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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Fabulous paddle on Lake Karapiro

Booked this for Valentines Day and can honestly say it was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Viv W
Cambridge, New Zealand
via mobile
Glow worm kayak trip

Really loved our kayak through the canyon to view the glow worms. An easy kayak suitable for... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2016
Morag G
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.
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Booked this for Valentines Day and can honestly say it was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this. Phoebe was informative and easy going as well.

1  Thank Viv W
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Really loved our kayak through the canyon to view the glow worms. An easy kayak suitable for absolute beginners. Had full confidence in our capable guides. Enjoyed hearing a little history of the ares as we kayaked. Looking forward to our next trip, think it...More

Thank Morag G
Reviewed 7 February 2016

What a wonderful evening we had. Kayaking through the canyon, wine and cheese followed by chocolate. Then the best part. Floating back through the canyon in the dark with only the glow worms to light our way. Looking up to see the overhang full of...More

Thank Corinna101
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Last Thursday my husband and I went on the evening Glow worm Trip. We found it most enjoyable. It was safe and the guides were experienced and well trained and helpful. The glow worms did their thing on a clear, warm, still evening and we...More

Thank jeanette174
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is the second time we've taken family members on this trip (that tells you how much we enjoyed it). As usual the equipment provided was good, instructions were clear, and the scenery was spectacular. Being locals we were a little disappointed that this time...More

Thank Lady-Barefooter
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I took my family along (5 adults in total, ages ranged from 18 - 50+) but you could easily take younger families and they'd enjoy it just as much. The guides that took us were awesome, very friendly, approachable and organised. They gave very clear...More

Thank lys007
Reviewed 25 January 2016

A great half day outing! We had picked a hot day for it and it was lovely and cool around the waterfalls. With only a small amount of experience I was unsure how it would go, but with Richard's instructions I was soon at ease...More

Thank barbsg2014
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We did the glowworm evening Kayak trip. A little more information on the website about clothing and shoes would have been helpful. But apart from that the organisation for the trip was fine. Timing is dependent on sunset, so we had quite a wait before...More

Thank Lyndam135
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We did the glowworm kayak trip. The guides were proficient and friendly. They gave excellent instructions on the best way to kayak. The kayaks were good and the guides made sure that they were set up to suit us. We paddled roughly half an hour...More

1  Thank NicoleDann
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

My teenage daughters and I had a wonderful night kayak trip to see the glow worms at karapiro!! The two young tour guides were professional and entertaining. Definitely a must do for anyone travelling in the area. It's a fabulous chance to see the beauty...More

Thank cmayb
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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.