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Address: , 21 Amber Lane, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 827 8286
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Description: the Boatshed Kayaks,was set up by Richard Clark in 2000, on his property...
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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Magical Night

Two friends and I did the Glow Worm Kayak trip last night & loved every minute...We had three guides who were excellent... We were pleasantly surprised with the camp fire with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Rocky79NZ
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Two friends and I did the Glow Worm Kayak trip last night & loved every minute...We had three guides who were excellent... We were pleasantly surprised with the camp fire with a glass of wine and cheese & crackers... Will definitely be recommending this trip & will hopefully be back one day to do this again... magical night!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

what a fantastic way to spend a few hours. beautiful scenery. excellent guide, and to top it all off a campfire with toasted marshmallows!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Joined the tour on mother's day with my family. They absolutely loved it! It was fun, and easy enough for someone with no experience. The tour guides were friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This tour really exceeded my expectations. Such a beautiful setting and our tour leader shawn was awesome and very knowledgable. We did the 3 hour kayak tour which started about an hour before sunset and kayaked up the river then we stopped in a tranquil setting and had a campfire with roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, cheese & crackers and if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Really beautiful experience. The serenity and uniqueness was unrivalled. I've seen a lot of glow worms across NZ but this experience will make a lasting impression. I was also glad that the physical activity was relatively easy and good for the whole family. Loved the campfire and marshmallows - great touch. The equipment and safety briefing were very good, and... More 

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Rented 2 kayaks for a family with children aged 8&6 . great place to kayak, very friendly and great fun for 3 hours. We took a picnic with us and stopped on a mini beach on the lake shore. Would definitely recommend but it was hard work for our 6 year old. the 8 year old loved it and wanted... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had four ladies in our group and we were not very experienced with kayaks. After some false starts and a few giggles, we got the hang of it. We had the best evening with Shawn who led our tour. He was great. Such an amazing night kayaking up this little river that makes you feel like you are very... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have you ever drifted quietly in kayaks down a calm little river at night and been surrounded by thousands of tiny little bright lights among the ferns, trees and leaves as delicate little rivulets cascade gently amongst them? The glowworms are so bright they reflect off the surface of the water, and if you are lucky you get a full... More 

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Florence
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Flying Radish Travels set us up with these folks to kayak up to the glow worms. Nicole and her group led us up the Wj ding river, gave us wine and cheese, a lot of star gazing in the pitch black and a serene mystical trip down the river by the glow worms. The glow worms get 3 stars but... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I had an amazing night. The guides were thorough and helpful. The trip was an easy paddle, with the added bonus of wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate. We learnt so much about glow worms, and really enjoyed the fun of being in a double kayak together. Much fun and laughter. I recommend this to people of all... More 

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