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Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a well-run operation. Lisa and Amy were great. The weather today was fantastic and the water in the river so clear. These guys are very professional and the real deal. Great activity for all ages. Thoroughly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally intended on doing the Maori carvings tour but it was quite windy so we were offered a chance to do the river kayak instead. It was an easy journey that is well suited to inexperienced kayakers. The scenery was lovely, and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely recommend it! On the way there the guide has told us lots of insightful information about the lake, the carvings, local culture and life in general. We've had a couple of fun quizzes and overall the journey was really pleasant. As someone new to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took this Kayaking trip on a slightly windy day when the Lake was just a little bit rocky, and she got sea sick, but the two kayaking guides were very considerate and were constantly looking out for not just us, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were professional and supportive on this trip. I had limited kayaking experience before and they made me feel confident. The scenery is amazing and I really enjoyed the morning trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 10 January 2019

My husband and I had an incredible time with our guides Phil and Oliver to see the Maori carvings on Lake Taupo. They take great care of you - this trip is accessible even to first-time kayakers. We really appreciated learning more about the lake...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Thank you guys, you saved our day! In a rush I had mixed the dates and discovered that only upon arrival in Taupo. We came to the office anyway and we relieved to hear that the guide, Aimee, could swap Sunday for Saturday and come...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Great kayak tour to see the Maori carvings. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide, who pointed out areas of interest and told some Maori tales. Good way to explore some of Lake Taupo and see the area from a different angle.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

What an amazing what to see Lake Taupo! Such crystal clear waters and so many spots for swimming, plus there are snow-capped maintains in the background.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

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

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