Great Lake Taupo Kayaking

The Great Lake Taupo region has its fair share of stunning rivers and streams perfect for exploring by kayak. Float along the Tongariro or Waikato Rivers or the famous trout laden Tokanuu Stream in Turangi.

Lake Taupo kayak tours in NZ are a great way to experience the Lake. Kayaking in New Zealand can take you across Lake Taupo and around Rangitira Point to the ten metre high Maori Rock Carvings only accessible by boat. Learn about the history, how they were carved and their cultural significance to Taupo, all while getting close enough to touch.

Lazy rapids, volcanic gorges, sandy beaches and native forests provide plenty of spectacular scenery for the outdoor adventurer. Camp overnight in a secluded sandy bay surrounded by native bush and get the full outdoor experience listening to the haunting night calls of the Morepork. Tenting is not the only option, you can also opt to stay in remote cabins, cottages or a luxury lodge on your kayak tour.

  • Rafting New Zealand - Tongariro Kayak Blast

    Ever wanted to give white water kayaking ago? this trip is a blast from start to finish - learn the skills, maneuver your craft, crash and surf the waves, while enjoying the pristine Tongariro River.

    • Price $139 - $139
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water
  • Rapid Sensations Waikato Kayak Cruise

    Enjoy the tranquility of the Waikato River with a guided Kayak Cruise!This scenic trip takes you through a pumice gorge with clear, slow moving waters.

    • Price $48 - $48
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water Water Sports
  • Taupo Kayaking Adventures

    TKA specialise in kayaking, mountain biking, walking trips around NZ’s largest freshwater lake, & local rivers. Take an adventure where you will experience the beauty that Taupo has to offer. Finish with a soak in a natural thermal hot pool.

    • Price $90 - $400
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water
  • Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings with Canoe and Kayak Taupo

    Explore Lake Taupo's beautiful coastline and the impressive Maori Rock Carvings in mine Bay on this 4 hour fully guided kayaking tour. The tour is only $95 per person and and includes free photos and refreshments. A memorable trip for all abilities.

    • Price $95 - $95
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water Maori Rock Carvings
  • 2 Mile Bay Sailing & Watersports Centre

    Great location right over the lake with a licensed cafe on site. In fact the cafe sits over the water itself.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Boat Cruises Kayaking – Fresh Water Water Sports Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • KAYAK Hire - LAKeFUN Taupo

    Kayak Hire on Lake Taupo. Great way to explore the Lake at your own time. Kayak to the World famous Maori Rock Carvings.

    • Price $20 - $10000
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water
  • Kayak Wai Maori

    Lake and Stream Kayaking: The spring fed Tokaanu Stream provides a self guided trip out into the Southern Lake Taupo.

    • Price $35 - $65
    • Location Tokaanu
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water Turangi Family Activities Turangi Water Activities
  • Kayaking Kiwi - Kayak to the Maori Rock Carvings

    These Maori Rock Carvings are only accessible from the water. Sea Kayaking allows you to get up close to the carvings with plenty of time to study their details, learn their history & how they were carved, learn about their cultural significance ...

    • Price $98 - $98
    • Location Wairakei
    • Activity Kayaking – Fresh Water