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Kayak the Waikato River Taupo

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    What to Expect
    Gently paddle through the unspoilt beauty of the Waikato River, through the pumice gorge with crystal clear slow moving water. Be amazed by the stunning cliff faces and lush native forest. We begin our journey near the control bridge in town.

    Whilst paddling we will pass various islands and swimming spots and drift past the bungy platform (let's hope someone's jumping). Along the way we will stop at the natural hot springs where you can take the opportunity to soak in the beautiful mineral water. At the end of this trip we will stop for refreshments.

    Perfect for families looking for a gentle kayak adventure.

    No experience is necessary, as all our trips are guided and full instruction is given. We have the option of single or double kayaks which are safe and easy for everyone to use. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Allow 2 hours.

    Tours include:
    • Full instruction
    • Top quality kayaking equipment
    • Gourmet refreshments
    • On request only - Transport from/to Taupo Information Centre – 30 Tongatiro St, Taupo (please call or email to arrange)Times (can be flexible with times for group bookings):
    • 9am and 1.30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than tour commence time. Base / Starting Location:

    Gates Park, Pois Road Taupo  (This trip does not start from our Taupo Kayaking Adventures office/base.)

    Details will be on your confirmation email.

    Gear List

    Please view our website under GEAR for what to wear and bring, no jeans please.

    Please arrive wearing the appropriate clothing and already have sunblock applied, so we can keep to tour time.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gates Park, Pois Road Taupo  (This trip does not start from our office/base.)
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Full instructions and commentary
    • Professional and experienced guide
    • Top quality kayaking equipment
    • Safety gear
    • Gourmet refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off. On request only. Please call or email to arrange.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    I took my teenage daughter and son and we had a sensational time. The scenery is superb and seeing the geo-thermals up close (but still safe) was a fantastic experience. Ryan, our guide, was good value: easy to get along with, very capable and had...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank NStevens01
    Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019

    Hi there, It is great to hear you had an enjoyable experience with TKA and our guide. This is an amazing trip and we are glad you agree. We, at TKA, love getting to take people of all ages and abilities on tours around our...More

    Reviewed 22 February 2019

    I recently did the ‘Float’ trip on the Waikato River. It was a great experience but we did get off to a less than ideal start and I hope that TKA will heed the feedback. I would’ve given this a 5 if not for the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank kristabel2016
    Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019

    Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately on the day, due to traffic congestion which was higher then normal our guide was running slightly late. We normally aim to be at the site well ahead of tour start time to unload equipment and greet...More

    Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

    A relaxing way to see the thermal springs and the beautiful river. Gentle paddle with teenage daughters.

    Thank GregB63
    Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019

    Hi Greg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really glad that you and your family enjoyed and had a chance to unwind during the 'Waikato river float' tour! Thank you for coming on a tour with us.

    Reviewed 9 November 2018

    We had booked this trip from Australia and didn't really know what to expect from the trip. We found the environment to be awesome, the mighty Waikato river with stunning views and abundant geothermal activity. The guides were very informative and helpful. Canoeing down the...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank RIMDEB22
    Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Taupo on your tour. Thank you for coming on a trip with us!

    Reviewed 20 October 2018

    We were originally going to do the Maori carving half day trip, but the wind was terrible making the lake very unsafe that day, so luckily instead of just canceling altogether, the company gave us the option to kayak the Waikato River, which was really...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Excursion827408
    Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

    Hi Jared! Its definitely a shame about the weather. However, we are really happy to hear you had an enjoyable and relaxing Waikato River Trip. Thank you so much for the review.

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