KAYAK - Western Bays Taster (Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch) - Guided Package.

From NZD $355.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Taupo
  • Product code: PZZM01

Scenic Lake Cruise & Kayak Tour 

Allow 4.5 - 5.5  hours (2 – 2.5 hours kayaking, and 30-minute boat cruise)

Muffin and refreshments provided on tour

Highlights: Scenic boat cruise; Kayak past towering

cliffs; Visit a cave (guided tour)

This half day trip is for those who would like to explore a few secluded hidden gems of Lake Taupo’s Western Bays which are mainly only accessible by water.

You’ll meet us at our base in Acacia Bay where we will set off by vehicle to Kinloch (or you can meet us at Kinloch mariner.

On our Western Bays Taster trip, we will depart from Kinloch Marina by boat across the pristine waters of Lake Taupo to the long, sweeping sandy beach of Kawakawa Bay, which is quite different from the rest of the Western Bays.

For those on the unguided tour, Kawakawa Bay is where we will leave you. Jump into the crystal-clear waters or if the weather is too cold, simply have a drink - this is one of the only freshwater lakes left that you can still drink from! 

Otherwise, sunbathe on the shore, listening to the soothing sounds of native birds, while taking in the magnificent sight of the Tongariro National Park mountains across the lake. Don’t forget to look out for rock climbers tackling the surrounding cliff faces.

It is now time to gear up and launch your kayaks for your paddle across the bays to the pretty lakeside village of Kinloch. For those on our guided tour, we will take you visit a cave that you are able to paddle right up to.

You will be kayaking past unique volcanic landscape and the spectacular towering vista of cliffs, a solid wall of rock rising high above you then plummeting hundreds of feet below. This would be the highlight of your adventure.

Arrive safely back in Kinloch for our famous muffin and refreshments.

The Western Bays Taster is truly a unique trip and one you will remember

Guided Tour includes:

  • Personal Guide
  • Scenic boat ride around Western Bays
  • Top quality kayaking equipment
  • Full kayaking instruction
  • Muffin and refreshments
  • Transport to and from Kinloch – from our base or
  • Transport from Taupo CBD if you do not have your own transport to
    get to our base (on request only).

 Time:  (can be flexible with times for group bookings)

  • 9.00am

Starting Location
  • Our Base - unit 2 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo or
  • Kinloch Marina, 23 Mata Place, Kinloch

Gear List:

  • Please view our website under GEAR LIST for what to wear and bring, no jeans please.                            https://www.tka.co.nz/gear-list/ 
  • Please arrive wearing the appropriate clothing and already have sunblock applied, so we can keep to  tour time.