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Taupo Kayaking Adventures

Acacia Bay | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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“maori carvings” (28 reviews)
“guide jacob” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Acacia Bay | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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"maori carvings"
in 28 reviews
"delicious muffins"
in 4 reviews
"guide jacob"
in 3 reviews
"muffin break"
in 3 reviews
"morning tea"
in 6 reviews
"felt totally at ease"
in 2 reviews
"half day trip"
in 4 reviews
"great morning"
in 7 reviews
"recommend this trip"
in 6 reviews
"terrific guide"
in 2 reviews
"waikato river"
in 12 reviews
"surrounding landscape"
in 2 reviews
"hot waterfall"
in 3 reviews
"great adventure"
in 3 reviews
"worthwhile experience"
in 2 reviews
"kayak experience"
in 2 reviews
"rock face"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the half day trip to see the Maori rock carving with Rob. Along the way you got great views of the mountains surrounding the lake and Rob was able to entertain and inform us as we paddled (or let the motor do the...More

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Phil. Great to here Rob entertained you and you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for your review

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic half day trip on lake Taupo. Rob was an incredible guide, funny, knowledgeable, highly skilled and safe as well. Even took great photos for us! Surprise pluses included excellent muffin break and sneaky motors. We will be back!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great way to see the carvings on Lake Taupo and a different type of experience than the usual things. New Zeeland is beautiful and very friendly.

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi. The carvings are impressive and paddling to them even during the winter is a great way to see them. As yo had mentioned we are lucky to have a beautiful area on our door step. Thanks for reviewing us.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We've been today kayaking to the maori rock carving with my partner and it was the best tour in New Zealand!!! Rob, the guide is really nice and cool mate !!! You can be really close to the rock compare with the boat ! Kayaks...More

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

HI Camille It was great to hear you had a wonderful day out with us, and enjoyed out guide "Rob's" company. Kayaking is definitely a great way to get to look at the sights and carvings up close.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends have just been on a kayaking adventure with taupo kayaking and had the best day ever. Lisa, the owner, kindly picked us up and dropped us off from our hotel because we didn’t have a car. And David our guide was...More

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for the review! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with David - we are very lucky to have such incredible guides and we are glad you agree! Thank you for coming out with us to explore our beautiful lake!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the half day carvings tour. Tour was great, only made better by our guide, Corey. Being a local, Corey knew a lot about the area and the stories that go with it. He was polite and funny. We are so...More

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Jacqui! We are really happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your trip with Corey! and we will definitely be passing on your comment to him! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a good time paddling on the lake Taupo with Morgan. Organized and professional, we even had a coffee break near the Maori carvings. We also learnt a lot about the area and the legends of the lake

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Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Morgan is great! We have a great team, we pride ourselves as a company of having knowledgeable guides through our training program.

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