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Scenic 4WD and Sea Kayaking Tour - 4 Hours

Scenic 4WD and Sea Kayaking Tour - 4 Hours


  • Scenic 4WD tour over an extinct volcano with plenty of photo ops
  • Kayak along a stunning marine reserve home to a wealth of unique wildlife
  • No kayak experience is necessary

Excite at the chance to drive over the rim of an extinct volcano before an awe-inspiring kayak tour at Pohatu Marine Reserve. Enjoy the serenity as you paddle past towering cliffs, reefs and deep sea caves, with the only interruptions being from friendly seals, penguins, dolphins and sea birds.

What's Included?

  • Scenic drive by 4WD minivan with photo stops along the way
  • Guided double kayak tour
  • Experienced and qualified guides
  • All sea-kayaking gear with dry bags for cameras

Departing Akaroa, enjoy a breathtaking scenic drive in a 4WD minivan, passing over the rim of an extinct volcano. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way with commentary to ensure you get the most out of your adventure. After the drive, take a seat in a double kayak for a magical paddle around Pohatu Marine Reserve. Explore the outer coast of this stunning area, marvelling at surreal towering volcanic cliffs, rock stacks, reefs and deep sea caves. If sea conditions permit, you will uncover Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch along the way. As you glide across the brilliant blue waters, an array of unique wildlife may pop by to say hello. Look out for friendly fur seals, feisty Little Penguins, playful dolphins and an abundance of sea birds. It's a wonderfully serene way to spend the afternoon.

Session Length

  • Please allow four hours for the entire experience, with 1-1.5 hours on the kayak
  • Departs at 12pm from October to April and 11.15am from May to September


  • Participants must have a good level of fitness
  • Children need to be over six years old and parents need to be able to manoeuvre a kayak on their own
  • Bring sun protection
  • Pohatu is on a private property s you can safely leave all of your gear in the van while you kayak


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of two and a maximum of sixteen participants per trip.


If the weather is unsuitable on the day of your experience, the provider will work to reschedule you or put you on a different tour.

Dress Code

Please wear sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and comfortable weather-suitable clothing you don't mind getting a little wet.

This experience departs from Akaroa and takes place in Pohatu Bay.

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