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A fun kayaking experience

I haven't done much kayaking but I thoroughly enjoyed our guided kayak trip on the Waikato River... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2015
Melbourne, Australia
Great Introduction to Kayaking

None of our group had had much experience with kayaks so we selected the river option that takes... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2015
Saskatoon, Canada
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9 Jan 2016
“Fun kayaking trip”
1 Nov 2015
“Bad Bikes, Rude Manager”
Rapid Sensations Ltd is Taupo’s premier outdoor adventure company that has been operating throughout the Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park region for over 22 years.Held in high regard for professional, safe delivery of quality experiences and...more
413 Huka Falls Road | Wairakei Tourist park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8117
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We really enjoyed the kayaking trip. The river was absolutely pristine. The dip in the natural hot springs was very much appreciated!

Thank SophS5
Reviewed 2 November 2015

TRIED to go on a mountain bike trail but couldn't even get moving. Bike was broken and no replacements available/offered. Chain kept coming off, gears would randomly change and shocks on the front were redundant. Manager (Ian??) wouldn't give a refund and told me if...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

We had done a quick tutorial around lake taupo.. It was heavily raining and the fun of Kayaking then doubled while kayaking across the Lake Taupo!

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Reviewed 28 March 2015

I haven't done much kayaking but I thoroughly enjoyed our guided kayak trip on the Waikato River, near Lake Taupo. Going with the current made it much easier and we enjoyed a relaxing trip down the river - went past the bungee jumps, but unfortunately...More

Thank SueRea
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Had such a great day! There was just the the group of me and my 3 friends on a sea kayaking trip on lake Taupo, with our amazing guide, Rob! Was such a chilled day, a lot of fun, Rob really got involved in our...More

1  Thank Morgan T
Reviewed 22 January 2015

None of our group had had much experience with kayaks so we selected the river option that takes you from near the town, past the bungee jumps ( saw three!) . Travelling with the current makes it easy for beginners and we kept a comfortable...More

1  Thank LeslieSK
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Experiencing Lake Taupo, Huka Falls and all of the many beautiful attractions in the area has been amazing-it's beyond any expectations. Sadly our experience with Rapid Sensations was quite the let down. The $48 charge for a 2 hour guided tour will get you only...More

1  Thank 622Valerie
IanRuthven, Owner at Rapid Sensations Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Hi. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the trip down the river. We cannot control the flow of the river and sometimes it moves very fast. Also you may have been with another company as our trip finishes 2.3 kms past the Hotpools!! Thank...More

Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gentle kayak down the river, bathing at the hot springs was fantastic. Guide AJ let us go in peace and enjoy the serenity but was talkative if that is what you wanted.

Thank Sheryle R
Reviewed 26 November 2014

had a great kayak tour out to the Maori carvings. Rob was helpful and informative. Well worth the time and cost.

Thank davidbR7335SO
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We hired 5 bikes from Rapid Sensations the other day and the service was spot on. It's located right next to Craters of the Moon which made things easy for us and the girl at the disk was nice, chatty and even gave us some...More

Thank EdBrindley
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