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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Second time and still amazing

We visited these guys and had a tour with them last year (around March). We came back this year... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2013
Ehsan V
Auckland, New Zealand
Aucklanders/tourists-don't miss

I had read so many positive reviews about this place that today my husband, my 3 year old and I... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2013
New Zealand
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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 flick through our website to get a better idea for whats available. Lake Karapiro offers an exellent venue with sheltered waters and 15 km of lake to explore. making it a safe and beautiful environment to try something new. our guides and instructors are fully qualified in both flat water and graded river paddleing so if your wanting to explore some of the lower sections of the waikato river between cambridge and hamilton youll be in safe hands. The Boatshed kayaks is also involved in multisport training and hire and has been training grade 2 paddlers for over 8 years, with a huge number of paddlers experiencing their introduction to kayaking through The Boatshed.The ethos at the Boatshed has always been on getting people out there paddling, young and old, and therefore growing kayaking as a sport or recreational activity.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“glow worms” (79 reviews)
“kayak trip” (18 reviews)
“hot chocolate” (13 reviews)
21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We visited these guys and had a tour with them last year (around March). We came back this year (Feb) cause it was awesome. Although this time we knew what to expect, it was still amazing. It actually was improved, if that is even possible....More

Thank Ehsan V
Reviewed 2 February 2013

I had read so many positive reviews about this place that today my husband, my 3 year old and I decided to try it. We drove from Auckland-it's a lovely scenic drive, but nothing compared to the scenery you see while kayaking. I haven't kayaked...More

1  Thank kmarshieNewZealand
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We went glow-worm kayaking, absolutely fantastic. The silence involved made it that much better, far more enjoyable than a boat would be, have already recommended it to friends and family

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Boatshed kayaking is fantastic value for money. We took out a double and single kayak for the 3 of us and it cost only $75.00- we were gone for 2 1/2 hours- across the lake and into calmer waters where we could see waterfalls. All...More

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I have been to waitomo cave glow worms before, but this is a much better use of money. The Kayaking itself is pretty easy, we were all in double kayaks and there were some people that had a young child in theirs so the adult...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Have only kayaked a couple of times, and felt very comfortable with Boatshed guide, who was very engaging, informative and I think his instruction has helped my rather novice style.... Step off the main highway as it's only minutes to a gorgeous well groomed cafe...More

Thank SSCQManager
Reviewed 13 November 2012

WOW WOW WOW !! As a kiwi who has travelled allot of Europe and not enough of my own country, i decided it was time to start having a look around. Boy am I glad i did. I went on Sunday night with a good...More

Thank ososomoso
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Wow - truly fantastic trip for our family of 4. The kids (10 and 14) loved it, plenty of laughs sharing the kayaks with the parents! Magical is just one word to describe it - beautiful scenery, great guides, even with the rain coming down...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is a truly amazing and unique experience. It was so beautiful to float past the glow worms in the kayaks while being guided by the stars for direction.

Thank amy a
Reviewed 19 April 2012

We would recommend the glow worm kayak trip to anyone looking for something completely different and absolutely amazing. We are a family of 4 and shared 2 double kayaks which was great fun with our teenagers. The guys running the trip were really great and...More

Thank Jane M
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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.