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“Great way to spend a morning”

Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours
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$70.96*
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
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$42.29*
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
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$35.12*
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Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo
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Owner description: 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 (15m high) while gazing towards 3 live Volcano's across beautiful Lake Taupo. Combine kayaking on crystal clear waters, swimming, exploring nearby caves, learning about the cultural and historical significance while being entertained by your qualified, friendly and knowledgable guide. The carvings are only accessible by boat and this is an experience not to be missed during your stay in Taupo.*Waikato River Float Trip (2 hours) Cruise the Waikato River on the ultimate scenic kayak tour. You will kayak past various Islands, paddle underneath the Taupo Bungy site and even stop at natural hot pools for a soak in waters up to 40 degrees. No experience necessary, all equipment and guides are provided. We look forward to hearing from you.
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Husband & I enjoyed a great morning cruising down the Waikato River in kayaks, very relaxing, well organized, entertaining, experienced guide, well worth doing & easy to organize.

Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Terrific, friendly and professional people run this outfit. The river is beautiful. We kayaked past bungee jumpers and swam in hot springs during our time spent with Hanna. A fun way to spend a couple of hours in Taupo. Felt completely safe and had a great time. Thanks Dave and Hanna. You guys are great !

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had such an enjoyable experience with Canoe and Kayak Taupo Tours. Our guide Hannah was friendly and laid back. It was a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Loved seeing the bungey jumpers and going to for a dip at the hot pools. This was a great tour for the different abilities in our group. Would definately recommend!!!!!

Thank SarahvanBallekom
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

My 6 year old son and I went on the Waikato river trip. According to my son, this was the highlight of his holiday.

We shared a double kayak, and with a life jacket and experienced guide, I felt completely comfortable with his safety.

Valuables were looked after while we were away, and our vehicle was parked in a public location outside the shop.

Highly recommend you add this half day to your itinerary.

Thank Damon S
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I were looking forsomething the break up the long drive back to Auckland and this was perfect. We are thinking of getting into kayaking more seriously so wanted a feel for what river kayaking was all about.

Hannah was our guide and she made it feel not like a formulated tour but more like she was taking some friends out for a paddle. She was of course always professional and looking after our safety she just never made it feel like she was just going through the motions.

The tour is excellent value for money, good scenery, not particularly physical, good kayaks and great fun

Thank BTetlow
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