Glowworm, Scenic and Adventure Kayak Tours


Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

The wonderful calm waters of Lake McLaren are where serenity takes a new name. Enjoy this easy, peaceful tour as you glide past a multitude of birdlife, and watch the winding streams enter the lake’s edge. Learn about the history of the land from the comfort of your kayak as you paddle towards the head of the lake. Follow your guide into the stunning Mangapapa canyon, where the native bush appears to touch and form a cave.

This tour is led by our professional guides and is suitable for all ages.

$145 Per Adult
$90 Per Child (5-15years)

3.5 Hour Tour Length, 1.5 hour Paddling Time, Fitness Level 2/5,
Must be 5+ Years

Waimarino 2018 (5 of 84)

Additional Information

Complementary transport is provided to and from Waimarino Adventure Park to the tour launch site. We can provide you with transport from your accommodation for an additional cost of $25pp. (Mount Maunganui & Tauranga central only). This option can be added to your tour upon booking.

This kayak tour can operate in almost all weather conditions. Please read our tour Terms & Conditions & contact Waimarino if in doubt.

Minimum 2 clients required.

What to Bring

Warm comfortable clothing (no jeans please)

Casual footwear




We Provide

High quality kayaking equipment

Buoyancy Aid

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