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2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

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Taupō, New Zealand
2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


Take a low-key kayaking ride on the Waikato—New Zealand’s longest river—while stopping at swimming holes, nature reserves, a bungy drop zone, and thermal springs. Travel in a small group with a guide who takes you to some of the river’s most beautiful and tranquil spots. The relaxing, relatively short 2-hour ride tends to work very well for traveling families.
  • Relaxing, 2-hour kayaking ride on the Waikato is ideal for families
  • Get a free “departure photo” before you travel downriver
  • Fit a morning or afternoon departure time into your vacation schedule
  • Take a shuttle back to your car after the kayaking is done
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Departure Point

54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under the age of 12 must have a 1:1 ratio with an adult.
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Canoe and Kayak Taupo

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour Waikato River Guided Kayak Trip from Taupo?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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  • "It was really beautiful route and easy to kayak but too short, almost 45 minutes in hot springs." See review


129 Reviews
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, Feb 2020
Guide was great, friendly funny staff all round good activity for all. Clear blue waters, warm hot natural spas, good activity for any day
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We love the Waikato River and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip so much. Many thanks.
Taupo kayak trip
, Jan 2020
Overall the trip was good, very nice view in taupo lake but was hoping to have more beautiful nice photos like those pictures shows on the website, maybe it’s because the water proof camera, none of the photos was good which is very disappointed
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi and thanks for taking time to post your review. I'm really sorry that you were disappointed in the quality of the photos we provided. The ones on our website were taken by a professional photographer from a drone, so would be very difficult to provide for every trip as the safety of our guests is our priority. Our guests are welcome to take their own cameras/phones - however there is the risk of losing these overboard, hence us providing photos at no cost. If you could let me know the date and time of your tour, I will review the photos and discuss them with your guide in an effort to improve our offering.
Nice but short
, Feb 2019
It was really beautiful route and easy to kayak but too short, almost 45 minutes in hot springs. They could also wash life jackets too, they smell bad.
Nice people, relaxing trip. Hot...
Stephen B
, Jan 2017
Nice people, relaxing trip. Hot springs were a bonus stop.

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