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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Refreshing,exciting and stunning glowworm kayaking

Afternoon/evening event. Kayaking in the dusk up beautiful canyons near Karapiro to a remote... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Great visit

Really enjoyed our visit to Boatshed kayak. Very, very cold. Would definitely recommend you wear... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Afternoon/evening event. Kayaking in the dusk up beautiful canyons near Karapiro to a remote fireplace. The friendly guides gave us food and drink while we waited for true night to fall. Then form rafts and glide down river past the now glowing rock faces covered...More

Thank ClassicalKiwi
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to Boatshed kayak. Very, very cold. Would definitely recommend you wear gloves and waterproof shoes, pants and jacket!

Thank catherine_sykes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

if you only have one chance to see glow worms do this - it was amazing. great staff, easy kayak - beautiful glow worms and stars. everything was thought of..lovely low key fire and break in the middle...magical

Thank JOGray2013
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Met at Boatshed. Basic safety briefing, little discussion, encouragement or explanation by staff. Traveled by own transport to Lake Karapiro launch site. Similar interaction with staff outfitting safety and dry gear, and explaining paddle techniques (no discussion, no engagement, bare necessities of explanation, no encouragement)....More

3  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had heaps of fun kayaking at the Lake. No waves, so kayaking was easy. Had a small stop in the middle and had some snacks provided by the hosts. Drifted back to the campsite slowly to see the glow worms. Was a great experience. Would...More

Thank 380samil
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A fun canoe trip on lake Karapiro, thru great scenery with only the noise of the paddles in the water. Stop for a wine & cheese & crackers by a small open fire to wait for the dark, then paddle back thru the gorge to...More

Thank Willy G
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience and highly recommend it to others. The kayaking is comfortable and cruzy, great guides and we were lucky we had a stunning evening with clear skies filled with stars and moonlight. The night paddling through the gorge is a great experience with plenty...More

Thank CoachTJ
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Pleasant easy kayak trip on Lake Karapiro, an informative trip by the guide across the lake and up the canyon. An hours stop on the river bank with some cheese and bikkies and a glass of wine. The trip back through the canyon, all rafted...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We did this as a family activity. It was fantastic, I encourage everyone to take a trip. My husband and son have kayaked before but this was my first time. Darby was patient and explained how to steer the kayaks. The trip up the stream...More

Thank KashKlan
Reviewed 27 April 2016

As a high end experience company one of the experiences we offer our own visitors is this particular glow worm kayak experience with The Boatshed Kayaks. We don't leave anything to chance with our own clients, so it is vital we work with top professionals....More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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.