Daytime Canyon Kayak Tour


Take a guided canyon kayak tour in the daytime, on the Waikato River. Learn the history of the village and enjoy the serenity of being on the water.

Paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream and through the canyon carved out by water over many hundreds of years.  

Duration

3 hrs

Age

5 years +

Tour Price

$99 p/p

Activity Grade

Easy


A relaxing family-friendly adventure where you paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream, through the spectacular canyon that has been carved out by water over hundreds of years, and over the submerged Horahora village.

This guided kayak tour begins at our base on Horahora Road as we paddle along the southern edge of Lake Karāpiro and over the submerged village and dam that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.

Enjoy the serenity as your guide explains Horahora’s unique history, before entering the canyon where ferns and trees drape over you and birdsong surrounds.


Need to know

  • We recommend that you bring layers of clothing, preferably merino. We do not recommend wearing jeans as they get very cold when wet.
  • To make your experience as comfortable as possible, we provide you with overpants, splash jackets and wet shoes.
  • There is a changing area at our base where you can layer up before embarking on the guided kayak tour tour. We also have secure storage facilities where you can leave any additional belongings.
  • Cameras are okay.

Tour time

Year round: 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Tour info

  • Bookings are essential
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • All children under 15 years are to be accompanied by a capable adult
  • Double kayaks are used on tours (if your group is an odd number, you may be required to share with a person from another group)
  • Alcohol and smoking is not permitted.