Half-Day Auckland North Head Guided Kayaking Tour

3 hr

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Group Tour

This 3 hour kayaking adventure is perfect for less experienced paddlers or those short on time. A 45 min paddle across Auckland's harbour will take you near the quaint maritime village of Devonport to Cheltenham beach, followed by a walk up to the historical military bunkers on North Head, where you can enjoy commanding views from the volcano's summit before paddling back to our Okahu bay base.
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Join this exciting 3-hour kayaking trip, perfect for those who are short on time, or just starting out kayaking.

Paddle from the base shop on the water’s edge at Okahu Bay, less than 10 minutes from downtown Auckland. Our guides are experienced and know how to keep you safe while on the water and they will fully brief you before we depart.

We first paddle across Auckland harbour to the quaint seaside village of Devonport and, from there, we paddle around North Head and land on beautiful Cheltenham beach. This is a lovely place for a swim. We then take a track from the beach around North Head and up to the summit for a fantastic view of Auckland harbour and the city. North Head is an extinct volcano which has been used from early times for defensive purposes. Your guide will show you the historic features of this interesting...
Join this exciting 3-hour kayaking trip, perfect for those who are short on time, or just starting out kayaking.

Paddle from the base shop on the water’s edge at Okahu Bay, less than 10 minutes from downtown Auckland. Our guides are experienced and know how to keep you safe while on the water and they will fully brief you before we depart.

We first paddle across Auckland harbour to the quaint seaside village of Devonport and, from there, we paddle around North Head and land on beautiful Cheltenham beach. This is a lovely place for a swim. We then take a track from the beach around North Head and up to the summit for a fantastic view of Auckland harbour and the city. North Head is an extinct volcano which has been used from early times for defensive purposes. Your guide will show you the historic features of this interesting and commanding Auckland landmark, including some of the many tunnels that were used by the military.

Important Details

Included
  • A guided walk to the top of North Head
  • Experienced guide (with ratio of 1 guide per 8 kayakers)
  • Use of double sea kayak
  • All necessary specialist kayaking safety equipment
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Departure Point
12 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for this tour is 16 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all kayakers on this tour
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems
  • Some walking uphill is involved
  • Clothing suitable for kayaking is required, including shorts, t-shirt, warm top, leggings (particularly in winter). Please do not wear denim, long pants (not even rolled up) or ¾ pants
  • All kayak tours are subject to favorable weather and sea conditions. If a tour is cancelled due to poor weather or sea conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.