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Rapid Sensations Adventures

Miscellaneous Madness in Lake Taupo
Price range:
$40.00 - $180.00


Description

Experience Taupo’s Multiple Sensations.

With Rapid Sensations and Kayaking Kiwi you will experience the Central North Island’s Outdoor Playground. Kayak on Lake Taupo’s fresh clear waters to the Maori Rock Carvings, or, join us for a scenic Kayak Kruise down the Waikato River, with a stop at the natural hot springs.
If you’re after an adrenaline rush- then inquire about White Water Rafting Adventures on the Tongariro River the whole family can share or explore Taupo’s sensational scenery by mountain bike- Guided tours or freedom hire.

We are Taupo’s Premier Outdoor Adventure Providers.


Options

#1 - Bike & Soak

Mountain Bike our Taupo tracks,(half day) enjoy some thrills and fresh air whilst you see New Zealand's magical landscape up close.

When you have finished your adventure you are in for a real treat, return to relax in the luxurious De Brett's thermal hot pools. Soak in the natural thermal water at the end of a magical day.


#2 - Paddle & Soak

Enjoy Kayaking to the Maori Carvings on beautiful Lake Taupo with your guide.

Experience the natural beauty of New Zealand's largest lake and majestic Maori carvings. Learn about the history of the carvings and much more.

When you return relax in the luxurious De Brett's thermal hot pools.

Soak in the natural thermal water at the end of a magic day.


#3 - Sizzlin Combo

Come on a Mountain Bike Ride followed by a Kayak Kruise!
2 Hour Freedom Mountain Bike Hire followed by a Scenic Waikato Kayak Kruise stopping at the hot pools for a soak.

Cost:$70.00pp

Minimum number required: 2 people


#4 - Twilight Kayak 'n Cruise

Twilight Kayak Tour – Not to be missed – for 8 – 14 persons.

-Maori Rock Carvings

-Gorgeous Sunsets on Lake Taupo

-Return journey on board Chris Jolly Boat Charter

Kayakers will be picked up at 4.30pm from outside the Information Centre from there you will depart Jerusalem Bay at approx 5pm with your guide, to catch the sunset on the water whilst kayaking to see the Maori rock Carvings. Chris Jolly's charter boat will meet here to pick up kayakers and boats, from here you are able to relax and take a gentle cruise back to Taupo Boat Harbour while enjoying a fabulous sunset . (Nibbles included) (Fully licenced bar on board)

This is not a scheduled trip, dependent on boat and kayak availability.

Approx 4 hour round trip duration, Minimum number 4

Cost: $180.00pp


#5 - Waikato Kayak Cruise

Enjoy the tranquility of the Waikato River with a guided Kayak Cruise! This scenic trip takes you through a pumice gorge with clear, slow moving waters. Watch from the water as people bungy jump from the high platform above and enjoy a hot soak in natural thermal springs. This scenic Waikato River Kayak Cruise is fully guided and is an unforgettable experience. The Kayak Cruise on the Waikato River is suitable for all ages.

From the Control Gates Reserve. Only a short five min stroll from the Taupo Town Centre

Times 9:30am, 2:30pm all year round & 5:30pm (December – March only)Meet 30 min prior to each trip departure
Please Allow 2 hours (1.5 hrs fun on the water)
What to bring: Quick drying shorts or trousers – No Jeans for safety reasons, Slip-on shoes or sandals, If you plan to have a soak in the Hot Springs bring Swim wear and Towel


#6 - Kayaking Kiwi - Kayak to Maori Carvings

These Maori Rock Carvings are only accessible from the water. Sea Kayaking allows you to get up close to the carvings with plenty of time to study their details, learn their history & how they were carved, and also learn about their cultural significance. A unique New Zealand experience.
Stop for a break on the beach and enjoy some classic kiwi treats such as ANZAC cookies, slice and tea, coffee or Milo (kiwi style of hot chocolate) or an orange drink . In summer there is time for swimming, while in winter there is the opportunity to further explore Mine Bay before our return paddle home.

This trip is fully guided, no experience is needed to enjoy the Kayak to the Maori Carvings. We use double kayaks for safe, stable kayaking. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Should the weather conditions be unsuitable we offer a superb alternative location and please note that this trip is best suited to people over eleven years of age.

