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Address: 21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, New Zealand
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+64 7-827 8286
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the Boatshed Kayaks,was set up by Richard Clark in 2000, on his property on...

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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This kayaking venture was an easy paddle, fun and absolutely beautiful. The guides were encouraging, competent and knowledgable and made it a must-do, and definitely a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This kayaking venture was an easy paddle, fun and absolutely beautiful. The guides were encouraging, competent and knowledgable and made it a must-do, and definitely a must-recommend. Whether you are a local or a tourist, give this one a go. Fabulous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I enjoyed a surreal experience chasing waterfalls on the lake, accessible only by kayak. Before setting off on our adventure, we were given a map, life jackets and later prepped by a friendly instructor. It was a very peaceful one of a kind experience and we would definitely do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this last night / evening, me and my partner. A group of 10 or 2 duo kayaks. You don't actually get onto the water by the Boatshed, you drive elsewhere. We got briefed before we went out. It's an easy trip really and we got to the spot where we get some snack and wine and rest for... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, easy paddle, glow worms were amazing, Devon was an excellent guide. What more could you want. An highly recommend this tour - safe, easy, fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was an awesome experience, the guides were great, sharing funny stories and insights into the nature of glowworms. Would do again 10/10

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks you Devon, Jed and Steve. Was a wonderful experience. Brilliant way to spend an evening. Would recommend it 100%

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this trip with the whole family from grandparents, children and grand-kids (14 and 11y.o.). It was a question whether we could keep up with the kids but excellent guides and easy kayak conditions ensured everybody got a fantastic experience. It was only as hard as how you wanted to approach it, so those with energy who wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for the evening glow worm trip. Guides were friendly & informative. The trip was nice and easy for those with little to no kayaking experience. Scenery was stunning! Great fun, good opportunity to chat to others while waiting for dark. The float back down the river in the dark was made magical by the sheer number of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came and took two kayaks for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Such a lovely experience, great sights, beautiful day and the lake was dead quiet. Easily recommend this to anybody in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phoebe is just great. She welcomes you with the waiver signing and then fits you for your life jacket. If you're lucky, you'll even get to meet Molly her beautiful 7 y.o lab who'll join you down to the lake. Kayaks are cleans and good quality. Phoebe gives you a quick lesson, and a waterproof map, then you can set... More 

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