Waikato River Float Tour – Taupo

Adults $59, Child $39

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

One of Taupo’s best kept secrets… the sheer beauty and tranquility found on the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River will take your breath away. Begin your kayaking journey at the source of NZ’s largest river and drift past various islands, nature reserves, swimming spots, the drop zone of Taupo Bungy before soaking in Natural Hot Pools en route.  Complimentary refreshments and photos are included. This is an extremely scenic, guided tour that is perfect for beginners, families, couples and friends.

Tour Details

The tour is approx. 1.15 hrs on the water (2hrs return trip including transport) depending on group size and river flow.
We start & finish at the store (54 Spa Rd, Taupo), then transport you to and from the river.
You can leave your valuables in a secure locked area.
This tour is suitable for children 4yrs+ (each child must be accompanied by an adult).
Choose from a selection of double or single kayaks.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to depart.
Tours run throughout the year in fair weather conditions.
No experience necessary.
Bookings essential.

What’s Included?

Fully guided by qualified, friendly and knowledgable kayak instructors.
All kayaking and safety equipment – including waterproof jackets
All tuition and courtesy vehicle available
Complimentary images of your tour

Departure Times

Summer: Departs 9am, 12pm and 3pm daily (November to March)
Winter: Departs 2.30pm. Closed Sunday (April to October)

Rob took us on a journey along the mighty Waikato river, stopping below the stunning Taupo Bungy jump site and making time for us to soak in the famous spa park thermal hot springs, it was the most relaxing kayaking trip we’ve ever experienced.

Robin

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

Had an amazing morning. I found it was a very easy ride even though we were both reasonably inexperienced kayakers. The surroundings were breathtaking and tranquil. We had 2 tour guides and both were extremely down to earth, funny and knowledgeable. Overall an amazing experience. Can’t wait to go kayaking again. Thanks guys!

Jamie