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Tours in Taupo

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  • Aimee J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic time, even ended up doing it twice. We had T as one of our drivers and she was great. She had the best sense of humor. We got absolutely drenched which made the experience even better. Will definitely be back.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Andre B
    Montreal, Canada16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very enjoyable way to quietly visit the lake and see the maori carvings. We took the 5pm sailing, under sunny skies. The ship moves under wind power for almost all the journey, so it's very pleasant. Skipper Chris offers a complimentary beverage on board (and you can also BYO) and provides a valuable commentary on different aspects of the lake and the carvings. We had an opportunity to swim just beside the carvings. Wonderful!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Ginny and David H
    Windsor and Maidenhead, UK57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent little cruise. Loved the carvings. Great crew. Lovely commentary. Enjoyed the cuppa and biscuits. Highly recommend.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Wendy C
    Abingdon, UK57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip, great friendly staff. Plenty of self-serve tea/coffee on board & muffins to enjoy! Very scenic with great commentary, highly recommended.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Lauren H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the best thing we did in Taupo. Great hosts and just beautiful trip. Awesome extra of a pizza and beer! Thank you!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Grace N
    Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing rapids jet ride. My family and I had a blast. Great jet drifter helmed the boat. Great customer service and awesome experience. Love it
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Journey53694693156
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was so stoked to be able to do this trip. The views and scenery were super cool and the staff were kind and helpful and had heaps of awesome facts which made the trip interesting. Big thank you to the team over at Taupo kayak adventures for the trip and being so accommodating they are a really good bunch. I would 100% recommend this trip to anybody in the Taupo area it was an awesome way to spend the day.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Linda G
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Catamaran was very comfortable. David and Stephanie were great hosts and accommodating to everyone’s needs. Good commentary and a very calm sail. Would highly recommend.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Laine M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Artis, the tour guide was genuine and informative. He was a wonderful partner on this tour and took some lovely pictures for us. We appreciated the information and background on the area.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Ellie W
    Brighton, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doug was a great guide and despite the rain we all really loved being on the river with him. This is a very easy kayak- ideal for beginners. THe river pretty much carries you down without any strenuous paddling!
    Written 16 January 2024
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  • Sophie
    75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The pros of this company are that they were the only one we could find that offered a shuttle from Taupo, they do pick up from your accommodation, and they give you a briefing about the trail and a map to help you on your way.
    They are quite an expensive option given that if you arrive at the end of the trail after their pickup time, their advice is to hitchhike back to Taupo. I understand why they have to have a cut off time to leave, but they also only give you 7 hours so bear that in mind if you want to take your time.
    Written 16 June 2023
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  • Caiden T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great escape room. Clues were necessary as we were with young kids. Child-friendly room with nothing scary.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Travel Chaos
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really wonderful experience especially if you’re interested in geology and looking to see a lot in a short visit! Loved the wai-o-tapu geothermal park. Definitely the highlight of the tour. Karthik was very knowledgeable and answered all of our qaurstuons!
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • Lisa E
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent set up, clear communication. Cabin in the Woods was a hard one; we did not escape. Was fun though. I’ve never seen an escape room that uses clues and spaces from previous rooms. Maybe it’s a New Zealand thing?
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Symonne S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can't recommend this tour enough!
    Sharma exceeded all expectations!
    We were on a tight schedule (last day of our trip, flight at 8pm), so he picked us up early, and even did an airport drop off (for a small fee). The tour had tons of flexibility, he offered to add or remove any stops we'd like, but we chose to go with his recommendations. He was a safe driver, and lovely company. He had lots of historical knowledge, fun facts, and a little bit of playfulness to round it out.

    The locations we went to were stunning!! Beautiful water, gorgeous trees, beautiful views. It was also pretty accessible, we vary in ages but still could comfortably participate in every leg of the journey. We took lots of pictures, and Sharma also took pictures of/for us on his phone. Because this is a private tour, you have tons of flexibility on when to stop, when to eat etc. This is a steal at the price!

    We are American, and were hesitant about driving ourselves because of the whole driving-on-the-other-side-of-the-road thing. I'm glad we had Sharma driving, the weather and some complicated roundabouts would have been quite tough for us to navigate. Plus its nice to just be a passenger and not have the added stress while on vacation.

    I know there are limited reviews on this tour as of now, but don't hesitate! I'm so glad we did this, one of the highlights of our entire trip. Sharma is a pro with tons of experience, and the locations you go to are a lovely way to spend the day.
    Written 18 August 2023
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