Taupo Kayaking Adventures, Taupo

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Kayaking / Canoeing · Boat Tour
When I took over the original 'kayak to the carvings company' in Lake Taupo, I combined three of my passions – the outdoors, kayaking, and people.

Originally known as Wilderness Escapes, I renamed the business Taupo Kayaking Adventures to capture the essence of what we were offering – tailored adventures around this beautiful and historic area. I have continued the proud traditions of Wilderness Escapes and its commitment to the highest quality service, with safety paramount at all times.

With a team of experienced, passionate guides, our adventures are open to everyone – from a single kayaker or walker, to a small group – families, friends, clubs, corporates, school or church groups, through to backpackers and camper-van travellers, from beginners to experienced kayakers.

Choose one of our core tours, or let us help you design a trip tailored around your interests, and how you want to experience our stunning region. Our purpose-built trailer means we can access many major waterways around Taupo, and transport can be arranged to all entry and exit points, offering a greater level of flexibility.

We love to share this magical part of New Zealand, and give people their own unforgettable experience. Please get in touch and see what we can do for you.
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  • Maybe the tours are a different experience but we just came to rent kayaks on our own. The kayaks we got were in poor condition and the owner had us carry them down to the lake and back up with zero.....  more »
  • I took the kids and we hired kayaks for an hour and just paddled around the bays. Even though the weather wasn’t fabulous it was still a neat way to spend the morning. Would love to do it again on a....  more »
  • The lady was very helpful and even let us hire kayaks for a discount because we misunderstood the pricing!  more »
  • I had a great time. Philip and Oliver were our guides. Philip was knowledgeable and friendly to all of us. Oliver was kind and daring. I highly commend these guys for keeping us safe and looking after us. 5 stars.
  • Really pleased! Was able to book onto a tour tour last minute and the staff being really happy for accomodate to me and my partner. The actual trip was great fun and the staff were very friendly and knew a lot about the area. At the start of the trip when I heard about that the kayaks had motors, I wasnt sure what to think, but I can say that they definitely added to make the trip a great experience- allowing us to relax but keep up with the rest of the group at the same time. Thank you to everyone who works at Taupo Kayaking Adventures! It was a great day! Will definitely recommend to our friends!
  • I went on a kayak trip down the Waikato river (I believe they call it the ‘Waikato float trip’ with my friends and it made for a great girls day out. It’s a reasonably light paddle and is a great way to relax particularly with the stop at the hotpools. Muffins and coffee was a great way to finish the trip while we soaked in some sun. I do have to give a thank you to our guide and driver who were extremely friendly and a bundle of laughs!
  • They have paddle boards as well at good prices
  • The lake was beautiful, and the carvings were just amazing. They had motors for people who are more as strong kayakers

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