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Lake District Adventures

Tirau 3484, New Zealand
+64 800 287 448
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Great alternative to the Waitomo Glow Worm Cave

We really enjoyed the kayak adventure with the lake District team. They were really kind and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ecapec
,
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Awesome trip!

Luckily we had amazing weather for this trip, which added to a great night. Lofty is a great bloke... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Jewell1995
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Based at the southern end of Lake Karapiro, near the geographic centre of the North Island of New Zealand, Lake District Adventures is positioned to let you enjoy the clean air, great scenery & lakes of the Waikato / Bay of Plenty. We hire mountain bikes & kayaks plus have a shuttle van to move you around the various trails of the area. PLUS - Kayak Glow Worm Tours.
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“glow worms” (47 reviews)
“lake district” (11 reviews)
“kayak trip” (6 reviews)
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Tirau 3484, New Zealand
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+64 800 287 448
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the kayak adventure with the lake District team. They were really kind and professional. The trip can be done also by people without a great level of fitness, as it is really easy. The glow worms were amazing at night. This adventure...More

Thank ecapec
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Luckily we had amazing weather for this trip, which added to a great night. Lofty is a great bloke which meant for an awesome experience. The personal stories from lofty was a lovely addition, thank you guys! Do this trip!

Thank Jewell1995
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks - glad you had a good night. Will pass on your comments to Lofty. Obviously he didn't tell any of his jokes!!!!

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was a fun night and awesome experience,saw loads of glow worms and a huge Thanku to Lofty our guide ..heaps of laughs and a nice snack midway..shame about the wet feet,maybe cover feet with plastic bags,other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our night..

Thank Dianne P
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks for coming on our tour - and enjoying the jokes!!!! Will try to get something more environmentally friendly than plastic bags for the feet - but a good idea to work on... Thank you..

Reviewed 12 May 2017

It was a great experience, the main objective was to see glow warms.. and boy o boy we saw plenty... at first it seems like they are tiny dots of light coming from between the trees and leaves. until you see a bunch of it....More

Thank ReviewerIndia
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks for the review. We are forever rewarded by our customers who go out of their comfort zone & enjoy what is a unique experience, & the satisfaction they get from taking the tour. Please come again..

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

A relaxed and friendly tour in a beautiful setting. Amelia our guide was fantastic and would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Penny S
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks for joining us - Amelia enjoyed taking you into "our backyard!"

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We hired bikes for a morning and cycled from LDA's base up to the Arapuni dam and back. The guys at LDA were very friendly and the bikes were in great condition, even though it was near the end of the season (late April). It's...More

Thank thirkej
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed "our backyard". We do spend some time on keeping the bikes in good condition so that our clients have no issues on their ride.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

We absolutely loved this experience! We didn't want to do the tourist Waitomo caves experience as we had been told it wasn't worth the money by friends, but we still wanted to see glowworms and luckily found this tour. We drove from Taupo up to...More

Thank Emsped
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed a little of our backyard - and Pineapple Lumps.. Thanks for joining us and please do come again.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Fantastic trip. A true New Zealand family run business. Highly recommend. I did this trip with my adult daughter and had a wonderful time. Felt very safe and guides were very knowledgeable and a bit "cheesy" with their jokes! Very organised and well run. I...More

Thank lmuir2017
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hey - pleased that you both enjoyed the tour, the jokes & the B & B. Mike & The Team...

Reviewed 27 March 2017

1. The staff were great. They greeted us as we arrived, got us set up into our gear, taught us the basics about kayaking and got us safely onto the water. They had one staff member up front and one at the back during the...More

Thank Aseem A
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Very pleased that you joined us to see a little bit of our backyard. Thanks for the great comments.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We thought we need to avoid touristy commercial glowworm caves in our trip. We thought seeing glowworm on a kayak was the next great idea. we thought right and wrong. It was wrong because apparently we were not so good at maneuvering double seated kayak...More

Thank TravelinDewi
PedroLakeman, Manager at Lake District Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you very much for joining us on the tour. It's a little piece of "our backyard" that we like to share with people as we think it is very special.

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