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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

By Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours
Recommended by 99% of travelers
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$40.57
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$40.57
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Ages 3-99, max of 7 per group
Duration:
2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile


  • Professional guide
  • All equipment
What's not included
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Canoe and Kayak Taupo, 54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand Please meet us at Canoe & Kayak 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35393P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under the age of 12 must have a 1:1 ratio with an adult.
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo?
2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo price starts from $43.82. Discover and book 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo on Tripadvisor
What is the 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo cancellation policy?
2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo?
2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo is hosted by Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35393P3

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

CardiffFoodie13
CardiffFoodie13
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Summer on the lake
Picked up from kayak shop in Taupo. Sorry drive to start location. Good guidance with local knowledge. Diverse grou
536pipd
536pipd
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Paddleboard hire - 4hrs
Fantastic experience hiring 2 boards for 4 hours. Customer service was outstanding and went over and above when is
gholt628
gholt628
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A great morning on the water in Taupo
We arrived at the Canoe and Kayak shop before 9am and met the other participants. After a briefing we boarded the v
CharlesS3849
CharlesS3849
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Great way to really get to know the lake
Perfect length of trip even though I hadn’t paddled for months. Great way to really feel you’ve really engaged with
33310
33310
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Beautiful journey
Nice experience even though it was quite windy and hard , our guide Jayden was very nice and we enjoyed the journey
Gibsonben
Gibsonben
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Great tour, great guide, great morning!
A blue bird morning on Lake Taupo without a breath of wind making it perfect for a paddle out to the carving of Nga
Lucyjcoombes
Lucyjcoombes
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Great day, great team!
Juliet and Julian took us out for a half day on the lake and they were so friendly and knowledgeable. Helping us ou
OldSlow
OldSlow
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Grunting it out, master the rudder,
The Guide Jayden was very knowledgeable and friendly bloody handy in a kayak too. Things got a little choppy headin
311desc
311desc
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Maori Carving half day Kayak
Great kayaking tour to the Maori Carvings with Laura! Laura made the experience very enjoyable, looking after the g
JoWilliamsNZ
JoWilliamsNZ
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Great trip
It was a very good trip - knowledgeable guide, and well paced for all abilities, with the added bonus of coffee and
cfma2000
cfma2000
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Perfect Paddling
A fantastic half-day trip with Laura. One of the best pre-paddle briefings we have had. The safety equipment and La
andrewwR7420GJ
andrewwR7420GJ
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Great half-day activity.
Viewing the carvings right up close from the kayak was a great experience, made all the better by the commentary fr
AliVavri
AliVavri
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Amazing experience
The best possible day spent in Taupo, amazing experience, very friendly stuff, beautiful location. Thank you Laura
kristyhnz
kristyhnz
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Loved this experience!
We had a wonderful time on the kayak tour. The scenery was beautiful and Laura, our guide, was friendly and very kn
jasond36
jasond36
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Paddleboard hire
Awesome friendly staff very accomodating and customer service was great highly recomend and will be back again
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Gary Holt
Palmerston North, New Zealand6 contributions
We would like to thoroughly recommend this 2-hour trip on the Waikato river. It started with brilliant weather and we were amazed at the clear and pure water. You float peacefully down the river, minimal effort is required, the scenery is fantastic and we were professionally led by our highly competent and friendly guide, Juliet. We were blown away by this experience. A must do when in Taupo!
Written January 17, 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for the review. We can't always guarantee the perfect weather like that but the experience is always a treat!
Written January 18, 2021
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Valeria K
Auckland Central, New Zealand78 contributions
Family
It was tranquil beautiful day on the water. Thanks to friendly and professional staff of Taupo Canoe and Kayaks there was nothing to worry about. We were surrounded by pristine nature of Waikato region and visited hot water beach. Bring your toggs to soak in this natural pool. Also, we were observing bungy jumpers from the best viewing point - from the water.
Written April 25, 2022
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks so much for choosing to come with us on such a stunning day and we're glad that you enjoyed it.
Written April 26, 2022
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SonJa
Seattle, WA3 contributions
I really appreciated Rory the guide as he was friendly and helpful without and the pace was good. Not too slow or too fast. I think we got to have a beautiful view of the Taupo lake and all the activities happening there. I would definitely recommend this kayak trip to others and we had kids under 10 with us and it worked out great for them as well.
Written January 9, 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for your review - we are glad that you agree it's a beautiful way to spend some time in Taupo.
Written January 10, 2020
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Steve & Julie
1 contribution
Fantastic trip, Rory understood we were novices and provided clear instructions to help us feel comfortable. He also provided lots of interesting information about the area. It was also great to go to the thermal spa. Thank you.
Written March 3, 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for coming out on the river with us - it's a special spot. I'm glad that you felt safe with Rory.
Written March 13, 2020
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Susan B
Westerham, UK206 contributions
We were booked on the 2hour Kayaking trip and I was very unsure about it. But my anxiety was put to rest once we met Laura our guide for the activity.
We had a very easy calm and lovely few hours. Laura explained everything beautifully and told us all about our surroundings and pointed out certain points along the way of interest. The hot springs were lovely and an amazing place. Laura took photos along the way which we had emailed with in a hour !
Thank you Laura you were super to have as our guide and made it very easy for me( nervous) to relax and enjoy the tour.
We both think you are a excellent guide and will do very well in your chosen career.
Written February 2, 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for an excellent review. It's nice to hear that our guests enjoy the tour as much as we enjoy taking them.
Written February 8, 2020
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gbach7
Linköping, Sweden1 contribution
We had a perfect day out in kayaks on the beautiful Waikato River. We brought the kids (ages 5 and 8) with us and they had a great time. We felt very safe at all times and the guide was really good and helpful. We also enjoyed a refreshing swim in the river and the natural hot stream pool. Overall this guided trip is highly recommendable and worth every penny.
Written January 3, 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for a great review and I'm really glad you enjoyed it. We think the river is a pretty special place.
Written January 16, 2020
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Ming Z
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Me and my mom really enjoyed the Waikato river kayak trip with our guide Laura. She is so helpful and gave us lots of information about this river. I strongly recommend this trip to everyone who is new to kayak and wants to discover more of Waikato river.
Written March 14, 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for choosing to come out on the amazing Waikato River with us - It's a special place and I'm glad you and your Mum enjoyed it.
Written March 15, 2020
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Simone and Philip
2 contributions
Laura our guide was great with the kids, really relaxed and we felt safe the whole time. Had heaps of fun with some hidden gems. We even went back to the rope swing the next day!
Written February 7, 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you and your little dare devils had a fun time on (and in) the water. Glad we got to introduce you to so many great spots to have fun along the river.
Written February 9, 2021
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Michael K
Munich, Bayern, Germany4 contributions
To paddle down the Waikato River was a very impressive experience. On one side the total peace and quiet and the clear still water, on the other side an impressive nature with huge rocks, jungle-like forest and on the way the thermal springs of the Spa Park. In a word: wonderful
Written March 26, 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you - much appreciated - we love it too!!
Written June 17, 2020
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sarah k
3 contributions
Family
This was a beautiful trip with the family. Great for children and inexperienced kayakers. The river is beautiful, the hot pools amazing and even a bonus tree swing into the river at the end. Great day out. Laura our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Written January 22, 2021
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for joining us. We're glad you had so much fun on the river and all the different activities.
Written January 23, 2021
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