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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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  • 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
  • Boat cruises

    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
  • Kayaking

    Tongariro Adventures Kayaks

    Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards, the most chilled of our Tongariro Adventures! What better way to relax than to be at one with nature on the spectacularly beautiful Kuratau River. Paddle this navigable pristine river, surrounded by bush & birdsong.

    $40 - $80 Book now
  • Water activities

    Taupo Pedal Boats

    Welcome to Taupō Pedal Boats. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Taupō, we are a pedal boat and aqua trike rental business, family owned and operated, established in February 2021.

    $8 - $10
  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Full Day Tour

    If you're looking for a longer day experience kayaking on the water, this is the trip for you. Allow approximately 6 hours (4 - 5 hours on the water).

    $225 - $265 Book now
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Geothermal Tours

    Kayaking through geothermal features along the Waikato River, bathing under a hot springs waterfall or wandering through Orakei Korako Geothermal Park is without a doubt one of the best ways to experience the geothermal wonders of NZ.

    $60 - $270 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    LakeFun Taupo

    We are a booking office located at the Taupo Boat Harbour on Lake Taupo. We offer cheap charter boat hire, fishing trips, sightseeing trips, jet ski hire and watersports on Lake Taupo. All your Lakefun Activities in one place.

    $150 Book now
  • Bird watching

    Adrift Tongariro Guided Whanganui Canoe Trips

    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. Explore rugged terrain and lush native forrest.

    $600 - $1,800 Book now
  • Maori Cultural Attractions

    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
  • 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
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