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A K wrote a review Jan 2021
15 contributions
The guide was amazing! I forgot his name...i even asked twice... he made our ride very pleasant and he was very professional. Taking photos for us and providing hot beverages and muffins. Teaching us tips with how to ride on the waves etc. I would highly recommend if you are active, to do the kayak to see the maori carving rock instead of boating, it made a lasting impression and it was super fun! Rode 20th January @1:30pm.(as i cannot remember the guides name sorry, you were amazing :D )
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Responded 22 Jan 2021
Hello, we are so pleased to hear that you had a great trip to the Maori Carvings and felt really supported by your guide. From our calendar, I believe your guide may have been Keilan and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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The Hat Lady wrote a review Jan 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Matt was our tour guide and my partner and I and our 7yr old boy had an amazing journey on Lake Taupo with him. Proficient in using Te Reo along with his knowledge of the area, the different bays, historical recall of the various landmarks, and of course the carving of Ngatoroirangi. This trip included a tea/coffee refreshment and muffin service. Matt said it’s the first time he’s had someone fall asleep lol (our little boy). Many thanks to you Matt and Taupo Lake Kayaking Adventures. Look forward to getting our whanau off their jolly devices and bringing them along next time. Nga mihi mahana
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Hi! It is great to hear to your family had a great time paddling (and sleeping) to carvings, they sure are spectacular. It's fantastic to know that your son must have been so relaxed that he wanted a nap! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Matt and thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review!
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Jaijaif wrote a review Nov 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom10 contributions
Called up in the morning and more than happy to find us a double kayak to take out 30mins later. A great way to spend a few hours on the beautiful lake Taupo. Will definitely back next time.
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Hi. We are so happy that you were able to get out on the water and loved your experience! Thank you for the review and hopefully we will see you again soon!
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Saaga wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
This is my 1st time kayaking experience. Thanks to my instructor and to the good weather. Waikato river float will calm your mind for sure. A serene and beautiful experience. We stopped at a hot pool for about 20 minutes. At the end, the team was waiting with muffins, hot chocolate, coffee and tea.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It is great to hear that you had a lovely and relaxing time with our guides on the Waikato River Float Trip. We hope that this is the first of many adventures kayaking for you! Many thanks again.
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anne.lim wrote a review May 2020
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
If you're looking for fun, adventure, and great company, then this is for you. Elgan and Rob were fantastic guides, going out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and well taken care of. Not only were they great with getting photos (so that your experience is captured), they also spun some great yarns. Despite the fact that I was the only customer on the tour, I felt relaxed and at ease. The kayaking itself wasn't strenuous - if anything, I enjoyed the challenge (although my arms may need some time at the hot springs now!). There's ample time to get out to the carvings and back, and also time to admire the lake and its tranquility. We stopped for delicious muffins and refreshments along the way, which really added to the experience. Nothing like being able to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. The owners were also helpful, assisting with pick up and drop off from Taupo. That was important for me as I didn't have my own transport. Thanks, team. Overall a fantastic experience - I look forward to seeing what else TKA has to offer the next time I return to Taupo.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures
Responded 3 Jun 2020
Hi Anna. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is fantastic to hear you had a great trip with Elgan and Rob, I will be sure to pass on you kind words. Our mission at TKA is to create an enjoyable experience for people to explore the outdoors and the beautiful region of Taupo, so I am very happy you felt safe with our team. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you in the future!
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