- Half day kayak adventure
- Local pick-up/drop-off service
- Tour photos
- Sunscreen and use of dry bags
- Use of water pistols
WHERE WE VISIT:
- Waitangi Inlet
- Haruru Waterfall
- Mangrove Forest
Waterfall Classic Kayak Tour
Paddle from the mouth of Waitangi Inlet, past the wondrous Haruru Waterfall and Mangrove Forest!
Why do we love this
We think paddling past Haruru Waterfall and exploring its base is pretty magical! It's something you wouldn't get on your everyday kayak tour and we think that's pretty cool.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This epic kayak trip is one incredible adventure! Plenty of paddling and waterfall action, this tour is one you'll never forget.
Departs daily at 10.00 am (year-round) and 2.00 pm (November - March) from the Waitangi Beach Base.
Start the day with complimentary pick up from local accommodation. You'll meet your fellow kayakers and head to the mouth of the Waitangi Inlet, where you're journey begins! Choose your kayaks, listen to a brief safety briefing and then get paddling!
You'll travel from Waitangi Inlet up to the base of the wondrous Haruru Waterfall. Enjoy playing the spray of this unique horseshoe-shaped waterfall while your guide snaps your photo!
Afterwards, stop and enjoy some refreshments with a view of the Falls.
As you make your way back to the Beach Base, you cruise by enchanting mangrove forests and will be able to watch some interesting and diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. Please note paddling inside the Mangrove Forest is tide dependent.
Your guide will share stories about the rich local history and Maori legends as you paddle. They'll also be taking photos of your experience, which will be available online in high resolution for you to download.
This tour takes approximately 3 hours and is suitable for beginners to experienced paddlers.
What should I bring?
Sun protection, a hat, towel, bug repellent (fall, winter, spring), camera (at your own risk). We give you complete instruction (90% of our paddlers have never kayaked before)
Will I get wet?
Yes. You will get wet as this is a water based activity. Most likely you will only get your feet wet getting in and out of the kayak.
How easy is paddling?
Very easy. Here’s why. Sea kayaks are longer than normal kayaks. This decreases the wave drag and so you require less effort to go forward. These kayaks are also fitted with a foot-operated rudder which keeps the kayak going straight. This means your energy is used to propel the kayak forward, not wasted trying to keep it straight.
Will I tip over?
Our kayaks are extremely stable. Capsizes are rare. The kayaks have extremely large cockpits. When a rare capsize occurs, the paddlers will usually fall out before the kayak is completely upside-down. For non-swimmers : remember, your buoyancy jacket will keep you floating. Our trained guides will right the kayak and get you back in without any hassle.
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