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Daytime Canyon Kayak Tour

Take in the beauty & unique history of Horahora while you paddle up the serene Pokaiwhenua Stream!


  • Family friendly adventure
  • Set your eyes on spectacular canyons carved out by water over hundreds of years ago
  • Learn about Horahora's unique history
  • Surround yourself with trees and birdsong

Looking for a serene adventure?

Take your friends and family on a guided tour and set eyes on beautiful nature & learn about Horahoras’ rich history.

We’ll start this tour at our base on Horahora Road, slowly make our way along the southern edge of Lake Karāpiro, then over the submerged village and power station that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.

Enjoy the beautiful ferns and trees draped over you while birds sing and feast your eyes on the amazing canyon carved out by water over hundreds of years. This tour is nothing short of spectacular.

Also, check out our Evening Glowworm Kayak Tour

Per person $99.00

What's included

  • We provide you with over pants, splash jackets and wet shoes
  • Kayaks & gear
  • Secure storage facilities where you can leave any additional belongings
  • Changing Facility


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • 396 Horahora Road, Waikato 3484, New Zealand


  • Minimum age: 8
    • Alcohol and smoking is not permitted.
    • Advertised weight limit for kayaking is 120kg.
    • All children under 15 years are to be accompanied by a capable adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


    • Minimum 4 pax to depart. Single bookings will be waitlisted to be confirmed.
    • There is no maximum age, as long as you are reasonably fit and able.
    • If weather conditions are adverse and we need to reschedule your tour, we will work with you to arrange a new date that suits.

Available Bookings from 08 Aug to 14 Aug 2022

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