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Kayak the Waikato River Taupo

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Waikato River Float

Cruise lazily down the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, on this gentle kayak tour. The tour starts near the control bridge in town and meanders down the slow moving crytal clear waters of the Waikato River. Kayak past stunning cliff faces, lush native forests, islands, river wildlife and swimming holes. You will kayak under Taupo Bungy’s platform where hopefully someone will be hurling themselves down into the water. Cheer them on! Towards the end of the trip you will stop by a natural hot springs popular with the locals and tourists alike where you can get out for a soak. You will end the trip at Reid’s Farm with some refreshments.

What You'll Get

Gently paddle through the unspoilt beauty of the Waikato River, through the pumice gorge with crystal clear slow moving water. Be amazed by the stunning cliff faces and lush native forest. We begin our journey near the control bridge in town.

Whilst paddling we will pass various islands and swimming spots and drift past the bungy platform (let's hope someone's jumping). Along the way we will stop at the natural hot springs where you can take the opportunity to soak in the beautiful mineral water. At the end of this trip we will stop for refreshments.

Perfect for families looking for a gentle kayak adventure.

No experience is necessary, as all our trips are guided and full instruction is given. We have the option of single or double kayaks which are safe and easy for everyone to use. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Allow 2 hours.

Tours include:
• Full instruction
• Top quality kayaking equipment
• Gourmet refreshments
• On request only - Transport from/to Taupo Information Centre – 30 Tongatiro St, Taupo (please call or email to arrange)Times (can be flexible with times for group bookings):
• 9am and 1.30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than tour commence time. Base / Starting Location:

Gates Park, Pois Road Taupo  (This trip does not start from our Taupo Kayaking Adventures office/base.)

Details will be on your confirmation email.

Gear List

Please view our website under GEAR for what to wear and bring, no jeans please.

Please arrive wearing the appropriate clothing and already have sunblock applied, so we can keep to tour time.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Full instructions and commentary
  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Top quality kayaking equipment
  • Safety gear
  • Gourmet refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. On request only. Please call or email to arrange.

2 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Taupo Kayaking Adventures in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.