Tongariro Adventures

Kayak the Kuratau with Tongariro Adventures

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards, the most chilled of our Tongariro Adventures! What better way to relax than to be at one with nature on the spectacularly beautiful Kuratau River. Paddle this navigable pristine river, surrounded by bush, birdsong and river trout.

Half Day: $45 - $70NZD per kayak. SUP: $50NZD
Full Day: $60 - $100 per kayak - daylight hours only 


Wheel your kayak or carry your Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) less than 2 minutes walk to the lake edge and paddle along the shores to the mouth of THE KURATAU RIVER. A shallow, gentle waterway flowing east from the Tongariro Forest to the Southwest shore of Lake Taupo.

Explore this serene waterway at your pace in your Tongariro Adventures kayak. As you meander through native bush, the only sound you will hear is native birdsong. And when you have done with paddling, just turn your kayak around and let the water current gently return you to Lake Taupo. 

Book your Kayak Adventure!

Call 0800 2 the Tong (284 386)





Another option for you, as you paddle your Tongariro Adventures Kayak on the Kuratau River - stop and enjoy some hospitality at Floating Rock Café. At a point, approx. 1.5km up from the river mouth, you can exit the river, pull the kayaks onto the grass area and walk 500mts up the steps to the café.

Here you can enjoy an assortment of food and beverages as you look down on the local vineyard and beyond. 




By prior arrangement, we can organise transport to and from your accommodation with our superior and comfortable shuttle.
We work to your timetable, wherever possible.

Please call us to arrange a date and time 

0800 2 the Tong (284 386)