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Tauranga: Scenic Lake Mclaren Kayak Tour

Product ID: 106489
Join an easy pace, fully guided scenic kayak tour upon the wonderfully calm Lake McLaren on this 3-hour experience. Gently paddle a kayak past a multitude of birdlife and into the stunning Mangapapa canyon.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a fully guided kayak tour on Lake McLaren
  • See New Zealand birdlife within paddle's reach
  • Explore the Mangapapa Canyon where native bush forms a unique cave
Full description
Enjoy a 3-hour experience on the beautiful Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name. A scenic paddle upon the Lake McLaren is a must-do whilst you are visiting Tauranga! 

You will be transported from the meeting point directly to the tour launch site. Your experienced kayak guide will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before taking you to picturesque Lake McLaren.

Gently paddle a kayak past a multitude of birdlife, literally within paddles' reach. Sheer cliffs break the stark lush native bush as gentle streams enter the lake's edge.  Kayak into the stunning Mangapapa canyon with water as deep as the cliffs on the sides, where the native bush appears to touch and form a cave. 

This is a fully guided scenic kayak tour at an easy pace.  All equipment is provided, and a moderate level of fitness is required. The tour includes transport from the meeting point to the tour launch site and return.
  • Transportation to Lake McLaren launch site
  • All kayaking equipment (kayaks, paddles, fleeces, life jackets, spray decks)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga

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Important information
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable light warm clothing and bring a fleece top or similar for additional warmth
• Participants are advised to avoid wearing denim jeans
• This tour can operate in almost all weather conditions
• Moderate fitness required
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Great being on the water. Beautiful calm morning. Great guide. But altogether shorter than web site indicated.

January 7, 2020

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Waimarino Ltd

Product ID: 106489