Scenic Lake Mclaren Kayak Tour - 3 Hours

Paddle through the stunning Mangapapa canyon and discover a new level of tranquillity on Lake McLaren!
Tauranga, New Zealand
3 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 9.00am. End 12.00pm.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Not included
What's Included

  • All equipment and kayaks
  • Professional guides
  • Fully guided tour
  • Transport to and from Waimarino Adventure Park to tour launch site
Why do we love this

We love that you get to paddle so close to native birds on this tour! It's the perfect way to see some of New Zealand's flora and fauna. 

What to Expect

Escape into a magical world on Lake McLaren. This kayaking tour takes you on a journey across one of New Zealand's most gorgeous waterways. It's an experience like no other! 

Your tour begins at 9.00 am. Transport to and from Waimarino Adventure Park to the launch site is included. 

Start with an instruction brief from your guides, where you'll learn how to paddle and use your kayak. Once you feel comfortable it's time to head onto the water. 

Here, on the calm waters of Lake McLaren is where serenity takes a new name. Enjoy an easy, peaceful tour and spot some of New Zealand's native wildlife along the way. Glide past a multitude of birdlife, and watch the winding streams enter the lake's edge. Bliss!

As you paddle, you'll learn about the history of the land from the comfort of your kayak.  Listen to your guide as they tell you fascinating information about the area. 

Then, follow your guide into the stunning Mangapapa canyon. This is a stunning natural wonder, where native bush appears to touch and form a cave. Paddling through this naturally formed archway is a magical experience! 

After approximately 1 hour on the water, it's time to head back to the river bank.

This experience runs for approximately 3 hours in total and is suitable for all ages. You are led by professional guides and no kayaking experience is necessary. 


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Warm comfortable clothing,
  • Casual footwear
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Two person minimum for all kayak tours to operate. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation made 24hrs prior to the scheduled departure, with the consultation of the Waimarino Group manager - 100% refund.
  • Less than 24 hours prior to departure - no refund.
  • Failure to present for tour - no refund. 
  • Postponement to another day will not incur any charges. Please contact us no less than 3 hours prior to your tour's departure to arrange this.
  • Waimarino Group 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. 


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