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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Perfect day at Karapiro

The Boatshed Kayaks have helped our family to organize a day-trip at Karapiro lake. Staff was very... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2013
Stas K
,
Auckland
Really enjoyable evening.

Was part of a group that did the evening glow worm trip for a work function. The guides were... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2013
staceyrenae
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Hamilton, 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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“glow worms” (83 reviews)
“kayak trip” (19 reviews)
“hot chocolate” (13 reviews)
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

The Boatshed Kayaks have helped our family to organize a day-trip at Karapiro lake. Staff was very friendly and super-helpful. Me and my family have really enjoyed this fantastic trip.More

1  Thank Stas K
Richard C, Manager at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Hi Stas, sorry this is a slow reply but thanks a lot for taking the time to post a comment on our page we really appreciate all the feedback we can get. the photos of your trip look great and were very glad you and...More

Reviewed 8 May 2013

Was part of a group that did the evening glow worm trip for a work function. The guides were informative, chatty and friendly. I think your level of co-ordination is more important than your fitness! At times the kayaks challenge your sense of direction, but...More

1  Thank staceyrenae
Richard C, Manager at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, I'm glad you and your colleagues had a great evening. We might see you again next year for a trip to the waterfalls or even down the Waikato to Hamilton.

Reviewed 30 April 2013

My 9 year old daughter and I took the Glow worm trip last month and friends are sick of me raving about it. The kayaks were easy to paddle and it was a lot of fun watching people get used to the steering. The distance...More

1  Thank Chris R
Richard C, Manager at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Thanks for the review chris it was great having you and your daughter along on the trip. Definitely a wise call in the insect spray, especially in the summer months. Theboatshedkayaksteam

Reviewed 28 April 2013

Just do this! I did the night glow worm kayak, and it was awesome! The whole evening is great fun, kayaking through beautiful scenery, stopping for cheese and wine, then drifting back through what has now become a glow worm haven. All the gear was...More

1  Thank Holsizzle
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Night time Glow worm tour. This was an amazing experience. Nicole and Elliot were great instructors, we felt totally safe with them and they knew their stuff. The glow worms were awesome. It was a relaxing, chilled evening, with a yummy snack provided too. I...More

1  Thank shoreshaz
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Our daugthter treated the family to an evenings kayaking, ranging from 5yr olds to the mid thirties to us over sixties. An excellent evening was had by all. We were all looked after without being mollycoddled, with the glow-worms and the trip back in the...More

Thank cambridge20
Reviewed 3 February 2013

My wife surprised me with a night away and this included spending the evening with Elliott and Nicole, kayaking through some of the wonderful scenery that NZ has to offer. We went out on the glow worm tour. Elliott has all the gear you need,...More

Thank Paul B
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
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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.
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