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Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 1003
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US$ 71.43*
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
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US$ 42.57*
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
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US$ 35.35*
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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.
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54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Rob is a friendly and great guide. We enjoyed his kayaking tour very much. He also took us to a special hot springs bath along the river. It was a super supecial experience for us.More

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CanoeandKayakTaupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Geothermal hot springs and found Rob to be friendly and informative. We look forward to seeing you again. Safe Travels, the team at Canoe and Kayak...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip had 3 pax only which make it flexible n enjoyable ... Rob is great guide who knows how to take care beginner ... Having a coffee break is nice time to introduce more about NZ. Kayaking is the most healthier way to get...More

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CanoeandKayakTaupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We always love to hear our guides made their clients feel comfortable no matter what level of experience. Kayaking is definitely the best way to get up close and personal to the Maori Rock...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab morning out with Rob who was full of local knowledge. Relatively smooth paddle and great views of the carvings. Only way to see them! Would he highly recommendMore

Thank Tarz157
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, thanks for a great review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and all the stunning views - we definitely agree that kayaking is the best way to see the Maori Rock Carvings! Hope to see you again. The Canoe and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent day out for all You don't need to be an experienced kayaker to enjoy this trip It is an easy paddle in double kayaks around the cliffs to some wonderful Maori carvings The guide Rob was very professional and super safety conscious. He...More

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie, Wow what an awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and all the Maori Myths and Legends that surround the Carvings and Lake Taupo. Rob is definitely very precise when it comes to Taupo's history and culture. We loved being...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful experience along the Waikato river. Guides will bring with kayak through the river where you are really in the middle of nature with lots of lookout and animals to be spotted. It includes a relaxing stop at hot water pools where you can...More

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hey Guys, thanks for the review. I'd totally agree, the tour really does put you in the middle of nature... stunning! The hot pools are a definite bonus, thanks for coming kayaking!

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon doing the Waikato River float in kayaks today with the family. Dave was a really welcoming, engaging lead and looked after us all really well. Stunning river to float down and suitable for any ability. Trip lasted the full two hours...More

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi Bernard, Thanks for a wonderful review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting yourself and your family on our tour down the Beautiful Waikato River. We are super lucky to have such an amazing stretch of river right on our doorstep - and we absolutely...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

I went for a half day kayak tour to the Maori carvings. The day was excellent and the weather sunny with nice views of Mt. Doom. the guide willing to share all his knowledge of the places. A great experience.!More

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Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Hey Alessio, Thanks for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed the awesome views of Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom) - they are definitely a spectacular sight on a clear day! Hope to see you again soon. Safe travels, the Team at Canoe and Kayak...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Rob was a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and friendly. He takes pictures during the kayak trip to the carvings and they are included in the price of the trip. It was very peaceful kayaking up to the carvings and we got as close as...More

Thank Ashley B
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Ashley! Thanks for an awesome review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed kayaking on Lake Taupo to the Maori Rock Carvings - we definitely think its the best way to see the carvings! Hope to see you again. Safe Travels, All the team...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The guide was very friendly and professional. The rocks are giant and the way to get to is very pretty (with nice views of the volcanoes above the clouds, clear water, and story about the lake...). If you want to spend your time cleverly come...More

Thank Romain Z
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hey Romain, Thanks for a fantastic review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour to the Maori Rock Carvings - We are definitely very lucky to have such beautiful scenery to show off. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We just spent a wonderful afternoon kayaking with our fantastic tour guide Dave! I was a first time kayaker and my mind was instantly put at ease by his knowledge and guidance. As my other half said, we probably could have spent the whole day...More

Thank Katie B
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Katie! What a fantastic review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour on the beautiful Waikato River and found the knowledge and experience of our Guide, Dave, comforting as a first time kayaker! We hope to see you again - next time...More

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18 March 2016|
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Response from Canoe-Kayak-Taupo | Property representative |
Absolutely! At Canoe and Kayak we cater for everybody, our Maori Carvings Trip and our Waikato River Float trips are both suitable for beginners. We give you a tutorial before we set off on paddle strokes, turning and... More
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Ranjula K
3 January 2015|
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Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo | Property representative |
Hi Ranjula, Thanks for joining us on the Maori Carvings Tour and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your kayaking experience. I apologize that you have not received your photos yet. The photos have definitely been... More
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