Taupo Kayaking Adventures

Taupo Kayaking Adventures


27 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

19 Fresh Water Kayaking

14 Taupo

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Perfect spot for morning tea.
cant get any closer to the carvings than this!


Taupo's Original Kayak to the Carvings company. 100% New Zealand Owner/Operated, your Taupo Kayaking Adventures natural experience is one that will remain with you forever.

We specialise in kayaking trips around New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake.

Your Taupo Kayaking Advenutres experience takes you across the crystal clear water of our Great Lake Taupo. Under the shadow of an active Volcano, and metres away from Maori rock carvings.

Our trips are suitable for anyone, as all our trips are fully guided and full instruction is given by our experienced guides.

Contact us and ask about the possibilities of creating your own Adventure. Duration of the escape, refreshments/lunch and area of interest are all tailorable to your wishes


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Wilderness Escapes

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North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo


  • Cycling
  • Hiking Tours
  • Fresh Water Kayaking


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Daisy Hoopers's avatar

Daisy Hoopers


Ranking: 7/10

Lake is stunning, great equipment and guidance. Only negative was the weather turned bad which made getting to the Maori Carvings harder than anticipated. Great muffins on our break.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Lauren Thompson

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We rented kayaks to check out the Maori rock carvings which were neat. The company provided us with a laminated map which was useful. Lake Taupo is beautiful!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Julia Scharbert


Ranking: 9/10

I hired a kayak for a day which was pretty uncomplicated and fast so I could start my trip early (which was nice!). Just the price was a little high but okay ($50 for 4 hours).

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Jess's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The ferries interfered with our view but a great way to see the lake.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Alastair MacDonald

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Kayaked to Maori carvings, fantastic few hours on the lake, friendly and informative guide. Good equipment also.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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jumperhats's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 2/10

The scenery at Lake Taupo was breathtaking, but unfortunately the tour guide was really impatient and very rude.

At the end of the trip, he took all of our belongings from the dry bags without our permission whilst we were changing suits. Luckily, we did some checking and found out that he left one of our mobile phone and a watch in the dry bags.

Would NOT recommend this trip at all!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

Taupo Kayaking Adventures responds:

We are very dissapointed to receive your feedback, and can only apologise for the guides behavior on that day, as you can see from our other reviews, this is not a regular occurance.
We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and have not had feedback like this before. We can not apologise enough for your experience, and would appreciate if you have the time to contact us as we would like to know what date your trip was so we can ensure that this never happens again.

Jade's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wilderness Escapes kayaking is a must do if your in Taupo. This was the first time my family and I had been kayaking and we had a fantastic time and definitely want to do it again. The guide was great, we picked up how to do it in no time! The commentary was also very interesting. The other great thing is you are able to explore the shoreline that you cannnot access or see by car.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Luke's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Awesome day on the lake, great guides, great gear great refreshments, great experience!!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago