Experience the calm waters of the Waitangi Estuary in a unique new way during this scenic, half-day kayaking tour.
Depart the Waitangi Wharf with your kayaking guide for the walk across the Waitangi Bridge to your awaiting kayaks. After receiving your safety instructions, you will commence your kayaking tour of the beautiful Waitangi Estuary. Along the way, you will see a proliferation of mangrove trees, and their extensive root systems protruding out from beneath the water's surface. These unique trees are the lifeblood of this estuary, and a favorite breeding ground for many small fish.
At the end of the Waitangi Estuary you will reach the Haruru Falls, which are surrounded on one side by the beautiful Waitangi Forest. Although not especially high, the Haruru Falls are still a spectacular sight, especially after any recent rainfall. Light refreshments will be served at a picnic area near the falls before returning to the Waitangi Wharf.
Please note: The Waitangi Estuary is normally very calm and well protected; however, it is recommended that guests have previous kayaking experience. This tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests should be in good physical condition. There are approximately 400 yards of walking from Waitangi Wharf to the kayaking center. Wear a bathing suit under shorts or a cover-up, beach shoes, a hat and sunglasses, and bring a jacket in case the weather turns cold. Participants must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests have a choice of single or double kayaks. Please inform the Destination Services Desk on board of your preference at least 48 hours in advance.