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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Glow worm adventure

WOW WOW WOW !! As a kiwi who has travelled allot of Europe and not enough of my own country, i... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2012
London, United Kingdom
Glow Worm Kayaking

Wow - truly fantastic trip for our family of 4. The kids (10 and 14) loved it, plenty of laughs... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2012
Linda S
Auckland, Auckland, 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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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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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
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This was the most magical trip! The gentle kayaking, the scenerey, the bonfire, the wine & cheese (and marshmellows to toast), the tranquility of drifting silently along viewing the glow worms and the stars above. This was a truely relaxing, enjoyable and very well run...More

Thank noelinekc
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We hired the kayaks for the afternoon and after some instructions and tips from Elliot we set off armed with our map to explore. We paddled along the shore line and then went to find the waterfalls. If we hadn't been told about them in...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 25 March 2012

My wife and I went on this trip almost accidentally, and we are very happy that we did that. It is an awesome experience, which included 2 * 30 minutes of kayaking into a very secluded nature of the central New Zealand. Kayaking in the...More

Thank Ehsan V
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Did this trip last weekend, it was awesome, a different experience from regular kayaking due to it being at night with glow worms. Elliot the guide was knowledgable and friendly as were his assistant guides and stopping half way through for cheese & crackers, wine,...More

Thank Anthony U
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We went on the Glowworm trip and it was fantastic, beyond our expectations and a trip that we would recommend to both New Zealanders and especially to overseas visitors. The scenery is wonderful and the glow worms are truly spectacular, as good as if not...More

Thank SCalvert2708
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Did the glow worm trip great trip in the kiakis safe good fun and interesting. Seeing the glow worms so close was fasinating, the leaders explanation was informative. Would recommend to as ages, don't forget the insect repellent .

Thank Teapotsandy
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Ehsan U
Is this experience safe with 3 year child on board?
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.