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Lake District Adventures

396 Horahora Rd, Piarere, Tirau 3484, New Zealand
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Such a fun day spent outdoor!

We did the bike and kayak day combo and really enjoyed it! Steve was a great guide and explained... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mikey P
Brilliant adventure day out

Awesome experience, very friendly and patient hosts. The views and overall experience of mountain... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
ashneem2017
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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 "Glow Worm" tours, Daytime kayak tours and Mountain Bike tours. We also hire mountain bikes,kayaks & Stand Up Paddle Boards plus have a shuttle van to move you around the various trails of the area. We can also cater to groups and create packages to suit you.
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396 Horahora Rd, Piarere, Tirau 3484, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the bike and kayak day combo and really enjoyed it! Steve was a great guide and explained everything to us and even gave us some insider tips. We highly recommend it! Thanks for the great day!

Thank Mikey P
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope those "insider tips" were helpful. :)

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience, very friendly and patient hosts. The views and overall experience of mountain biking and kayaking was a day to remember! Reliable, solid bikes and kayak with enough time to get the most of the day!

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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for your review. We're really glad you had a great day. :)

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The hubby and I had a fantastic experience with Lake District Adventures on their kayak glow worm tour. Lots of ‘ohhhhhhh’ and ‘woooow’ moments as we drifted through an incredible sea of sparkles. Even in the dark we felt completely safe and looked after thanks...More

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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thanks for your "Glowing" endorsement Kylie. Much appreciated. Glad we can show locals as well as not so local our spectacular backyard! We are really glad you enjoyed yourselves! :)

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Our cycling adventure around the lake was an amazing experience however, do note if you do not cycle often you may struggle in the beginning especially during the uphill areas. Nevertheless, the track along the blue posts was easy to follow and Steve was very...More

Thank Tina V
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thanks for your feedback Tina. Those first couple of hills can be a little tricky when you don't ride often, but we definitely think they're worth it for the rest of the trail. We're really glad you enjoyed the ride though and the kayaking. :)

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a well run shop that takes you on an amazing ride to see the glow worms. Through the gorge, around the lake, and back again quietly in the pitch dark. Felt safe the entire time and loved the entire trip and crew.

Thank Tina M
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Fantastic feedback thanks Tina. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed it so much and felt so safe. We pride ourselves on making everyone feel comfortable and safe at all times, so it's nice to hear that. :)

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We found this adventure offer by chance- we actually were looking forward to see Hobbiton but it wasn't fully booked. As an alternative plan we decided for some sports- and their glow warm kayak tour was breathtaking! The tour starts before dark, you paddle up...More

Thank Ally C
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We are so glad you found us "by accident" and loved your experience with us. It's definitely something you have to experience to really believe it. :)

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Thank you Mike for a wonderful day biking and kayaking. The service you gave us was fantastic. We loved biking the trail and the kayaking was spectacular.

Thank Susan6603
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Susan, Thanks very much for your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your adventure so much.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I had done this before without my wife but had to do it again so that she could enjoy it. This tour is well organised and the guides are very good about making it both entertaining and safe. The drift down through the glow worms...More

Thank KiwiBruce2015
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks Bruce, Fantastic you were able to share this amazing experience with your wife. Thanks for the review and really glad you enjoyed yourself so much 2nd time round.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I'm glad I was lucky to catch few spots last minute and experienced wonderful trip and stunning view. Special thanks to Mike-he was funny, attentive and caring. He told us a lot about that area and was patiently waiting for beginners' kayaks.

Thank Inessa B
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for the lovely feedback Inessa. We're so glad you were able to come along and enjoy the tour.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did this tour in January and loved it. We ate before we arrived (essential) then we were kitted out with waterproof gear and a life vest. We had prebooked back rests having kayaked without them a few years ago and known...More

Thank James C
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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks James. We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves again and that the backrests made a difference to your comfort.

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