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Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

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Explore Lake Taupo and the Waikato River with Taupo's specialist Kayak Store - Canoe and Kayak Taupo! Choose from 2 fully guided tours: *Maori Carvings Tour (4 hours) Kayak on Australasia's largest fresh water lake to the impressive Maori Carvings...more
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54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 1003
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We picked a day with possible rains so we weren't even sure we would be able to do the tour. We were told we might be able to kayak but that we might not make it to the carvings. This put us off greatly because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The first thing I told the staff and our tour guide was I’ve never done kayaking before and I’m not a strong swimmer. I was assured that I will be fine the guide will teach us. My partner is a strong swimmer but it was...More

Thank bonnyw1109
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience with this tour despite the not so great weather. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable (he was Irish and I can't now remember his name!) and we felt like we were in capable hands. Despite a bit of rain...More

Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed October 18, 2018

It was a great tour, the guide was awesome and everyone at the shop was also very welcoming (don't forget to give a pat to Charlie the doggo). The tour is conducted in small group which is great. Right after seeing the carving, a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jumongledalek
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Would 100% recommend this company! My husband and I were novice to the experience and had such a blast and felt super confident in our guide.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank breewood94
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The tour was great! We had Cam as the tour guide. He was very professional, friendly and welcoming. We had never kayaked before and he taught us how to kayak without injuring ourselves and made us feel very safe on the waters. Would highly recommend...More

Thank chocolatecake88
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for an awesome review! We really appreciate the kind words. Hope to see you again, from all the team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The team here were brilliant, organising a kayak tour last minute for us in less than perfect weather conditions! Had a great time kayaking with Cam. He was extremely knowledgeable and a really careful and considerate guide. Nothing was too much trouble for him and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank garnerim1988
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Hi guys, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so pleased that you had an amazing time, and that Cam looked after you so well. Enjoy the rest of your travels throughout NZ. Kind regards, Laura (and Cam)

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We went out for a 4 hour kayak to the Maori rock carvings with a lovely tour guide Kam who was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable and was a lovely atmosphere. The carvings were beautiful as was the huge lake. The tour went very quickly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TinaP3416
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

That is so great to hear. Thanks for your kind words :) Cheers, Laura and the whole team at C&K Taupo

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

It was such an amazing experience kayaking down Waikato river! There was beyond amazing service and Cam and Laura were super friendly and Cam was an excellent entertainer. Would definitely recommend to everybody as it is a fun yet safe experience. Well worth it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ravindersingh13
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Ravinder, you are amazing! What an incredible review. Thanks so much!

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We went out this morning - just my partner and I and our excellent guide, Cam. We kayaked about an hour down the river and saw no one else! We called in at the awesome hot pools and were eventually met by a vehicle to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank traceyjburns
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Brilliant review. Thank you so much! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time. It is a stunning section of River, I agree!

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March 18, 2016|
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Response from Canoe-Kayak-Taupo | Property representative |
Absolutely! At Canoe and Kayak we cater for everybody, our Maori Carvings Trip and our Waikato River Float trips are both suitable for beginners. We give you a tutorial before we set off on paddle strokes, turning and... More
Ranjula K
January 2, 2015|
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo | Property representative |
Hi Ranjula, Thanks for joining us on the Maori Carvings Tour and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your kayaking experience. I apologize that you have not received your photos yet. The photos have definitely been... More