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Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I took this Kayaking trip on a slightly windy day when the Lake was just a little bit rocky, and she got sea sick, but the two kayaking guides were very considerate and were constantly looking out for not just us, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff were professional and supportive on this trip. I had limited kayaking experience before and they made me feel confident. The scenery is amazing and I really enjoyed the morning trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pati2211
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an incredible time with our guides Phil and Oliver to see the Maori carvings on Lake Taupo. They take great care of you - this trip is accessible even to first-time kayakers. We really appreciated learning more about the lake...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Devon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you guys, you saved our day! In a rush I had mixed the dates and discovered that only upon arrival in Taupo. We came to the office anyway and we relieved to hear that the guide, Aimee, could swap Sunday for Saturday and come...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nadia19882017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great kayak tour to see the Maori carvings. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide, who pointed out areas of interest and told some Maori tales. Good way to explore some of Lake Taupo and see the area from a different angle.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HM_1889
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing what to see Lake Taupo! Such crystal clear waters and so many spots for swimming, plus there are snow-capped maintains in the background.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lachlan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing way to see the thermal springs and the beautiful river. Gentle paddle with teenage daughters.

Thank GregB63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an experience I will never forget. The photo opportunities are magnificent and commentary was very interesting .

Thank Kathryn218
Reviewed 15 December 2018

If you're lucky with a sunny day, as we were, you'll have a wonderful few hours kayaking on blue waters with gorgeous mountains as a backdrop. The highlight is seeing a giant Maori rock carving, which is relatively recent, but impressive nonetheless. The one thing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Lisa C, General Manager at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Michael, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and will take on board your comments about the refreshments- as a company we are constantly striving to make our tours as enjoyable as possible. We are very lucky to be located in such...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

From start to finish we had an amazing kayak adventure down the Waikato river at Taupo. Our guides Brian and Emma and driver Paul made our kayaking trip a total pleasure. The serenity of coasting down the river with minimal effort and enjoying the peace,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DMonck
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. We are lucky to having an amazing team and I will be making sure to pass on your review to the guides! Thanks for your review.

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