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Enjoy an unforgettable adventure that offers something special for the whole family when you join us on this glowworm kayak trip! Private boutique upgrades are available!
If you’re looking for some great family fun out on Lake Karapiro, don’t miss out on one of our great kayaking adventures. We have three great offerings to choose from: You can enjoy a trip from Hora Hora back to The Boatshed, or enjoy paddling through the lake’s hidden waterfalls! And on our last option, you can embark on a guided adventure! Read below for more details.
Option 1 – Bridge to Boatshed
The trip starts at The Boatshed, where we get you all signed in and set for the trip. From here it’s a short drive up to Hora Hora, where you enter the water and start the 9-km paddle back downstream to The Boatshed. On the way, there are several great spots to stop and have a picnic or stretch the legs. There is also access to a hidden inlet that offers access to two waterfalls only accessible via kayak.
Draped in native ferns and hidden away from the main lake, the waterfalls are a great must-do detour on the way back to The Boatshed.
Option 2 – The Hidden Karapiro Waterfalls
This is our most popular half-day trip and is the perfect daytime activity for the whole family. The trip starts from The Boatshed and takes you across Lake Karapiro to a hidden inlet. The inlet offers access to two waterfalls that are only accessible via kayak. The first waterfall takes you up a narrow section of canyon which is draped in native ferns and is the easier of the two to access. The second takes you further along the inlet to a place which at first glance seems like a dead end. After ducking under a few ferns, it opens up to a hidden stream that takes you through the forest to the more spectacular of the two waterfalls.
Option 3 – Guided Adventure/Activity Tour
Take a guided tour around Lake Karapiro in easy-to-use, super light sea kayaks. Visit stunning waterfalls, see the famous international rowing course, and get involved in a fun activity/game coordinated by your experienced guide.
This tour is located on sheltered Karapiro waters and is perfect for families, corporate groups, or a group of friends who want a tour with a twist.
The activity/game provided will be done on water. It will challenge you but is a fun way to try something different in a kayak, and it’s what makes this tour different to others.
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