Gently paddle through the un-spoilt beauty of the Waikato River, through the pumice gorge with crystal-clear slow-moving water. Be amazed by the stunning cliff faces and lush native forest. We begin our journey just minutes from Taupo Town Centre and finishes at Reid’s farm, which is located about 1.8 kilometers from the Huka Falls.

Whilst paddling we will pass various islands and swimming spots and drift past the bungy platform (let’s hope someone’s jumping). Along the way we may stop for a rock jump into the river, then onto natural hot springs where you can take the opportunity to soak in the beautiful mineral water. At the end of this trip, we will stop for a muffin and a hot drink, before we embark on our small drive back to the start of the trip.

Perfect for families looking for a gentle kayak adventure.

No experience is necessary, as all our trips are guided and full instruction is given. We have the option of single or double kayaks which are safe and easy for everyone to use. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Allow 2 hours (1 hour 15 minutes on the water).