Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
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From US$88.95

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Get up close to New Zealand’s natural beauty on this scenic 3.5-hour Lake McLaren kayak tour. Paddle out onto the calm waters of Lake McLaren with your guide. Discover wildlife native to the region and gain insight into the habitat it calls home. Gaze up at sheer cliff faces towering overhead and enjoy panoramic views over the dense, sun-dappled woodland. Paddle along the tranquil lakeshore and through Mangapapa Canyon, where the water is as deep as the cliffs are high and the dense shrub forms caves along the water’s edge.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All necessary equipment included

What's Included

  • 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: NZ$25.00pp
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (some snacks available for purchase at reception)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Waimarino Water & Adventure Park
    36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3172, New Zealand

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

IF YOU ARE ON A CRUISE SHIP PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE DIRECTLY TO BOOK YOUR TRANSPORT. Hotel/Accommodation pick up and drop off is offered for a total additional cost of NZ$25.00pp. Please select the Hotel Pick up option. We can pick up from any accommodation provider in the Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city Centre area.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The tour can operate in almost all weather conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather
  • Easy pace scenic tour
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If Hotel/Accommodation pick up is needed please book the Hotel Pick up option upon checkout.
  • An additional fee of $25.00pp for pick up does apply to all travelers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Very Scenic
Gail_L, Feb 2023
Lucy shared lots of local information and made the trip very relaxed and enjoyable. Well worth doing
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks Gail!
Rain or shine, do this trip
MICHAEL_W, Feb 2023
The ride up and back was easy and didn't take too much time. The lake is gorgeous and doing the trip in the rain seemed to add to the fun and beauty. The kayaks were great and no worries about tipping over at all. Would do again and again.
Response from Host, May 2023
Rain or Shine the weather is fine! We couldn't agree more! Some say the Glowworms even shine brighter in the rain!

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