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Full Day 'Private' Adventure

  • Full day of adventure. 
  • Walk, Bike and a Private Twilight Kayak Glowworm Tour.
  • Grade easy to medium
  • Lunch included

$239pp - Fully Inclusive

The day starts at LDA's base were we will fit you with your bikes, then hop aboard our comfortable shuttle van. We will take you to Jones Landing where your adventure will start. First up -  An easy hours walk along the Waikato River Trail, with views of Lake Arapuni and beyond. We will then meet you with your bikes at the Arapuni Dam. The ride continues along the Waikato River Trail for 2km into the village of Arapuni where you will stop for lunch at the Rhubarb cafe. After lunch, you continue on 12km back to our base. Time for a quick break.

Then the next highlight of the day begins. You will meet your guide and be kitted out ready for your private 'Twilight Kayak Glowworm Tour'. The next 3 hours you will enjoy the magic of the Pokaiwhenua canyon, stories from your experienced guide, a few tasty treats and finally an experience like no other as you float silently back through the canyon surrounded by twinkling glowworms. If your lucky there will be small waterfalls downs the walls of the canyon providing background music and stars above to top it all off.

Tri-ventures

Walk, Ride & Kayak all in one day!

  • Walk along part of the Waikato River Trail, travelling through some spectacular native bush. Stop at the lookout high above Jones' Landing to view the pink hues of the ignimbrite bluffs of the upper Arapuni lake
  • Meet up with our bikes and ride from Arapuni Dam through the village and over the swing-bridge back to our base.
  • Ride over native wetlands on the Huihuitaha Boardwalk (keeping an eye out for Pukekos)
  • Kayak either from from our base and up the picturesque Pokaiwhenua Stream to explore the canyon.

Challenge yourself a bit more:

*Join an evening guided kayak tour searching for Titiwai (NZ Glow Worm)*


For those wanting to take things a little easier, or take longer to enjoy the surrounding area, do it over two days and stay in local accommodation.

TriVenture #1

  • Walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam
  • View the the pink hues of the ignimbrite bluffs
  • Ride from Arapuni Dam to Little Waipa (or our base)
  • Kayak from Little Waipa to our base, OR
  • Kayak from our base up the Pokaiwhenua Stream
  • Includes Shuttle, Bike & Kayak Hire
  • Minimum 2 people

$100 pp un-guided

$145 pp fully guided

TriVenture #2

  • Walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam
  • Ride from Arapuni Dam to Little Waipa or beyond
  • Glow worm tour by kayak at night
  • Includes shuttle, bike hire & guided kayak glow worm tour
  • Minimum numbers apply

$149 pp un-guided

$199 pp fully guided

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Pedal and Paddle Combo

Combine our 2 best experiences. Ride the Waikato River Trail, with your bike or ours. We'll shuttle you up to the Arapuni Dam and then you can ride back to our base. Approx. 12.5km. Once you've caught your breath - take an evening kayak 'Glowworm' tour up the Pokaiwhenua Canyon, and experience the magic that happens once the sun sets.

To book this combo - please give us a call or send us an email.

Packages

We can tailor make a package to suit you and your group. Our area has so much to offer!

  • Bike, SUP and Kayak hire
  • Multi mountain bike parks and cycle trails
  • Glow Worm tours
  • Sanctuary Mountain
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Camjet
  • Local farm tours and more!

We have many different accommodation options for 2 or more people.

Choose one of our standard packages below, or call us today to arrange a tailor made package for you and your group.

Guided Bike / Kayak Day Trip

Take a guided mountain bike tour on the first section of the Waikato River Trail. 14km on undulating Grade 2 - 3 track alongside the mighty Waikato River - NZ's longest - past farmland & native bush. More difficult sections are walkable if necessary.
Then paddle the southern portion of Lake Karapiro over the submerged Horahora Dam & up the scenic Pokaiwhenua Stream.

Along the way view some of New Zealand's flora & fauna - from large Miros, Manuka & other native trees to Piwakawaka (fantail) and Karearea (NZ Falcon) plus much more...

  • Trip duration is approx 6 hours
  • All bikes, helmets, kayaks, safety gear plus guide and shuttle supplied
  • You bring yourself, camera, water bottle, sunscreen and a 'let's go' attitude!
  • Minimum numbers apply


Price: $145 pp

THE WEEKENDER #1

Arrive Friday afternoon & settle into your accommodation.

Friday Evening - enjoy a 3 hour fully guided Kayak Glow Worm Tour.

Saturday AM - Walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam, then ride the Waikato River Trail back to our HQ. You can even stop for coffee (if required) on the way...

Saturday PM - visit Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain.
Shuttle back to your accommodation to enjoy a quiet evening - light the barbeque & relax.

Sunday AM - Shuttle to Cambridge & enjoy the thrill of Camjet - either the Adrenaline Tour or the Ecological Tour, it's your choice.

Sunday Midday - Ride the Te Awa cycle trail from the Avantidrome in Cambridge - home of NZ's champion cyclists - to the Karapiro Domain - home of NZ's champion rowers.

  • From 2 - 8 people
  • From $350 pp
  • Continental breakfast supplied each day

THE WEEKENDER #2

Arrive Friday afternoon & settle into your accommodation. Continental breakfast supplied.

Friday evening - take a 3hr Kayak Glow Worm Tour.

Saturday - Cycle part of the Waikato River Trail with a shuttle to Waotu Quarry & then ride (grade 3) to Waipapa Dam for a lunch break & then onto Mangakino. Shuttle back to your accommodation to enjoy a "quiet" evening - light the barbeque & relax.

Sunday am - visit Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain.

Sunday pm - Shuttle to Cambridge & enjoy the thrill of The Camjet - either the Adrenaline Tour or The Ecological Tour - your choice..

  • 2 - 8 people
  • From $350 pp
 

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