Kayaking in Taupo is a great family activity and thing to do in Taupo.  Hire a kayak to cruise around, explore the Maori Carvings at Mine Bay, or take a guided trip down the Waikato River, floating with the current.

Kayaking Lake Taupo and Waikato River

Kayaking in Taupo is a great family activity and thing to do in Taupo.  Hire a kayak to cruise around, explore the Maori Carvings at Mine Bay, or take a guided trip down the Waikato River, floating with the current.

Kayaking Lake Taupo and Waikato River

Kayaking in Taupo is a great family activity and thing to do in Taupo. Hire a kayak to cruise around, explore the Maori Carvings at Mine Bay, or take a guided trip down the Waikato River, floating with the current.

Taupo
  • Highlights:
  • Maori Carvings - Mine Bay
  • Kayak Lake Taupo
  • Waikato River Float
  • Family friendly activity
 
DETAILS

FREEDOM KAYAK HIRE
Great Lake Taupo must be experienced on and off the water. Cruise around the many Bays and Taupo Lakefront to get a true feeling of the size of this mighty lake!

  • Family friendly, children can accompany an adult in a double kayak.

MAORI CARVINGS | MINE BAY
Experience viewing the Maori carvings on large rock walls, only a short kayak from Taupo or Acacia Bay. A must do while in Taupo!

  • A 2 hour paddle from Taupo. A 1 hour paddle from Acacia Bay.
  • Family friendly, children can accompany an adult in a double kayak.

Maori Carvings

WAIKATO RIVER "FLOAT"

  • Float the river current downstream, making a very easy paddle, suitable for family trips
  • Stop at Spa Road hot pools for a soak, make sure you bring your swim wear!

There are two sections of the Waikato River that are commonly paddled:

1. From Taupo:
Starting at the source of the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river) paddle down the slow moving tranquil currents taking in the spectacular views, watching for bungie jumpers, stopping at excellent rock jump spots or the famous Spa Road hot pools on the rivers edge. Two kilometers after getting on the river you hop out on the true left side of the river at the Reids farm campsite just above the Slalom course.

2. From Tutukau Bridge to Lake Ohakuri, 20-30mins drive from Taupo:
Kayak past a geothermal park where you can see gushing geysers, silica terraces and boiling mud pools from sitting in your kayak. You can also get out of your kayak and walk through geothermal heated streams and waterfall and bathe in hotpools.

Waikato River Float


Trips

guided Kayak | Taupo
Canoe and Kayak Taupo
$59 per person
2
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$60 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$60 per person
Kayak | Taupo
Lake Fun Taupo
$70 per person
guided Kayak | Taupo
Canoe and Kayak Taupo
$99 per person
2
Kayak | Taupo
Lake Fun Taupo
$100 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$100 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$140 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$200 - $240 per person

Kayak Hire

Kayak Hire | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
Kayaking in Taupo is a great family activity and thing to do in Taupo.  Hire a kayak to cruise around, explore the Maori Carvings at Mine Bay, or take a guided trip down the Waikato River, floating with the current.

Kayaking Lake Taupo and Waikato River

Kayaking in Taupo is a great family activity and thing to do in Taupo.  Hire a kayak to cruise around, explore the Maori Carvings at Mine Bay, or take a guided trip down the Waikato River, floating with the current.

Kayaking Lake Taupo and Waikato River

Kayaking in Taupo is a great family activity and thing to do in Taupo. Hire a kayak to cruise around, explore the Maori Carvings at Mine Bay, or take a guided trip down the Waikato River, floating with the current.

Taupo
  • Highlights:
  • Maori Carvings - Mine Bay
  • Kayak Lake Taupo
  • Waikato River Float
  • Family friendly activity
 
DETAILS

FREEDOM KAYAK HIRE
Great Lake Taupo must be experienced on and off the water. Cruise around the many Bays and Taupo Lakefront to get a true feeling of the size of this mighty lake!

  • Family friendly, children can accompany an adult in a double kayak.

MAORI CARVINGS | MINE BAY
Experience viewing the Maori carvings on large rock walls, only a short kayak from Taupo or Acacia Bay. A must do while in Taupo!

  • A 2 hour paddle from Taupo. A 1 hour paddle from Acacia Bay.
  • Family friendly, children can accompany an adult in a double kayak.

Maori Carvings

WAIKATO RIVER "FLOAT"

  • Float the river current downstream, making a very easy paddle, suitable for family trips
  • Stop at Spa Road hot pools for a soak, make sure you bring your swim wear!

There are two sections of the Waikato River that are commonly paddled:

1. From Taupo:
Starting at the source of the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river) paddle down the slow moving tranquil currents taking in the spectacular views, watching for bungie jumpers, stopping at excellent rock jump spots or the famous Spa Road hot pools on the rivers edge. Two kilometers after getting on the river you hop out on the true left side of the river at the Reids farm campsite just above the Slalom course.

2. From Tutukau Bridge to Lake Ohakuri, 20-30mins drive from Taupo:
Kayak past a geothermal park where you can see gushing geysers, silica terraces and boiling mud pools from sitting in your kayak. You can also get out of your kayak and walk through geothermal heated streams and waterfall and bathe in hotpools.

Waikato River Float


Trips

guided Kayak | Taupo
Canoe and Kayak Taupo
$59 per person
2
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$60 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$60 per person
Kayak | Taupo
Lake Fun Taupo
$70 per person
guided Kayak | Taupo
Canoe and Kayak Taupo
$99 per person
2
Kayak | Taupo
Lake Fun Taupo
$100 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$100 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$140 per person
guided Kayak | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures
$200 - $240 per person

Kayak Hire

Kayak Hire | Acacia Bay
Kayaking and Mountain Biking Adventures