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Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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All reviews maori carvings delicious muffins guide jacob muffin break felt totally at ease recommend this trip terrific guide great morning half day trip great adventure kayak experience hot drinks the river an amazing experience felt safe hot pools these guys
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Jared W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was only the second time my husband and I had been kayaking, but our Guide Rob made this a memorable experience for us. He gave us a lot of good tips and was patient as we developed our paddline skills -- plus he was...More

Thank MJG1955
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey! So good to hear that you such a memorable time with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures. Rob is a fantastic guide and very skilled. And yes the motors are always handy haha. Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the kayak tour round Lake Taupo today to see the Maori carvings. We were lucky with the weather as it was glorious sunshine and very calm on the water. Corey our guide was brilliant and really knowledgable. The tour...More

Thank JLou552
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey. Awesome to hear that you such a wonderful trip out on the great lake Taupo. Sun screen is a really good tip especially when going out on super hot days. Thanks for coming out with us at Taupo Kayaking Adventures.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I decided we wanted to Kayak while we were in New Zealand and we absolutely loved kayaking on Lake Taupo! We got lucky with a beautiful sunny day and the views were amazing. Kayaking to the Maori rock carvings added a cultural...More

Thank ImAnAussie
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you had a awesome experience with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening kayaking on Lake Taupo at sunset. Out tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and told us great stories about Taupo! He was highly skilled and safe, as well as adaptable. We also enjoyed the muffins and hot chocolate at the end...More

Thank Cassandra S
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Cassandra glad to hear you had a great time with us. Thanks for the great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guys, Rob and Brian are fun and helpful. The Kayak even got motors for inexperienced ones like us. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back again in the summertime! Highly recommended for all that wish to experience Lake Taupo.

Thank WeiR55
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Rob and Brian are both excellent guides, always an awesome time. Glad you had a great time with us here at Taupo Kayaking Adventures . Thanks

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to spend a couple of hours outdoors - suitable for young and old. Our guide was fun and patient with the oldies - did well to accommodate for varying abilities in the group. I probably agree with an earlier comment that I...More

Thank TracyM-H
Lisa C, Manager at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tracey, Glad to hear you had a great time with us here at Taupo Kayak Adventures. Thanks for the review

Reviewed 5 July 2018

We did the half day trip to see the Maori rock carving with Rob. Along the way you got great views of the mountains surrounding the lake and Rob was able to entertain and inform us as we paddled (or let the motor do the...More

Thank Phil T
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Phil. Great to here Rob entertained you and you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for your review

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic half day trip on lake Taupo. Rob was an incredible guide, funny, knowledgeable, highly skilled and safe as well. Even took great photos for us! Surprise pluses included excellent muffin break and sneaky motors. We will be back!

Thank Getaway177218
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great way to see the carvings on Lake Taupo and a different type of experience than the usual things. New Zeeland is beautiful and very friendly.

Thank JomarJVP
Lisa C, Owner at Taupo Kayaking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi. The carvings are impressive and paddling to them even during the winter is a great way to see them. As yo had mentioned we are lucky to have a beautiful area on our door step. Thanks for reviewing us.

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