Ohiwa Harbour is a safe natural inlet on the Bay of Plenty coast in the North
Island of New Zealand. The Harbour covers about 26 square kilometres.
It was formed around 6,000 years ago and is protected by two sand spits,
Ohope, 6km long on the west, and Ohiwa, less than 1km on the east. With six islands, many hidden beaches and great picnic stops, it's a wonderful place to explore. A kayak hire includes a comprehensive safety briefing and instruction for beginners, as well as providing you with a map and route plan. If you want to take along a camera we have dry bags available.
Ohiwa's bird life is one of the main attractions, with Ohiwa being an internationally recognised bird watching mecca. There's also the chance to encounter some of teh Harbour's resident rays and occasionally orca, who visit the Harbour several times a year. Water bottles, sunscreen and hats are essential. It's recommended that you wear board shorts and a light thermal top.