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Half-day excursions:

Puhoi River Tour

Kayak from Puhoi to Wenderholm Regional Park. Ideal for first time kayakers or those looking for a leisurely morning paddle. Our instructors offer paddling instruction and all equipment is provided as well as snacks. Timeframe – approximately 3 hours excluding travel time.

Price: Contact us to confirm the price for your group

Greenhithe to Albany Paddle

Cast off from Greenhithe harbour and kayak up the estuary to Albany. Stop for lunch, before returning with the tide for a well-earned rest. All equipment and snacks provided. Timeframe – approximately 3 – 4 hours excluding travel time

Price: Contact us to confirm the price for your group

Full-day trip:

Mahurangi Paddle

Departing from Mahurangi Regional Park we paddle across to Motuora Island, set up a picnic lunch and enjoy the views while sitting back and relaxing. After lunch, we explore nearby islands and shipwrecks before returning back to the mainland. All equipment and lunch provided. Transport can be arranged. Timeframe – start approx. 10am, return approximately 3pm depending on weather conditions.

Price: Contact us to confirm the price for your group

Weekend trip:

Whangaroa Harbour Discovery Paddle

Discover the beauty of the Bay of Island’s. We set off from Whangaroa Harbour to a secluded inlet and stay overnight at the original Department of Conservation Hut (sleeping bag and camping attitude essential). Explore the local camping trails in the surrounding bush covered hills. Settle in on Saturday evening for a delicious cafe style meal and wine, before hitting the sack to be ready for Sunday’s activities.

On Sunday morning, we depart from the inlet and paddle out onto the east coast, navigating through sea caves and keeping eyes peeled for dolphins and penguins (normally easy to spot). We stop for lunch at one of the many small, private beach inlets before heading back into the Whangaroa Harbour to pack up boats and gear. On the way back to Auckland we stop at a local pub/cafe in Kawakawa for a well-deserved celebratory meal. Estimated time of arrival back into Auckland is 6:30pm.

All food, accommodation, transport and equipment provided. Please note: this trip requires a reasonable level of fitness. Hut accommodation is basic.

Price: Contact us to confirm the price for your group