About us

Taupo Kayaking Adventures Lisa CrabbWhen I took over the original 'kayak to the carvings company' in Lake Taupo, I combined three of my passions – the outdoors, kayaking, and people.

Originally known as Wilderness Escapes, I renamed the business Taupo Kayaking Adventures to capture the essence of what we were offering – tailored adventures around this beautiful and historic area. I have continued the proud traditions of Wilderness Escapes and its commitment to the highest quality service, with safety paramount at all times.

With a team of experienced, passionate guides, our adventures are open to everyone – from a single kayaker or walker, to a small group – families, friends, clubs, corporates, school or church groups, through to backpackers and camper-van travellers, from beginners to experienced kayakers.

Choose one of our core tours, or let us help you design a trip tailored around your interests, and how you want to experience our stunning region. Our purpose-built trailer means we can access many major waterways around Taupo, and transport can be arranged to all entry and exit points, offering a greater level of flexibility.

We love to share this magical part of New Zealand, and give people their own unforgettable experience. Please get in touch and see what we can do for you.

Lisa Crabb
Owner, Taupo Kayaking Adventures (TKA)

Lake Taupo