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The Boatshed Kayaks

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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Great group of guides

The trip was awesome, nice calm water with plenty of glowworms lighting up the riverbanks. Our car... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
simplylivinghappy
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Phoenix, Arizona
An Uplifting Experiance

Loved the relaxed style of the guides, the entire experiance was at a very comfortable pace... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
marierG9465UA
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
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“glow worms”(72 reviews)
“kayak trip”(19 reviews)
“hot chocolate”(13 reviews)
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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...more
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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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!

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

Thank Josephine C
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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
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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
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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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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
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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

9  Thank robynchappell
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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
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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.
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