Available All Year Round
Come and join us on our kayak tour up to the famous Haruru Falls. Haruru means “big noise” and we will get you right underneath these magic horseshoe-shaped falls to feel their full power.
Our tour starts on the beach just north of the roundabout on Marsden Road. We meet everyone at the beach where we will have the kayaks waiting for you! It is just past the roundabout if you are driving from Paihia to Waitangi. Google Maps……. 14 Te Karuwha Parade, Paihia and we are just over the road on the Beach. Just look for our van and the yellow kayaks!
At the departure point, we will kit you out in our modern sea kayaks and get you familiar with all the gear.
We use top of the line sea kayaks with rudders and spray skirts to keep water out of the kayak. After a little instruction we will head off up the river exploring the mangrove forests on our way to the falls.
As we go we can spot nesting birds and old Māori Pa sites. When we get to the falls this is where we can really have some fun!
Here we can get up close to the falls, get a few photos and for the more adventurous take a plunge under the falls. The Waitangi River is rich with history and Māori legend as your guide will tell you on the way.
After a paddle under the falls we will take a few photos and get out of the kayaks for a little before our paddle back down the river to where we started.
KAYAKING THROUGH THE MANGROVES IS TIDE DEPENDANT!
3 hours kayaking, with tours departing both morning and afternoon. See you there!