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Established in 2000 by experienced kayaker Richard Clark, The Boat Shed Kayaks is a one-stop shop for kayaking needs. Paddle into hidden inlets on Karapiro trips to visit waterfalls and stop for a swim or picnic, or take in the scenic views along the Waikato River with guided tours and options available for varying fitness levels. Opt for a kayak adventure to see glow-worms shining from canyon walls when night falls while enjoying New Zealand wines or hot drinks and tasting cheeses over a campfire, with a follow-up drift downstream using only the light from the glow-worms. The company offers kayak hiring and purchasing, as well as training courses and stand-up paddleboarding activities.