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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Unique and beautiful way to see the glow worms.

On a girls trip, my friends and I decided to do a kayak trip in addition to seeing the glow worms... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Okinawa, Japan
via mobile

We had a great time on the glow worm trip, the organisers were very helpful in getting us the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Porirua, New Zealand
via mobile
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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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“kayak trip” (18 reviews)
“hot chocolate” (13 reviews)
21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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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
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went as a group friends and family. Lake Karapiro is stunning and from the time we arrived till we left we were taken care of. We enjoyed the nature & birds. Managed to reach the first waterfall and almost the second. A tree had...More

Thank lollysmee
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Three of us went on this kayaking tour to see what it was all about. It's certainly a great concept in as far as it's better than going to Waitomo to see glow-worms. The guides certainly knew their stuff & we were confident with having...More

8  Thank robynchappell
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this kayak adventure many months ago but due to various reasons had to change the dates on a number of occasions and the staff were fantastic organising these changes. We finally made it on the Friday of Labour Weekend and it was awesome....More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Totally recommend this experience! We had a great night kayaking, the guides were friendly and helpful, and the glow worms were awesome.

Thank TeamMacca
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
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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.