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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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A glowing experience!

We booked a family glow worm kayaking trip through Daily Deals. Richard and his team were very... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Anna M
via mobile
our great outdoors

This was an awesome experience even for new zealanders. Great way to see whats in our own back... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Hamilton & Waikato Region, 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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“glow worms” (85 reviews)
“kayak trip” (19 reviews)
“hot chocolate” (13 reviews)
21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a family glow worm kayaking trip through Daily Deals. Richard and his team were very flexible with the booking. Once there we were met by the friendly team and after a short drive to our location we started our adventure. After a relaxing...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was an awesome experience even for new zealanders. Great way to see whats in our own back yard. We are truelly lucky to have such beautiful scenery here. The trip was relaxed and easy for any ages. Great guides that were friendly & helpful.

Thank pudrah
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Beautiful scenery, very relaxed, fantastic trip for family or couples. This is my 2nd visit with Boatshed, we had good looking guide Devin who was fantastic! the trip was well-looked after, Friendly and funny, and hot chocolate was divine! Recommended for any aged group of...More

2  Thank Sam L
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The trip was awesome, nice calm water with plenty of glowworms lighting up the riverbanks. Our car died during the trip and the guys helped us get it going again, they should get a bonus star for that!

Thank simplylivinghappy
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Loved the relaxed style of the guides, the entire experiance was at a very comfortable pace. Paddling through the gully while it was still light was like going back in time, incredible. Then coming back it was other-worldly. We left the gloworm feeling a soft...More

Thank marierG9465UA
Reviewed 28 November 2016

was such a cool trip, would defiantly do it again! tour guides were awesome as well answering our stupid questions lol.

Thank familytrips46
Reviewed 22 November 2016

awsome experience, well looked after, friendly bunch, recommend to anyone looking for something different.

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

On a girls trip, my friends and I decided to do a kayak trip in addition to seeing the glow worms in the cave. I was skeptical at first as this trip does not go inside a cave. Instead the glow worms are on overhangs...More

1  Thank KellyG97
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on the glow worm trip, the organisers were very helpful in getting us the discounted price as we were unable to attend at an earlier time. Very helpful guides, nice relaxing activity, glow worms were amazing, wine and cheese etc...More

1  Thank kiera68
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place, great staff. I would highly recommend this experience for watching glowworms. I can say that after having seen glowworms in waitomo caves

Thank Amitrai16
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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.