- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration2 hrs
Discover the Bay of Islands and the stunning Haruru Waterfall on this kayaking journey from Paihia.
Designed for beginners or those who simply want to take it easy, the Discovery Tour is a 2 hour one-way tour. A friendly local guide will lead you the entire way and will transport you back via vehicle once you have reached the end of the kayaking excursion. The guides are not only super entertaining and fun, they love to tell amazing Maori legends and captivating history. Your guide will also be sure to take pictures throughout the journey free of charge.
Starting from the beach base in Paihia, your guide will provide a safety briefing and explanation on how to best use the double sea kayaks. These kayaks are very stable and easy to operate. Now it’s time to hit the water and paddle! You will begin the two hour journey to the unique horseshoe shaped Haruru Waterfall that will playfully spray you! On the way you will catch sight of the incredible mangrove forest, local wildlife, and surrounding scenery of this beautiful place. At the end of the tour, you will be transported back to the beach base.
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Sunscreen, dry bags, and water pistols will be available for free use.
In the warmer months of November – March bathers or shorts and a t-shirt with flip-flops (jandals) or water shoes.
In the winter months, shorts and a t-shirt and another layer, an outer shell, and flip-flops (jandals) or water shoes.
- Pick up/drop off local service
- Kayaking equipment
- Flip flops (jandals) or water shoes
- Water bottle