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Based at the southern end of Lake Karapiro, Lake District Adventures is positioned to let you enjoy the clean air, great scenery & lakes of the Waikato / Bay of Plenty. We offer guided evening kayak "Glowworm" tours, Daytime kayak tours and Mountain...more
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396 Horahora Rd, Piarere, Tirau 3484, New Zealand
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+64 800 287 448
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 March 2016

As others have said, this was a well organised trip. Mike. Lofty, and 2 other crew managed to get a big group (of mostly non English speakers) safely down and back up the river. While there were some crazy paddlers and it looked like a...More

3  Thank jeffrocowboy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 January 2018

If this is the only way you can figure out to go and see the glow worm canyon, by all means do it. Floating down through the glow worm canyon at night is an awe-inspiring experience. However, if you've ever kayaked before or if you...More

2  Thank BLienhard
SSHNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi BLienhard, firstly I'd like to say that I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour, and that the glow-worms were awe inspiring. After all, that's what this experience is really all about. We thank you for your passionate opinion, and have taken your comments on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The organization for the trip up the river to view the glow worms was amazing and well worth the cost. Lofty the guide, with the help of Will, were very good and the overall experience was magical, with seeing so many glow worms in the...More

Thank jillw70
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Jill. We're glad you enjoyed your Glowworm tour and hope the rest of your trip on the River Trail was just as amazing.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up unplanned and were very easily accommodated for a kayak for 5 people. We were able to rent kayaks for 2 hours and take them out on our own. Steve recommended a lovely side trip that we really enjoyed.

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SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Andrea, We are really glad you enjoyed you kayak adventure. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of the lake with Steve. Beautiful quiet place to spend the day. Steve took great care of us and was an excellent guys. Next time I'm back this way I'll definetly do the glow worm tour! Thanks Steve!

Thank jhkay
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for the great feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the tour, and we'd love to see you back to show you the glowworms. Cheers, Steve

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had a great time on the night time kayak glow worm tour. We were very lucky because ther were only 4 of us on it, which made for a lovely quiet and uncrowded experience. Our guide (Lofty) was great, and the run-through before the...More

Thank Vermont70
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks very much for your awesome review. We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves. :)

Reviewed 16 September 2018

New Zealand is beautiful, but what you are going to see on the way there and back is just out of this world. Paddling up the stream felt like movie scene from Avatar and drifting back after sunset is way better than anything you can...More

Thank janar604
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks very much. It really is something special. We're glad we could share it with you and you enjoyed yourselves so much. Thanks for coming along.

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Wow. .. just wow. Steve, Sally and Ann. ... you are all simply awesome. Nothing is too hard, always happy and what fun you all are. It was sheer luck I found you for our custom request. .. to transport us (group of birthday girls...More

Thank w00fies
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks so much. We're so glad you all had a fantastic weekend. πŸ˜€

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I finished the trip today and had an awesome time. The kayaking part was easy and the glow worms were spectacular. The stars were also amazing as the sky were clear tonight. I would definitely visit it again.

Thank JasonZ1157
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Jason. We're so glad you loved it and hope to see you again soon. πŸ˜€

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome time at Lake District Adventure! Being in the water; team-building with the fiancΓ© in a kayak; glow worms; shooting stars; hot raro; and Mike (tour guide) with the dad jokes. Definitely a memorable experience and one to suggest for friends and family!...More

Thank CDV9388
SallynSteveH, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks so much. Really glad you enjoyed it and the "team building" went well. πŸ˜‚ See you again soon to ride the trails.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We did this trip last night with Mike, who was a great guide and obviously knows the river well. The kayaking upstream was easy and drifting back in silence through thousands of glow worms (and stars) was amazing. We really appreciated the extra layers of...More

Thank AmiraP52
SSHNZ, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for your review. We are really glad you had a great time and stayed nice and warm. :)

Reviewed 29 August 2018

I visited Lake District Adventures with a group of friends from work on the recommendation of colleagues who had raved about their experience, and we were not disappointed! It's a real adventure for kayakers of any experience level (I've kayaked many times before while others...More

Thank heathery93
SSHNZ, Owner at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi Heather. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much and hope to see yiu again soon. We'll work on new material for the "Dad Jokes" in the mean time. 😜

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