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Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour provided by Waimarino Adventure Park

Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

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Departure Point
Waimarino Adventure Park, 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3172, New Zealand
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All relevant kayaking equipment
  • Dry bags for cameras
  • Full safety briefing with the trip guide
  • An additional cost per person does apply to Hotel pickup/drop off.
  • If Hotel Pickup is required please select the Hotel pick up option.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (some snacks available for purchase at reception)
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Additional Info
  • The tour can operate in almost all weather conditions
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather
  • Easy pace scenic tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If Hotel/Accommodation pick up is needed please book the Hotel Pick up option upon checkout.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • An additional fee of $25.00pp for pick up does apply to all travelers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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8laurianne8 wrote a review Feb 2020
36 contributions9 helpful votes
This was a really nice way to see Lake McLaren - nothing beats a view from the water! Our guide Archie was great and I really appreciate effort that he made with local history, tales and correct pronunciation. We were two of just four people, so a nice peaceful trip. We were
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
OnAir58806861357 wrote a review Jan 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Beautifully calm morning. Lovely trip with informative guide. All went a bit quick. Website indicated a longer tour. Otherwise highly recommended.
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Response from Waimarino, Team at Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback ! Lake McLaren is a beautiful place, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Safe travels !
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Dee wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
We are a family visiting the beautiful Bay of Plenty region for the first time from Sydney and this tour has been one of the highlights of our holiday. We each had limited/no prior experience kayaking, however, thanks to our friendly and helpful tour guide Jono, we felt safe and
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Waimarino, Manager at Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Hi there! Thank you for your wonderful review. Trout are certainly a lucky sighting! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your relaxing paddle on the lake.
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Borchery wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
My husband and I had a wonderful and memorable time on this tour. The scenery was lush and the wildlife plentiful. Kayaks and gear are all provided, so you only need to wear something suitable for being out on the water. The daytime tour seems to be less crowded than the
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Waimarino, Manager at Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
Responded 6 Dec 2019
Hi there! Thank you for your lovely review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed this relaxing tour. It's always gorgeous how vibrant and fresh McLaren Falls Park is!
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Vasco Rual wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions6 helpful votes
I did this tour with my father. Our guide David was a very friendly, funny and professional guy ! We talked about various things, asked questions and he was very nice to talk to. The LakeMcLaren is a lovely place offering a beautiful scenery to your kayaking wander. Even though
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Hi there, Thanks for your review. Its great to hear you and your father enjoyed your time out on Lake McLaren. Thanks for the feedback regarding the price, we feel that the price is justified for the same reasons. We like to give our customers a high end tour and it sounds like that is what your received! Thanks again, Lorna
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By: Waimarino Adventure Park
Best thing to do from Rotorua
This was the highlight of a whole week in Rotorua for us. Despite it being July and cold the kayaking was fun and w
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Amazing glow worm experience
Absolutely loved this. The lake is stunningly beautiful! Watching sunset from the hot pools was wonderful, with the
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Serene and peaceful
The experience for adventurous as well as so serene. Being in middle of lake on a starry night was a great experien
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Unforgettable experience
We were two families with five children including two very young ones. Everyone enjoyed (though two young ones got
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fantastic experience
Beautiful location, good wine and nibbles to begin the evening, 2 very likeable guides, starry sky and still waters
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Good fun
This tour was a lot of fun! Cady, Jono, Emil, and Archie were friendly and engaging. The wine, cheese, and snacks w
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I'm not much of an outdoors person. I'm not a huge fan of water. But I decided to give this a go and it's one of my
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Great Glow Worm Kayak Trip
What a fantastic trip. You start off with wine and cheese while our guide unloaded our kayaks. After a brief prepar
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What a wonderful experience ❣️
A big shout to Arkie...absolutely a stunning trip with only me and partner. Everything is just over the expectation
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Absolutely amazing!
Had an amazing time on this tour! Katie and JT and the two young men has amazing customer service! We enjoyed the w
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Do it.
Way more fun than I expected. JT and the other guides were wonderful all around. Sorry, don’t remember the other na
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Glow worm kayaking
The glow worm kayak tour is a great experience. You get taken into McLaren Falls park in the evening and have wine/
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ig big thank you and gratitude for providing us with such a meaningful experience for so many of our kids. I think we wi
Awesome place for children and adults to let loose in a splashy and exciting water park with great staff.
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Beautiful day, beautiful lake!
This was truly an enjoyable adventure! Our guide was friendly and a great conversationalist. We happened to be the
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Peaceful, awesome experience
We did this kayak experience as part of our honeymoon and loved it! Our guides were knowledgeable and funny. I appr
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Key Details
  • Waimarino Adventure Park
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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