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 Reids farm, which is located 900m 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 will stop at the 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 refreshments.

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 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Allow 2 hours.

Tour includes:

  • Full instruction
  • Top quality kayaking equipment
  • Gourmet refreshments
  • Transport: On request only (if you do not have your own transport) – Pick up from/to Taupo CBD. Please call or email to arrange.


  • 9:00am & 1:30pm


  • NZD $80 per adult for 1-4 adults
  • NZD $65 per adult for 5 plus people
  • NZD $60 per child (up to 12 years old)

Base – Meeting Point

The start address is: Control Gate bridge. – Drive along Thermal Explorer Highway (just as your heading out of Taupo CBD towards Rotorua). On the Right handside you will see Countdown Supermarket. Then a bridge. Immediately after the bridge turn right onto the big grass area, and follow the track / Road to the water edge. (This is called Pois Rd – but no road sign to show this).

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