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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Glow Worm kayak trip

We did this as a family activity. It was fantastic, I encourage everyone to take a trip. My... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
KashKlan
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Love My New Zealand with The Boatshed Kayak Crew

As a high end experience company one of the experiences we offer our own visitors is this... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
LVMYNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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Yolandi J
12 June 2018|
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Response from Richard C | Property representative |
You can launch from the Boatshed you might need to carry down depending how busy we are ,and you can paddle to waterfalls from there .The glowworms trip is a outdoor adventure audited trip ,so we don,t encourage people to do... More
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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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