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Rapid Sensations Ltd
Ranked #25 of 34 things to do in Taupo
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Owner description: Rapid Sensations Ltd is Taupo’s premier outdoor adventure company that has been operating throughout the Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park region for over 22 years.Held in high regard for professional, safe delivery of quality experiences and outcomes, Rapid Sensations offers a comprehensive range of adventure activities and programs to the tourism, corporate, military and education sectors.
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Had such a great day! There was just the the group of me and my 3 friends on a sea kayaking trip on lake Taupo, with our amazing guide, Rob! Was such a chilled day, a lot of fun, Rob really got involved in our group and was a really great guide! We kayaked out to some māori carvings, had a chill with some drinks and snacks before kayaking back to shore! Rob also showed us a waterfall after our trip as he knew we were only there for the day! Awesome times! Thanks guys!

1  Thank Morgan T
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

None of our group had had much experience with kayaks so we selected the river option that takes you from near the town, past the bungee jumps ( saw three!) . Travelling with the current makes it easy for beginners and we kept a comfortable pace. We stopped at a natural thermal pool for a quick dip and then back to a drop site and a shuttle to the parking lot. It was a great introduction and a great way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Experiencing Lake Taupo, Huka Falls and all of the many beautiful attractions in the area has been amazing-it's beyond any expectations.
Sadly our experience with Rapid Sensations was quite the let down. The $48 charge for a 2 hour guided tour will get you only an hour on the river. The one man guide will have you cleaning and unloading/loading kayaks (hopefully each member of your group participates in this- some are too young and inexperienced- which can also hinder the river experience).
On the river, you paddle a short distance before you break to watch Bungy jumpers (none on our trip) a bit further and you encroach on bathers trying to enjoy the hot springs- kayaks and bathers DON'T mix! It was embarrassing and we clearly managed to upset a few. Another 200m and that was the end of the kayak adventure. The river itself is nothing short of amazing-but if you're wanting to really experience it Rapid Sensations would not be my recommended route.
When asking for a protectant bag for my camera, I was advised they don't recommend camera's on the river.....WHAT???

1  Thank 622Valerie
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IanRuthven, Owner at Rapid Sensations Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Hi. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the trip down the river. We cannot control the flow of the river and sometimes it moves very fast. Also you may have been with another company as our trip finishes 2.3 kms past the Hotpools!!

Thank again and happy to give you and your family a free trip sometime.

Ian R

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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gentle kayak down the river, bathing at the hot springs was fantastic. Guide AJ let us go in peace and enjoy the serenity but was talkative if that is what you wanted.

Thank Sheryle R
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Reviewed 26 November 2014

had a great kayak tour out to the Maori carvings. Rob was helpful and informative. Well worth the time and cost.

Thank David B
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