Riverside Adventures Waikato

Riverside Adventures Waikato

Riverside Adventures Waikato
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Bike ToursNight ToursNature & Wildlife ToursStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
With 2 locations, directly on 2 of NZ's best Bike trails we have a base at the southern end of Lake Karapiro on the Waiakto River Trail or a shop at the Grassroots Velodrome in Cambridge right on the Te Awa River Ride. Riverside Adventures Waikato is positioned to let you enjoy the clean air, great scenery & lakes of the Waikato / Bay of Plenty. We also offer guided twilight kayak "Glowworm" tours, Daytime canyon kayak tours, mountain Bike tours, and more! We hire mountain bikes, kayaks & stand up paddle boards plus have shuttle vans to move you around the various trails of the area. We can also cater to groups and create packages to suit you.
Tirau, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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(13 reviews)

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Excursion66898173593
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely loved our experience — not only were the sites and glow worms beautiful, our tour guide made the experience fun and educational. Would definitely recommend!
Written 23 February 2024
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Julie V
Oregon City6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This kayak trip to see the glow worms was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. We all agreed it was magical! The tour guides were patient even we we showed up a few minutes late. They shared the history of the area and answered questions about the glow worms.
We were experienced kayakers but we wouldn't recommend this trip for someone who had never kayaked before.
Highly recommend!
Written 16 February 2024
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Scenic25430677334
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Magical experience!
Sally and the RAW team are amazing, giving great tips and training to start. We felt very confident the whole time. The glow worms were so beautiful, really worth the trip.
Written 14 February 2024
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Beverley342 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We hire bikes for the day to ride part of the Te Awa trail. The on line booking was clear and precise. The staff excellent. We found their prices much cheaper than the other competitors.
The trail is superb - goodness knows what it cost but what a super facility for anyone wanting to cycle the Cambridge and Hamilton area.
Written 14 February 2024
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Wander35081965368
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Jan 2024 • Family
I booked that tour with my partner and my mom visiting NZ, and I must say, we had the best time! The experience in itself was simply magical but our tour guide was on top of that fantastic, telling us a lot about the region and glow worms. I would definitely recommend it to anyone
Written 12 February 2024
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Lara A
London, UK9 contributions
We did the twilight kayaking with Dan as our guide and it was honestly an unforgettable experience. Dan is so full of knowledge on the local area and it’s fascinating to hear all about the local history, the flora and fauna and all the animals too. The kayak trip goes at a really nice pace with no pressure on trying to speed along and there’s a short break in the middle to have a provided snack and to put on some extra layers. Seeing the glowworms light up the canyons on the kayak back is just ridiculously stunning. Being on the water as they’re up along the sides is extraordinary, just such a beautiful sight to behold. On the last stretch we were lucky to have a clear sky above and a calm lake so we stopped to look up as Dan talked us through various different constellations as well as myths and legends that are centred around the stars. Would highly recommend doing the twilight cruise, an absolutely stunning experience.
Written 11 February 2024
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GoPlaces47663434597
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Feb 2024 • Couples
Te Awa Ride: Shuttled from Cambridge to start the trail at Ngaruawahia, and then took our time riding the trail back to Cambridge. Hired ebikes. Fantastic Ride. Easy to book. Lofty our shuttle driver was helpful /informative. Our bikes worked well. Beautiful scenery! A really enjoyable day!
Written 10 February 2024
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Cheers for the review. Glad you enjoyed your day out on the Te Awa River Ride
Written 19 February 2024
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Olga P
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
Awesome experience with the Riverside adventures. We did a full day kayak hire. All staff were super friends, helped us out to the water, everything was explained very clearly. Beautiful day and spot to kayak through. Highly recommend, we will definitely be back again!
Written 10 February 2024
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Glad you guys enjoyed you day out on the water. Thanks for coming along. :)
Written 19 February 2024
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Jenny B
4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent e-bike instruction by Steve of Riverside adventures, brilliant half day ride, gravel grade 3/4. Recommended!
Written 8 February 2024
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Glad you enjoyed your bike ride.
Written 19 February 2024
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Mario P
6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Dan and group did a wonderful job. They educated us and then showed us a view many humans will never see. The canyon of glow worms then a wonderful sky for of stars made for an unforgettable experience. We learned about the history of the power station, the vegetation, animals, glowworms and stars. A nice snack and break was given also! Thanks for an extraordinary experience
Written 4 February 2024
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You're so welcome! Thanks for coming alomg. Glad you loved the tour and learned a few things also. :)
Written 19 February 2024
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