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Kayaking in Taupo

Kayaking Taupo’s trout-laden rivers and streams, or Lake Taupo’s aquamarine waters is the perfect way to discover the region’s hidden beaches and bays.

Journey through towering volcanic cliffs as you peacefully float down the aquamarine waters of the Waikato River, or spend the day on a kayak tour to the Mine Bay Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay. Kayaking is the closest you will get to the impressive 14m carving towering above Lake Taupo.

Kayaking is perfect for the whole family with trips of varying length.

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    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.

    $355 - $470 Book now
  • Maori Cultural Attractions

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures (TKA) specialises in guided scenic tours and trips on Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, rivers, streams, walking and mountain biking tracks and trails in the Great Lake Taupo Region.

    $65 - $400 Book now
  • Water activities

    1 and 3 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe Tour

    Our guides are personable, qualified and ready to guide you on the Whanganui River. Adrift provides instruction, transport, equipment and gear hire. We guide every day and guarantee trip departures with wind, rain, snow and shine.

    $195 - $1,295 Book now
  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Waikato River Float Tour

    Cruise down the slow moving gentle waters of the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, past un-spoilt beauty, stunning cliff faces and native forest. A great leisure activity suitable for families.

    $80 Book now
  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Kayak, SUP, Bike Hire

    If you’d prefer to explore the great lake and its surroundings on your own, we have a wide range of equipment that you’re able to hire such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUP), mountain bikes and bike racks.

    $20 - $100 Book now
  • Kayaking

    Western Bays Scenic Adventure – Boat Harbour to Kinloch

    We will take you on a full day Scenic Lake Cruise & Kayak Tour around the Western Bays, kayaking to and admiring majestic waterfalls, towering cliffs and visiting an ancient cave. This is an amazing way to explore great Lake Taupo.

    $455 - $555 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Kayak Fishing Tours

    Come and fish beautiful Lake Taupo out of purpose built fishing kayaks. Fish for Rainbow trout and the odd Trophy Brown trout, while enjoying the serenity that only kayak fishing provides. Fishing is available all year round.

    $250 - $450 Book now
  • Boat cruises

    Taxicat Adventures - Western Bays Adventurer

    Let us connect you to the hidden treasures that are the Western Bays of Lake Taupō. Towering cliffs, hidden ravines, waterfalls and sandy bays are a snapshot of what your adventure with us might look like with Taxicat Adventures.

    $165
  • Kayaking

    Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings with Canoe & Kayak

    Let Canoe & Kayak take you on a kayak adventure across stunning Lake Taupō while taking in all the beautiful views of the surrounding coastline and neighbouring mountains before getting up close and personal to the iconic Māori Rock Carvings.

    $115
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    LakeFun Taupo

    We offer a range of budget options in both fishing trips and sightseeing trips. You will fish and catch trout on your own private charter.

    $185 - $270 Book now
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