Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. 10km flat water paddle - guided or unguided options


$75 - $110

Explore the upper reaches of Tauranga's Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior kayaking experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino. Enjoy the peaceful wildlife as you float past in one of our sea kayaks. Stop enroute for a snack or just simply relax on the side and watch time drift by. This is a must-do kayak tour and adventure for anyone visiting Tauranga.
No kayaking experience necessary.

Approx 10 km flat water paddle.

Transport is included in the kayak tour prices from Waimarino to tour launch site, kayaks and relevant equipment provided.
Approximately 2 ½ -3 hour kayaking trip.
All ages welcome. The oldest person to enjoy the kayak tour thus far was an 84-year old woman and the youngest was six months.

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Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
10 minutes drive

Proximity to airport:
15 minutes drive

Proximity to bus:
10 minutes drive


Weather Considerations:
Only cancelled in very bad weather



Adult $75 - $110
Child $55 - $99

Activity Duration:
2.5-3.5 hours

Other Charges:
Transfers from hotel at extra $25 per person

Cancellation Policy:
Waimarino reserves the right to cancel the tour on the day, due to weather or any safety concerns. If this is done, the tour will be postponed or a full refund will be made.
If a cancellation is made within 48hrs prior to the scheduled departure, with consultation of the Waimarino manager, a full refund will be made. A postponement to another day, will also not incur any charges.