Guided Waitangi River Kayak Tour with Lunch - Full Day

Bay of Islands, Northland

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  • See Haruru Falls waterfall by kayak
  • Picnic lunch in a spectacular setting
  • Discover beautiful islands

Setting off from Waitangi Beach, paddle up the sheltered waters of the Waitangi Estuary to spend time exploring the fascinating Mangrove Forests and the unique horseshoe shaped waterfall at Haruru. Stop for a swim and picnic lunch on a deserted island.

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  • Duration - 1 Day
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Equipment and safety gear provided
  • Professional tour guide
  • Refreshments (fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits) and picnic style lunch

Head out onto the incredible Waitangi River with your guide and take in this incredible corner of the country.

Although the Waitangi River is a tidal river there is no white water and it is sheltered from wind and waves making it suitable for beginners and the more advanced paddler alike.

Once at the unique horseshoe shaped waterfall the group will stop, relax and enjoy refreshments on the beach at the base of the waterfalls. If you fancy it you can avail of the pit stop to go for a swim. From here you will make your way along the historic Waitangi coastline passing the giant Waka shed with views of the Maori Canoes, stopping for lunch on the deserted Motumarie Island.

The river offers beautiful scenery and great bird wildlife and your guide will share with you the rich history of the area and the Maori legends as you take in the abundant wildlife in its natural habitat.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow 6 hours for this experience

Numbers on the Day

There is a minimum of 2 required for this trip to go ahead.

... and Importantly


No kayaking experience is necessary for this tour.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy:

  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances