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NZ Kayaker

121 reviews
Tauranga, New Zealand
About NZ Kayaker
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!
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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
1  Thank rosaleenz
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
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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Tim; personable, knowledgeable, focused on our safety and satisfaction; as a frequent kayaker I was impressed by the effort to clothe us and the effort to take extraordinary photos of each; excellent glow worms and even better full moon...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John R
Tim T, Owner at NZ Kayaker, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017

Thanks for the review John. I take real pride in getting people out on the water and enjoying themselves so it was a pleasure to have you out there.

Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely LOVED this kayaking trip!! Tim is super fun and so great at what he does, we learnt a lot about glow worms and nature in general. The sunset was spot on and it was really nice having a small group of people, felt much...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MichaelaNorris
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

The nighttime kayak glow worm tour was an awesome way to end our trip in New Zealand. Lake Mclaren is about 2.5 hours from Auckland, which we didn’t research before we booked it, but totally worth the drive to see the little glow worms light...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Megan R
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I was happy that THIS trip was on our last day in New Zealand, because it was the most amazing and exciting trip we have done in the last two week. And you can´t topp this experience! Tim was a wonderful guide and has a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Having seen the glow worm caves previously, in a different setting, I spotted this adventure and has to show my partner just how amazing this little critters are, alongside trying kayaking out too! So very happy that we went on this adventure last night, I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank EmilyJ1864
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Kayaking at night on a serene and peaceful lake into a canyon to see glow worms sparkling at you from both sides is something we will never forget. Listening in the dark to Tim's amazing story telling voice painted a beautiful picture about the Maori...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ghamna
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend went kayaking with Tim to see some glow worms and it was one of the most magical evenings here so far. He was very patient with us not being the quickest paddlers and we had a great chat on the way...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

This has been the highlight of our time in Tauranga to date! The glow worms were a spectacular sight and even better then we expected. As first time kayakers, Tim took good care of us and was a knowledgable, passionate guide with a good sense...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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