Distance from us
15 minutes drive
Opening times

Wednesday-Sunday, 9-5pm

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Paddling in a kayak is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Lake Karapiro and the Waikato River.

Kayaks, equipment and guides are available for hire from The Boatshed Cafe, in Amber Lane, beside Lake Karapiro.

The Boatshed can also arrange night trips for those who want to admire glow worms in the still of the night.

Many kayakers enter the annual Cambridge to Hamilton race, held every September as part of the Waikato River Restival. The 23km race is open to all types and classes of boats from stand-up paddleboards to waka and kayaks.