the second time my husband and I had been kayaking, but our Guide Rob made this a memorable experience for us. He gave us a lot of good tips and was patient as we developed our paddline skills -- plus he was...More

Thank MJG1955
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey! So good to hear that you such a memorable time with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures. Rob is a fantastic guide and very skilled. And yes the motors are always handy haha. Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the kayak tour round Lake Taupo today to see the Maori carvings. We were lucky with the weather as it was glorious sunshine and very calm on the water. Corey our guide was brilliant and really knowledgable. The tour...More

Thank JLou552
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey. Awesome to hear that you such a wonderful trip out on the great lake Taupo. Sun screen is a really good tip especially when going out on super hot days. Thanks for coming out with us at Taupo Kayaking Adventures.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I decided we wanted to Kayak while we were in New Zealand and we absolutely loved kayaking on Lake Taupo! We got lucky with a beautiful sunny day and the views were amazing. Kayaking to the Maori rock carvings added a cultural...More

Thank ImAnAussie
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you had a awesome experience with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had a wonderful evening kayaking on Lake Taupo at sunset. Out tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and told us great stories about Taupo! He was highly skilled and safe, as well as adaptable. We also enjoyed the muffins and hot chocolate at the end...More

Thank Cassandra S
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cassandra glad to hear you had a great time with us. Thanks for the great review

Reviewed 3 October 2018

The tour guys, Rob and Brian are fun and helpful. The Kayak even got motors for inexperienced ones like us. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back again in the summertime! Highly recommended for all that wish to experience Lake Taupo.

Thank WeiR55
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rob and Brian are both excellent guides, always an awesome time. Glad you had a great time with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures . Thanks

Reviewed 27 September 2018

A great way to spend a couple of hours outdoors - suitable for young and old. Our guide was fun and patient with the oldies - did well to accommodate for varying abilities in the group. I probably agree with an earlier comment that I...More

Thank TracyM-H
Lisa C, Manager at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Tracey, Glad to hear you had a great time with us here at Taupo Kayak Adventures. Thanks for the review

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