Western Bays Taster – Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch 


This half day trip is for those who would like to explore a few secluded hidden gems of Lake Taupo’s Western Bays which are mainly only accessible by water. This is an amazing way to explore great Lake Taupo.

On our Western Bays Taster trip, departing from Kinloch Marina by boat across the pristine waters of Lake Taupo to the long sweeping sandy beach of Kawakawa Bay. Jump into the crystal-clear waters or if the weather is too cold, simply have a drink from one of the only freshwater lakes that you can still drink from.  Otherwise, sunbathe on the shore, listening to the soothing sounds of native birds, while taking in the magnificent sight of the Tongariro National Park mountains across the lake. From here kayak up to a hidden cave, then venture through the regions surreal volcanic landscape and towering cliffs for a truly unforgettable experience. To finish our adventure we will be muffins and refreshments back in Kinloch.

Opening times

Months of operation
All Year


$355 - $470 (Adult)

Allow 5.5 hours.

+64 7 376 8981
0800 852 583 (New Zealand only)
Physical address:
Western Bays Taster – Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch 
876 Acacia Bay Road
Acacia Bay
New Zealand

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