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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Glow worm tour experience

We chose the glow worm trip which only runs in the evenings. We arrived early and enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Tauranga, New Zealand
珍貴的紐西蘭螢火蟲之旅 Kayaking!

這趟螢火蟲之旅真是太令人難忘了! 天氣好時還可以仰躺在小船上望眼星空, 難能可貴的機會是還能夠親近大自然且近距離的觀看螢火蟲美妙生態, 適合親子一同參與也合適情侶浪漫的選擇. First time... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Mins C
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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“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 15 March 2016

We chose the glow worm trip which only runs in the evenings. We arrived early and enjoyed the picnic which we had pre packed. This was lucky as the on site cafe had closed for the day. After a simple sign in process, standard type...More

Thank Klrkiwi1
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

這趟螢火蟲之旅真是太令人難忘了! 天氣好時還可以仰躺在小船上望眼星空, 難能可貴的機會是還能夠親近大自然且近距離的觀看螢火蟲美妙生態, 適合親子一同參與也合適情侶浪漫的選擇. First time visiting New Zealand, what a fabulous outdoor activity in the evening, kayaking through the canyon with the most amazing view of clear sky and its full of beautiful stars. Most importantly, the spectacular blue/green-ish lightings from the glow worms...More

1  Thank Mins C
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the glow worm kayak trip guided by Sean and Darby. The kayaks were easy for the beginners and comfortable to sit on. Smaller group made it so much more enjoyable. Thank you guys!

2  Thank Stuart M
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
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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.