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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo

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    What to Expect
    This 4-hour small group guided tour with return transport from central Taupo will allow for approximately 3-hours kayaking on Lake Taupo.

    Your tour begins from the store in Central Taupo where you can leave your valuables in a secure locked area. You will then travel via the company shuttle to Jerusalem Bay where your gear will be unloaded. You will go through the safety aspects of your kayaking journey with all you need to know about kayaking before putting on your spray decks, life jackets and launching your kayaks.

    Paddle along the coastline which will enable you to have a look at the bird life along the way. Travel past the famous cliff drop whilst taking in the amazing scenery including looking back over the Taupo Town Centre and beyond to the majestic volcanoes of the central plateau. Your guide will give you handy kayaking tips on the way and tell you some of the history of the area.

    Once at the Maori Carvings you will get close enough to take photos and to marvel at the great skill of the master carvers. Here your guide will inform you on what the different parts of the carvings mean and the history of the people depicted.

    On the return journey you will paddle back along the coastline to a picnic spot, where you can enjoy a hot drink and some cookies, stretch your legs and have swim for those willing.

    Once back at the Jerusalem Bay, load up the kayaks on the trailer and head back to the store where you can use the toilet facilities and changing rooms. Your guide will upload all photos they have taken and then send you the link so you can enjoy all of your amazing memories from Great Lake Taupo.
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    Departure Point
    Taupo, Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato Region, North Island
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Light refreshments
    • Kayak Tour
    • Kayak Equipment
    • Photos
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates all year, please dress appropriately for the seasons - NO JEANS/DENIM
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had a great time. Everyone on the trip got on very well, so it made everything more interesting. On top of that it's a great morning out and really interesting to see
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    We highly recommend this kayak tour. The best way to see Maori Carvings. Thank's Tammy to guide us! We enjoyed so much! (CAT) Aquesta ruta amb kayak és 100% recomanable. La millor manera de veure les Maori Carvings. Gràcies Tammy per fer-nos de guia! Hem gaudit molt!
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    What a beautiful tour! Visiting the carvings , feeling of freedom, nice view on the volcano 🌋. Very friendly guides and good cookies 🍪 Very good experience !
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    Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
    Responded 2 days ago
    Thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed getting out on the lake - we agree it's a pretty special place.
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    Tammy was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and personable! We had a small group of 3 which was on the smaller end of group size but gave Tammy a chance to share a lot of local knowledge. Even got great recommendations for what to do after. Highly recommended!
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    Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
    Responded 4 days ago
    Thanks for your review - I'm glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Jay
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    Fantastic and friendly guide (we had Laura). What we were doing was properly explained and trip was full of fun facts and Maori history.
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    Response from CanoeandKayakTaupo, Owner at Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
    Responded 4 days ago
    Thanks for your review - Laura's awesome - glad you enjoyed our lovely lake. Jay
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