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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo provided by Taupo Kayaking Adventures

Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo

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Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
Taupo, Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full instructions and commentary
  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Top-quality kayaking equipment
  • Safety gear
  • Gourmet refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. On request only. Please call or email to arrange.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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A K wrote a review Jan 2021
15 contributions
The guide was amazing! I forgot his name...i even asked twice... he made our ride very pleasant and he was very professional. Taking photos for us and providing hot beverages and muffins. Teaching us tips with how to ride on the waves etc. I would highly recommend if you are
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jan 22, 2021
Hello, we are so pleased to hear that you had a great trip to the Maori Carvings and felt really supported by your guide. From our calendar, I believe your guide may have been Keilan and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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The Hat Lady wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Matt was our tour guide and my partner and I and our 7yr old boy had an amazing journey on Lake Taupo with him. Proficient in using Te Reo along with his knowledge of the area, the different bays, historical recall of the various landmarks, and of course the carving of
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jan 20, 2021
Hi! It is great to hear to your family had a great time paddling (and sleeping) to carvings, they sure are spectacular. It's fantastic to know that your son must have been so relaxed that he wanted a nap! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Matt and thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review!
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Jaijaif wrote a review Nov 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom10 contributions
Called up in the morning and more than happy to find us a double kayak to take out 30mins later. A great way to spend a few hours on the beautiful lake Taupo. Will definitely back next time.
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jan 20, 2021
Hi. We are so happy that you were able to get out on the water and loved your experience! Thank you for the review and hopefully we will see you again soon!
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anne.lim wrote a review May 2020
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
If you're looking for fun, adventure, and great company, then this is for you. Elgan and Rob were fantastic guides, going out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and well taken care of. Not only were they great with getting photos (so that your experience is captured),
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun 3, 2020
Hi Anna. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is fantastic to hear you had a great trip with Elgan and Rob, I will be sure to pass on you kind words. Our mission at TKA is to create an enjoyable experience for people to explore the outdoors and the beautiful region of Taupo, so I am very happy you felt safe with our team. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you in the future!
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Amanda wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an amazing morning on the lake going to see the Maori carvings. Brett was our guide and told us local tales and about the area, he was a great guide. The hot chocolate and coffee with a muffin was much appreciated at the halfway point. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Lisa C, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings in Lake Taupo
Responded Jun 3, 2020
Hello. It is fantastic to hear you had a lovely morning kayaking to the Maori rock carvings. We will make sure to pass on your praise to Brett. Thank you for the review!
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By: Taupo Kayaking Adventures
namisagar
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Serene and Beautiful
This is my 1st time kayaking experience. Thanks to my instructor and to the good weather. Waikato river float will
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kayakalison
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Great for groups with varying fitness levels!
We had hoped to kayak to the Maori rock carvings, but high winds on the lake forced us to look for other options. T
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SprungerJ
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Awesome time!
Our guide Brett was fun and professional! Also met Lisa, the owner. Both were so friendly! Mountain biked for the f
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Footprints201362
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A great trip, beautiful scenery and (very) well guided.
A great trip, then scenery was beautiful and (very) well guided. Loved Rob as our guide: Happy, friendly, knowle
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Juldi
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Very enjoyable
We had a lovely afternoon on the river. It was easy kayaking for us relatively inexperienced kayakers The guides
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Yamez16
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Mean kayak adventure!
We really enjoyed kayaking down a part of the Waikato river with our guide. The weather was great, scenery fantasti
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Explore809098
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Fabulous trip
A fabulous few hours kayaking slowly down stream (I’m not fully mobile but I still managed) stopped off at thermal
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orrdin
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Rundown kayaks and poor service
Maybe the tours are a different experience but we just came to rent kayaks on our own. The kayaks we got were in po
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TogetherForever1
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Hour kayak hire
I took the kids and we hired kayaks for an hour and just paddled around the bays. Even though the weather wasn’t fa
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Tim1733
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Very good
The lady was very helpful and even let us hire kayaks for a discount because we misunderstood the pricing!
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Georgia C
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fun day kayaking
Myself and a group of friends recently hired some kayaks from Taupo kayaking adventures to go kayak to the Rock Car
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Londonwelshdave
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Great first day Kayaking
My wife and I took the half day tour to the rock carvings and had a brilliant time. Both brand new to Kayaking we h
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David L
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Excellent kayaking trip on Lake Taupo to Maori Rock Carvings
Great guides, refreshments provided halfway, and photos provided online afterwards. Need to be fairly fit as it inv
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Roch7
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Amazing morning out on the lake!
I grew up in Taupo and seeing visiting friends pics from this trip convinced me I had to do it myself when back to
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leorahsaur
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Amazing from beginning to end!
Our guides were the best. From teaching the basics, to having a genuine conversation with each of us during the jou
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