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Pack some lunch and get ready for an awesome day exploring Lake Karapiro with a friend on a couple of kayaks!

Minutes from Cambridge yet a world of its own, this spot along the Waikato River is surrounded by lush bush and overlooked by the magnificent Maungatautari Mountain.

The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the gear and info you need for an epic day paddling. Karapiro is known for its calm waters!


  • Sit-on top kayaks designed for stability and safety
  • Paddles and leashes
  • Wetshoes
  • Personal Floatation Device (lifejacket)
  • Pre-hire safety briefing & paddling tips
  • Splash pants available on request
  • Dry bags available on request

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Just tucked off the main road on the side of Lake Karapiro we found Riverside Adventures Waikato. This place is home to some astonishingly beautiful kayaking opportunities and cycle trails, and the family that run Riverside Adventures are committed to making sure you are equipped to safely & confidently explore the very best of it!

Full Day Waikato Kayak Adventure

8 Hours

$149 NZD

An awesome adventure exploring the Waikato River and Lake Karapiro. Picnic, explore, swim. Includes full day hire of 2 Kayaks.

Experience provided by

Riverside Adventures Waikato

Important Information
  • Kayaks, Paddles, Leashes, PFD’s and local knowledge are provided
  • Bring a towel & change of clothes
  • Bookings are recommended
  • Summer Hours – October to March, 7 Days 10am – 5pm
  • Winter Hours – April – September  Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

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