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the Boatshed Kayaks,was set up by Richard Clark in 2000, on his property on the edge of Lake Karapiro. We offer a number of different kayaking and stand up paddle board options from our great waterfalls trip to our evening glow worm experience, just...more
21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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All reviews glow worms kayak trip hot chocolate wine and cheese crackers the river lake karapiro double kayak toasting marshmallows a lot of fun an awesome experience great fun wonderful evening new zealanders milky way whole family magical night
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Reviewed today via mobile

It sounds so simple. A little kayak trip to see some worms with glowing bums. It was magical. Absolutely magical. One of the greatest nights in NZ. Richard and his team are a treat to be around and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. An absolute must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheTravellingSaffa
Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid for a private kayaking experience to see the glow worms rather than go to the Waitomo caves. Miki was our guide and we had a great time kayaking down the narrow tributaries, having a picnic, and then kayaking back in the dark and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iansimpson22361
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boatshed Kayaks gloworm trip was the highlight of our holiday with three grandsons aged 5 to 9. Trent and the guides welcomed all and made a group of novice kayakers feel safe and confident. I am not a strong person but managed the double kayak,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NanaT_4boys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Richard the owner was most hospitable and knowledgeable when we booked our 3hr self guided kayak trip. The water falls were fantastic as was the scenery and bird life. We hired the sea kayaks which were easy to paddle, had dry areas for storing gear...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roughy67
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our guide Trent! He was friendly, helpful and great with our teens. The kayaking was fairly easy and the scenery was fab! Melting marshmallows and cheese by the fire and then kayaking through a wonderland / magical area to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 804linb
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Absolutely awesome trip, well organised, the guides Trent and Shaun made sure we were safe but we also had a lot of fun. The glow worms totally take your breath away, they are amazing! Completely worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen2095
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had really awsome guides Febie and James. Made sure everything was undercontrol.I have never kayaked before but got the hang of it really quick..overall a must do activity.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlengaM
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had the most wonderful trip. It was a beautiful kaykak to the halfway point with such lovley scenery and once it got dark and we when back it was the most magical site ive seen. Guides were lovely.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CheriA83
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Just south of Cambridge, the kayaking experience does not require special skills, but common sense, and a level of fitness in the upper body to enjoy the ride. The lake was smooth and the day overcast the first time we did this, and the second...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank secondscount
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing finish of our 3 days tour. This is a must thing to do in Waikato region. I recommend this to everyone even who never did Kayak before to get unique and different experience. Our tour guy is fabulous. This trip was just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard C, Owner at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thanks for your comments we are lucky with the quality of our guides .Cheers Richard

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5 August 2018|
Response from Shona2013 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to check with the company. I got Grab one tickets which made it cheaper.
12 June 2018|
Response from Richard C | Property representative |
You can launch from the Boatshed you might need to carry down depending how busy we are ,and you can paddle to waterfalls from there .The glowworms trip is a outdoor adventure audited trip ,so we don,t encourage people to do... More
Ehsan U
22 December 2015|
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Response from Richard C | Property representative |
Hi there, We have a strict age limit of 5 years old. Due to adventure mark tourism regulations.