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Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

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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...more
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54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great! We had Cam as the tour guide. He was very professional, friendly and welcoming. We had never kayaked before and he taught us how to kayak without injuring ourselves and made us feel very safe on the waters. Would highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The team here were brilliant, organising a kayak tour last minute for us in less than perfect weather conditions! Had a great time kayaking with Cam. He was extremely knowledgeable and a really careful and considerate guide. Nothing was too much trouble for him and...More

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CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi guys, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so pleased that you had an amazing time, and that Cam looked after you so well. Enjoy the rest of your travels throughout NZ. Kind regards, Laura (and Cam)

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We went out for a 4 hour kayak to the Maori rock carvings with a lovely tour guide Kam who was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable and was a lovely atmosphere. The carvings were beautiful as was the huge lake. The tour went very quickly...More

Thank TinaP3416
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

That is so great to hear. Thanks for your kind words :) Cheers, Laura and the whole team at C&K Taupo

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

It was such an amazing experience kayaking down Waikato river! There was beyond amazing service and Cam and Laura were super friendly and Cam was an excellent entertainer. Would definitely recommend to everybody as it is a fun yet safe experience. Well worth it!

Thank ravindersingh13
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Ravinder, you are amazing! What an incredible review. Thanks so much!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We went out this morning - just my partner and I and our excellent guide, Cam. We kayaked about an hour down the river and saw no one else! We called in at the awesome hot pools and were eventually met by a vehicle to...More

Thank traceyjburns
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Brilliant review. Thank you so much! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time. It is a stunning section of River, I agree!

Reviewed 17 May 2018

My friend and I joined the half day kayak trip to Maori rock in the morning of the day I left Taupo. We spent 5 days in Taupo and really love this small town and the lake. Kayaking in such a big lake is harder...More

Thank Sheva X
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Such a cool review of our town and Lake. We agree... they are awesome! Thanks again for coming with us. Kind regards, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend had an amazing morning with our guide down the river. The nature and the river is so beautiful and we had a really relaxing and fun trip with the kayak. Our guide was very fun, friendly and good guide, who also...More

Thank Therese J
CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

What an amazing review. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The canoe trip gives you an opportunity to view some of the most amazing views, the water is so clear. You are able to paddle at your own pace, the canoeing isn't taxing. Our guide Cam ensured the event was safe and enjoyable

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CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Brilliant! we are so pleased that you loved the kayaking trip. The crystal clear water is breath taking, I agree!

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing morning on the lake kayaking to the moari carvings. Our guide Cam, was great and could tell us loads about the local area whilst making sure we were all having a great time. On the way back from the carvings we had...More

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CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great recommendation. We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

What a great tour, Ryan our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable; kayaking, swimming, tea, coffee and biscuits all provided...what more can you ask for! Would definitely recommend.

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CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the amazing recommendation and review. We are so pleased that you had a great time on the tour!

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L V
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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