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The Boatshed Kayaks

Cambridge, New Zealand
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About The Boatshed Kayaks
the Boatshed Kayaks,was set up by Richard Clark in 2000, on his property on the edge of Lake Karapiro. We offer a number of different kayaking and stand up paddle board options from our great waterfalls trip to our evening glow worm experience, just flick through our website to get a better idea for whats available. Lake Karapiro offers an exellent venue with sheltered waters and 15 km of lake to explore. making it a safe and beautiful environment to try something new. our guides and instructors are fully qualified in both flat water and graded river paddleing so if your wanting to explore some of the lower sections of the waikato river between cambridge and hamilton youll be in safe hands. The Boatshed kayaks is also involved in multisport training and hire and has been training grade 2 paddlers for over 8 years, with a huge number of paddlers experiencing their introduction to kayaking through The Boatshed.The ethos at the Boatshed has always been on getting people out there paddling, young and old, and therefore growing kayaking as a sport or recreational activity.
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KarenSAkld wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
What a lovely experience and an awesome kickstart to our long weekend. Seeing the glow worms in such a beautiful, natural environment was fantastic. We set out when it was overcast and looking like rain and on our return journey the clouds had cleared and the stars put on an amazing display. This is a must-do if you are in the area. Trent, our guide, was fantastic - he was informative and attentive, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. This trip was better than we were expecting. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Nick D wrote a review Aug 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
What an amazing experience in the heart of the Waikato. Caleb and Emma were amazing and the experience wouldn't have been what it was without them. I would definitely recommend going with them again.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Marina C wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Highly recommended! We really had a nice experience and adventure. Very exciting because you can see the beauty of the nature. The water is so clean as it reflect like a mirror! Richard is very professional to deal with.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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AndrewNthShore wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Had an amazing trip to see the Glow worms. The guides, Caleb & Emma were exceptional. Both very knowledgeable and very helpful. The trip was well planned and executed and had an unexpected bonus of a campfire and treats as we waited for the sun to set. Lovely to see the glow worms under the night sky in the gorge, rather than in a cave. Amazing experience.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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CCG2012 wrote a review Jun 2021
Sydney, Australia49 contributions31 helpful votes
What a fantastic time! Led by two experienced, friendly, informed and fun young guys. I am afraid I only caught the name of one - Jack, who I was fortunate enough to share a kayak with. We set off and kayaked along the tranquil river which was more like a lake. Very beautiful. Dusk, Jack was super obliging at doing 99.9% of the kayaking as I had injured my wrist/hand just a few days before the trip and could do very little except sit back and enjoy the incredible experience. By the time we reached our destination, it was pitch black, but Jack & his colleague knew exactly what to do. They pulled each of our kayaks up the bank and so no wet feet the entire trip!. Once on dry land they supplied us with (dry ) blankets, lit a camp fire, and gave us wine/hot chocolate and cheese & biscuits! A veritable feast! We sat around and chatted and after some time, we all got back in our kayaks but this time, we were 4/5 abreast, holding onto the kayak beside you, paddles in the kayak and only our guides doing the kayaking. The next part of the trip was pure magic. All the lush overgrown bush that we had past in the day light was now full of glowworms, twinkling away. It was a magical fairy land special! Jack was really knowledgeable about everything, sparing no details! It really is so beautiful and such a wonderful experience - and one possible for young and old. As we were insight of 'home' the heavens opened and there was a big downpour. But it did nothing to spoil what had been such a magical two hours. I highly recommend this tour, by this team. It was the highlight of my 9 day NZ trip. Thank you.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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