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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Great evening!!!

Excellent experience and highly recommend it to others. The kayaking is comfortable and cruzy... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
New Zealand
via mobile
Glow worm trip

Pleasant easy kayak trip on Lake Karapiro, an informative trip by the guide across the lake and up... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Tom O
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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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  • Average2%
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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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

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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

Reviewed 19 April 2016

My wife and I booked this the day before. Thankfully, they were accommodating. The adventure started in a lake by docks about a 15 minute ride from their headquarters. We met first at Boatshed, filled out paperwork, then caravanned to the start point. We kayaked...More

Thank Matt_Vernon456
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Great fun paddling up a little side stream on lake karapiro to find a canyon full of glow worms. Lovely guides - very informative and helpful

Thank kwlap
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Was really awesome. Can recommend this for family's. We had a great time time! Very organized and well run. Thanks.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Three of us had made a booking to hire paddle boards for an hour. We turned up and got ignored by the staff member while he sorted out numerous other people and their kayaks, then disappeared for almost an hour to drop some people off...More

3  Thank Olivia-Middleton
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome experience with the boat shed very friendly and professional outfit they they were very informative when it came to explaining about the kayaks and where to go to see the waterfalls. Very beautiful waterfalls and the approach to the waterfalls wonderful as...More

Thank J9434CMandrewb
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We purchased some vouchers for a twilight glow worm tour and it was pretty impulsive but we made a weekend out of it in the Waikato region! We met at The Boatshed, filled in the paperwork and then followed in convoy down to the lake...More

Thank mckje885
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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.