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Lake District Adventures

396 Horahora Road, Tirau 3484, New Zealand
+64 800 287 448
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Glow warms and Kayak

It was a great experience, the main objective was to see glow warms.. and boy o boy we saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ReviewerIndia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Kayak/glow worm tour

A relaxed and friendly tour in a beautiful setting. Amelia our guide was fantastic and would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny S
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Mudgee, Australia
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1 week ago
“Kayak/glow worm tour”
2 weeks ago
“Friendly people, great bikes, good morning in the sun”
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396 Horahora Road, Tirau 3484, New Zealand
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+64 800 287 448
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience, the main objective was to see glow warms.. and boy o boy we saw plenty... at first it seems like they are tiny dots of light coming from between the trees and leaves. until you see a bunch of it....More

Thank ReviewerIndia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relaxed and friendly tour in a beautiful setting. Amelia our guide was fantastic and would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired bikes for a morning and cycled from LDA's base up to the Arapuni dam and back. The guys at LDA were very friendly and the bikes were in great condition, even though it was near the end of the season (late April). It's...More

Thank thirkej
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed "our backyard". We do spend some time on keeping the bikes in good condition so that our clients have no issues on their ride.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this experience! We didn't want to do the tourist Waitomo caves experience as we had been told it wasn't worth the money by friends, but we still wanted to see glowworms and luckily found this tour. We drove from Taupo up to...More

Thank Emsped
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed a little of our backyard - and Pineapple Lumps.. Thanks for joining us and please do come again.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Fantastic trip. A true New Zealand family run business. Highly recommend. I did this trip with my adult daughter and had a wonderful time. Felt very safe and guides were very knowledgeable and a bit "cheesy" with their jokes! Very organised and well run. I...More

Thank lmuir2017
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this review

Hey - pleased that you both enjoyed the tour, the jokes & the B & B. Mike & The Team...

Reviewed 27 March 2017

1. The staff were great. They greeted us as we arrived, got us set up into our gear, taught us the basics about kayaking and got us safely onto the water. They had one staff member up front and one at the back during the...More

Thank Aseem A
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this review

Very pleased that you joined us to see a little bit of our backyard. Thanks for the great comments.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We thought we need to avoid touristy commercial glowworm caves in our trip. We thought seeing glowworm on a kayak was the next great idea. we thought right and wrong. It was wrong because apparently we were not so good at maneuvering double seated kayak...More

Thank TravelinDewi
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us on the tour. It's a little piece of "our backyard" that we like to share with people as we think it is very special.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We arrived on time and were greeted by the staff cordially. The process of kitting out was underway and they even supplied a healthy mosquito repellant for those like us that forgot this Basic training on the grass on how to paddle and some safety...More

Thank Shayne M
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see some of our backyard. Glad that you enjoyed the drift plus the mossie repellant ...

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We took the evening Kayak tour and it was incredible. We are seniors and the tour was no problem physically. It is a leisure three hours up the river and a leisurely float back in the dark to see the glowworms. On the way up...More

1  Thank DJS1950
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had the best time, the staff are friendly, laid back and helpful. Everything was provided for, and everything was explained in a friendly manner. I went in a kayak with my ten year old son and he didn't really do any of the work...More

1  Thank rhileyrr
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