The Boatshed Kayaks on LAKE KARAPIRO

The Boatshed Kayaks on LAKE KARAPIRO

Richard Clark

The Boatshed Kayaks, which was set up by Richard Clark in 2000 on his property on the edge of Lake Karapiro. It provides a one stop shop for all your kayaking needs whether, hiring, purchasing, or learning new skills. Karapiro offers an excellent venue with sheltered waters and 15 km of lake to explore.

Richard's kayak background is 14 years of Multisport paddling, competing in 11 Coast to Coast races plus numerous other events. The Boatshed has been training grade 2 paddlers for 8 years, with a huge number of paddlers experiencing their introduction to kayaking through The Boatshed. Robyn, although no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the business, is still a keen paddler and regularly competing in the Coast to Coast.

Richard is also involved in many of the other kayak disciplines such as sea kayaking, flat water racing, white water, kayak fishing, so can offer advice on most aspects of kayaking .

The Boatshed Kayaks Team Building


The ethos at the Boatshed has been based on getting people out there paddling, young and old, and therefore growing kayaking as a sport or recreational activity.

The range of activities offered at Boatshed are huge, just click on this link see what interests you
Kayak Store Open
Seven Days


Richard Clark
Richard Clark
Richard is the owner-operator of The Boatshed Kayaks. He is also the race director for the Maungatautari Mission multi-sport race. Richard has completed the Speight's Coast-to-Coast event many times as an individual competitor. In this photo he is enjoying a glass of champagne during a recent celebration for the launching of a new kayak at the Boatshed.


We are perched above Lake Karapiro over looking the lake, just 10min from Cambridge, 45min from Hamilton, 15min from Te Awamutu. We have a brown tourism sign erected on SH1 that's hard to miss!

This map shows where we are in relation to Cambridge:

Location Of The Boatshed Kayaks on Lake Karapiro


Contact Richard Clark at The Boatshed Kayaks
Phone: +64 (0)7 827 8286
Mobile: +64 (0)27 275 8724

Or email Richard using the form below ...


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