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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...more
4 Kittyhawk Way | Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 27 668 9904
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Too expensive 2 families making 12 people and no family discounts Guides very helpful Not too many glowworms on our trip as weather not good so best to make use of their cancellation policy

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rosaleenz
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Kayaking to see the glowworms ended up being one of my favorite experiences during out time in New Zealand. It was such a fun and unique was of seeing the glowworms. I loved the small group size (we only had 4 people, but were told...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Darien H
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Just had amazing experience kayaking in the dark to fabulous glow worm caves. Kopi was an excellent guide, very caring with my worried 7 year old. Really nice being with a small group, made it very personal and intimate. Kayaking wasn't too strenuous at all....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sharoncF8289HX
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Yes that's correct. You may get to see them in Waitomo or Te Anau, but to experience this way on your kayak on a peaceful night is so much more memorable. Kopi was so helpful and so energetic although we gave him hard time, as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank loks07
Reviewed March 7, 2018

I loved our special experience at Lake Mclaren with the nicest young guy in NZ. Tim is a Guinness Book of Records record holder for the longest distance paddled in open ocean in a 24 hour period. He has also circumnavigated both North and South...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this trip for a fun and informative kayak to see some beautiful glow worms. Tim put us all at ease, making us feel safe and we had so much fun. He was very knowledgeable about the glow worms and night time birds. Really...More

Thank Cloberella
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Very very cool! I'm from Tauranga and have gone up to McLarens Falls many times but haven't experienced anything like this! Very fun and chilled relaxing time in the kayaks - never been on the water at night! and glow worms very cool to see....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank daniellewarren2018
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing morning kayaking around Mount Maunganui with Tim. Stunning scenery, and Tim had some great stories. Thanks very much!

Thank Laura K
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We have taken our seven year old on this tour twice now and we’ve loved it each time. He loved being able to paddle under the stars and he talks all the time about glow worms - I’m surprised by how much detail he remembers...More

Thank h0liday_van
Reviewed February 6, 2018

WOW! What an incredible experience! The setting was incredibly peaceful and exactly what my partner and I were hoping for! A small intimate group, plenty of information about the local area, kayaking and the beautiful little glowworm critters themselves! We would recommend this business and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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May 20, 2018|
Response from Tim T | Property representative |
Hi Moe, thanks for getting in touch. Our Mount Maunganui Kayaking experience would be the best bet for you guys, unless you preferred to come kayak fishing. The Mount trip is a scenic kayaking trip where we paddle around... More