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Lake District Adventures

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Trip to Pandora

New Zealand is beautiful, but what you are going to see on the way there and back is just out of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
janar604
Wow. .. just wow

Wow. .. just wow. Steve, Sally and Ann. ... you are all simply awesome. Nothing is too hard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
w00fies
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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396 Horahora Rd, Piarere, Tirau 3484, New Zealand
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+64 800 287 448
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

Thanks so much. We're so glad you all had a fantastic weekend. 😀

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome time at Lake District Adventure! Being in the water; team-building with the fiancé 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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. 😜

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steve was an excellent guide and we enjoyed the trip from start to finish! The scenery we kayaked past was beautiful and the highlight was having the river to just our group whilst we drifted back downstream whilst watching the thousands of Glowworms! Steve had...More

Thank cerussell1
SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We're so glad you enjoyed your adventure with us. Hopefully we'll see you again someday. :)

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My cousin and myself did this experience through our workplace. I was a little hesitant because if my fitness level but was able to keep up, not get tired and really take in the experience. Our guide was very knowledgable and definitally added to the...More

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SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Adrian for the fantastic review. We are really glad you enjoyed the tour and felt comfortable the whole time.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Not only were the guides super friendly, helpful, and checked in on every guest regularly (making sure we were comfortable and having fun), the glowworms were amazing, wayyyy better then Waitomo Glowworm Caves (stretched out for much farther, in a natural cave, and way up...More

Thank McCune_Family
SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely review and recommendation McCune family. :) We always love to hear when people enjoyed themselves. Our Glowworms really are something pretty special! And the stars are always a great bonus.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had the most amazing time at Lake District Adventures! Was welcomed by the family and it couldn’t have been more inviting. The trip itself was spectacular, Steve our guide was helpful, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We had a variety of skill...More

1  Thank Eden Č
SSHNZ, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks Eden. We're so glad you could come along and enjoyed it so much.

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