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Kayaking

Kayak tours are a great way to exercise and see the beautiful natural surroundings we enjoy here in the Bay of Plenty. Choose from open ocean trips, lake tours and river runs. Grab a fishing rod and catch dinner while you’re at it!

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Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks paddle. At dusk our guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the hills. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

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Freedom Kayak Hire

Whakatane

Hire a single or double kayak and explore Ohiwa Harbour, jewel of the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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KG Kayaks

Whakatane

Kayaking adventures for independent travellers, family groups, businesses and schools. We offer guided tours, hires and tuition at a number of locations around Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty.

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Waimarino Adventure Park

Tauranga

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with our Supreme adventure park pass options, or if you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.

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Waimarino Sea Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Explore the wildlife surrounding the Tauranga Harbour in the comfort of a sea kayak. This tour is the ultimate choice for the independent explorer.

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Waimarino Wairoa River Tour

Tauranga

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino.

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Coastal Adventure

Whakatane

explore Whakatane's magical coast, paddling past eternally beautiful Otarawairere Bay and through rocky channels to hidden beaches. Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the East Cape and out to White Island and expect wildlife encounters with gannets, rays and penguins and in winter, fur seals.

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Whale Island Kayaking

Whakatane

sail to Whale Island (Moutohora), a wildlife management reserve. Enjoy magical kayaking with sea caves, seal encounters and a visit the hot water beach. Hear the stories behind the regeneration of this beautiful island, home to a population of kiwi and the legendary tuatara.

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River Rats Raft and Kayak

Rotorua

River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years.

Theres something for everyone, a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip through to full on grade 5 action.

Kayak freedom…

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Glow Worm Kayaking Experience

Tauranga

We start this trip by meeting at the beautiful Lake McLaren. As the evening takes hold and it gets darker, we move up the lake and into a river system when the glow worms start to come out for the night.

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River Rats Raft & Kayak - Wairoa Grade 5 Rafting

Tauranga

​The Wairoa courses through a stunning rock and tree lined gorge. The trip combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top white water action. This dame release river only runs selected Sundays from September to May

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WILDSIDE ADVENTURES ISLAND SNORKELING

Tauranga

Join us on an on a wildlife cruise to Mayor Island(Tuhua) or Motiti Island where we'll snorkel and explore the marine life that inhabit this pristine marine environment.

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