Tauranga Daytime Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

Gentle and pleasurable tour pace
Absorb the natural ambience of the area
Experience the lush birdlife and bushland
Row by towering cliffs and native flora canopies
Knowledgable and experienced tour guide
Safety equipment included

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Fri, Jun 14, 2024

What you can expect

Explore the beautiful Lake McLaren and in New Zealand's Tauranga region with a guided scenic kayaking tour. Departing at 9am, this 3-hour tour takes you from Waimarino to the shoreline of Lake McLaren. From here you'll climb into a double sea kayak (single available upon request) to embark on a water adventure that will keep you completely dry.

With the help of a full safety briefing from your experienced tour guide, you'll embark on an adventure to explore this beautiful lake. All members of the group are provided with life jackets, waterproof splash jacket, a spray skirt for the lid of the kayak so your legs stay dry and a dry bag for your camera.

A scenic, relaxing and enjoyable experience, there's no better way to explore Lake McLaren within the Tauranga region. A must-do tour for all ages, you'll paddle past beautiful flora and fauna as well as into the Mangapapa Canyon, a deep canyon surrounded by towering cliffs.

An incredible journey that will provide you with some amazing photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for those with a moderate level of fitness and children of all ages, with those under 5 years of age able to sit on an adult's lap for free.


What you need to know

  • Transport from Waimarino to tour departure site, and return
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Full safety briefing with the travel guide
  • Dry and stable double sea kayaks (singles available upon request, subject to availability)
  • A spray skirt (This goes around the lid of the kayak to keep your legs dry)
  • Personal life-saving vest
  • Waterproof splash jacket
  • Dry bag for cameras
  • Bottle water
  • Snacks
  • Sun protection
  • This scenic kayaking tour will have you gently paddling around Lake McLaren, located within the Tauranga region
  • Absorb the serenity of the area and get back in touch with nature with the calming ambience Lake Mclaren
  • Experience the lush birdlife and bushland, all within a paddles' reach
  • Kayak into the breathtaking Mangapapa canyon where the water is as deep as the towering cliffs which will surround you and the native flora form a canopy overhead
  • The Tauranga Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour is a must-do Tauranga tour.
  • 9am departure
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Please meet at Waimarino Adventure Park: 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga
What To Bring
  • Bottled water
  • Sun protection: Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Optional change of clothes
Additional Information
  • Moderate fitness required
  • Children under 5yrs are welcome to sit on a guardians lap free of charge
  • Two person minimum for all kayak tours to operate (Disregarding children under 5yrs)
  • Waimarino reserves the right to cancel the tour on the day, due to weather or any safety concerns. If this is done, the tour will be postponed or a full refund will be made
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements