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“Better than expected...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of NZ Kayaker

NZ Kayaker
4 Kittyhawk Way | Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 27 668 9904
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Ranked #5 of 57 Activities in Tauranga
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: NZ Kayaker prides itself in delivering unique kayaking adventures. We are the only kayak fishing specialist in the Bay of Plenty and will take you on a fishing trip that is unlike anything else. If fish isn't your thing, then perhaps you might like a more relaxed tour that takes in the many sights of our beautiful coastline, while learning some of the local history. Run by Tim Taylor, of notable fame for completing the only solo circumnavigation of New Zealand in a kayak, you can rest easy knowing that all of your needs are taken care of...all you need to bring is a positive attitude and a big smile for all the photos!
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“Better than expected...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We had a brilliant trip out with Tim and can't recommend his kayaking trips enough. We stayed out on the water longer than planned because 'it was such a lovely day' according to Tim! Top bloke, knows his stuff and we'll be back one day for sure. Heard there was a large pod of orcas chasing stingrays around the mount a few days later, maybe next time we'll seem them too!

Visited April 2013
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Augsburg, Deutschland
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“Great Kayak Trips!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I've had an absolutely fantastic day with Tim, kayaking around Mount Manganui and walking up afterwards! He's a great guy, very chatty and very skilled when it comes to local legends and stories! I was quite impressed with his knowledge!
Highly recommendable if you don't just wanna have a nice little walk up a hill, but an excellent day and the best memories!

Visited April 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Kayak Fishing trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My brother and I went out fishing with Tim yesterday from Papamoa and had an absolutely fantastic trip. Tim is a very professional and experienced guide and you immediately know that you are in safe hands, the fact that he has solo circumnavigated NZ in a kayak speaks for itself! Everything was already ready for us when we arrived, all his gear is top quality and he made sure that we were well set up in the kayaks, explained how we would get out through the surf and then took us to a series of fishing spots where we had a great morning coming back with a large haul of varied fish. An added bonus was that he then gave a lesson in fish fileting when we got back into shore which we greatly appreciated. Many thanks Tim. I should also add that on another occasion he took our family with a number of novice kayakers up the Wairoa river, some were quite nervous but he soon instilled great confidence in them and we had a great trip.

Visited April 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Kayak fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I recently went on a kayak fishing trip with Tim,
I found his knowledge of the area extremely good and managed to put us onto some good sized fish. He had a friendly and welcoming manner and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day.
I would reccomend Tim's Kayak Fishing trips to anyone without hesitation.

Visited February 2013

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Brilliant kayaking guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A group of friends and myself have been keen to try a Kayak tour for some time. We were in Taurnaga recently and decided to go for it and went out for a day trip around the harbour and over to Matakana island with Tim from New Zealand Kayak Adventures. We had some initial hesitation about this style of trip as a few of us had had very little experience in a Kayak. These early concerns and any others we're quickly put to rest by Tim's professionalism, capability and overal approach to the whole day. From the outset the whole operation was very slick and well put together, the gear was great and obviously very well looked after. We were unfortunate enough to have overcast conditions but this definitely didn't hamper our experience! Tim has a great attitude and an endless amount of knowledge about both Kayaking and the Tauranga area! He is obviously a very skilled Kayaker himself and knows the area extremely well. My girlfriend had been quite nervous beng in open water but Tim did an amazing job at looking after us and even showed us a few tips! Overall it was an awesome experience, the whole group we're stoked on the trip and we are already talking about heading back down to do another one!

Visited March 2013

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