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Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 1003
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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
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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 - $95 per person) 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 - $49 per adult, $29 per child) 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. Dave, Laura and the whole team at Canoe & Kayak Taupo
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54 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank alessiobolognesi
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 11 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 13 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 12 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 28 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

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Rob took us on a hjourney along the mighty Waikato river, stopping below the stunning Taupo Bungy jump site and making time for us to soak in the famous spa park thermal hot springs, it was the most relaxing kayaking trip we've ever experienced.More

Thank Robin_Laura
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hi Robin, Thanks for a fantastic review! We are glad to hear you had a great time on our Waikato River Float Tour. Taupo is full of natural wonders and we love that we can share one of the best ones with our clients! Enjoy...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great morning kayaking out to Maori carvings. Guide (can't remember her name sorry) was a down to earth girl who was an expert kayaker. Its not a hard paddle, great for beginners.

Thank Allanah H
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hey guys, thanks so much for the review! Sounds like Kate was your guide - I'll pass on the lovely feedback. Thanks again and safe travels, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were really looking forward to kayaking on the lake. Our guide was great and we enjoyed ourselves although the winds really came up, the swells became a bit much for some of the group and we had to turn around early. It is good...More

Thank TahoeNVTravelers
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hey guys, thanks so much for the great review and your appreciation for safety. It is always our highest priority but sometimes we know it can be disappointing if our guests miss out on seeing the Maori rock carvings. It does not happen often but...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Kate and Dave were so friendly. We loved this trip even though the weather was bad. Stopping and soaking in the hot water is amazing!More

Thank Mike P
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hey Mike, thanks for joining us and having such a great attitude when the weather was less than ideal! Sometimes the 'liquid sunshine' creates the most memorable experiences :) We hope that was the case and are so pleased that Dave and Kate showed you...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Canoe & Travel supplied us with all of our gear for the kayak half day tour to the Maori carvings. Our guide, Kate, was helpful in preparing us for the trip and knowledgeable of the story behind the carvings. Definitely add this to your list...More

Thank nlopez71
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hey there, thanks so much for the wonderful review! You are too kind :) We are so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed Kate's company. Many thanks, Laura and the whole team at Canoe and Kayak Taupo

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great Kayak trip with Rob, who not only was super kind, relaxed and fun he also did a "Roll" for us. Would recommend it to every one to book a trip with these guys!More

Thank Ellen M
Canoe-Kayak-Taupo, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Ellen, Thank you for a fantastic review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and got to see the skill of rolling from one of our guides! We hope to see you again soon! From all the team at Canoe and Kayak...More

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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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