From We provide a courtesy shuttle from the Taupo i-site, 30 min prior to each trip departure
Times Summer 8am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm* Winter 9am or 12pm (on demand)
Please Allow 4 hours (3 hrs on the lake) *3 hrs for evening trip
What to bring with you: A water bottle (or purchase one from us), Quick drying shorts or trousers – No Jeans for safety reasons, Slip-on shoes or sandals & Swim wear and Towel in summer
Adult: $98.00pp -Child under 18yrs $85.00pp
Minimum age 11years 1/1 Adult Ratio
Minimum number: 2 pax


#7 - Huka Craters Cruise - Guided Ride

Explore the unique and geothermal surroundings of Craters of the Moon and build your riding skills on a variety of single tracks.Depending upon ability, peddle alongside the Waikato River which leads to the Huka Falls! Children's bikes are available to making this the perfect family adventure!

From Our base (413 Huka Falls Road) contact us for guided trip time on the day.
Please Allow 3 hrs. (2 hrs. riding time)
Prices: $75 PP
Minimum number: 2 People


#8 - Mountain Biking - Freedom Hire - 2 hours

Enjoy the freedom and hire a bike and heading off from here.Our base is located on the doorstep of Taupo's best mountain bike tracks. With easy access to the Craters of the Moon, Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam and other local attractions for you to explore! See below for details, we have children's bikes available too!We have lots of other adventure options that we can arrange for you, please inquire for further details on the W2K Track (Whakaipo Bay – Kinloch), Customized Trips and Heli-biking options.

21 speed, front suspension Mountain bikes
Children's Bikes now available
2 hrs,3 hrs, half, and full day options available +Helmets, Pump and spare tube
Detailed trail map available for purchase

Winter hours 10am to 4pm
Summer hours 9am to 5pm


#9 - Mountain Biking - Freedom Hire - 3 hours

Enjoy the freedom and hire a bike and heading off from here.Our base is located on the doorstep of Taupo's best mountain bike tracks. With easy access to the Craters of the Moon, Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam and other local attractions for you to explore! See below for details, we have children's bikes available too!We have lots of other adventure options that we can arrange for you, please inquire for further details on the W2K Track (Whakaipo Bay – Kinloch), Customized Trips and Heli-biking options.

21 speed, front suspension Mountain bikes
Children's Bikes now available
2 hrs,3 hrs, half, and full day options available +Helmets, Pump and spare tube
Detailed trail map available for purchase

Winter hours 10am to 4pm
Summer hours 9am to 5pm


#10 - Mountain Biking - Freedom Hire - 4 hours

Enjoy the freedom and hire a bike and heading off from here.Our base is located on the doorstep of Taupo's best mountain bike tracks. With easy access to the Craters of the Moon, Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam and other local attractions for you to explore! See below for details, we have children's bikes available too!We have lots of other adventure options that we can arrange for you, please inquire for further details on the W2K Track (Whakaipo Bay – Kinloch), Customized Trips and Heli-biking options.

21 speed, front suspension Mountain bikes
Children's Bikes now available
2 hrs,3 hrs, half, and full day options available +Helmets, Pump and spare tube
Detailed trail map available for purchase

Winter hours 10am to 4pm
Summer hours 9am to 5pm


#11 - Mountain Biking - Freedom Hire - Full Day

Enjoy the freedom and hire a bike and heading off from here.Our base is located on the doorstep of Taupo's best mountain bike tracks. With easy access to the Craters of the Moon, Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam and other local attractions for you to explore! See below for details, we have children's bikes available too!We have lots of other adventure options that we can arrange for you, please inquire for further details on the W2K Track (Whakaipo Bay – Kinloch), Customized Trips and Heli-biking options.

21 speed, front suspension Mountain bikes
Children's Bikes now available
2 hrs,3 hrs, half, and full day options available +Helmets, Pump and spare tube
Detailed trail map available for purchase

Winter hours 10am to 4pm
Summer hours 9am to 5pm


Reviews


avatar - Oct 2013 -

TOM REINHART

We were lucky enough to have some spectacular weather and our guide was very informed and helpful, the homemade cake/biscuits and hot tea half way through were also very welcome.

avatar - Feb 2013 -

SHARON CALLAHAN

Had a great time, I was a novice rider so had a bit of a spill but lovely lady at the desk (can't remember her name) picked me up in her van & patched me up. My husband had an awesome time!!

avatar - Jan 2013 -

VICKI COOPER

Guide was funny and knowledgeable - very patient and good humoured withour youngest who had no kayaking experience.

avatar - Dec 2012 -

JASON KOCIOLEK

Had a great day on the lake with Ian and Amy. Great adventure for the whole family in calm crystal clear waters. The brownies and cookies were also great.

avatar - Sep 2012 -

HELEN GROVER

Beautiful day and guides were excellent.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If a cancellation is made within 7 days of arrival day, loss of 20% of the total booking price.