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Waitara River Kayak Tour

$110 per person

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

For those slightly more adventurous at heart, this is a scenic trip with exciting grade 2 rapids. The lower part of the Waitara River is very safe and an ideal introduction to the thrill of white water paddling.
A Grade Two section is available. Allow 5 hours. $110 per person. Previous kayaking experience necessary.

Kayak Tour Details

Allow three and a half hours for this kayak tour.

No previous experience is necessary, but a reasonable level of mobility and fitness is required.
Kayak tours are run in suitable river levels.
This kayak tour is suitable for children 6 years and over accompanied by an adult, or 10 years old on their own.

What’s Included?

  • All kayaking and safety equipment
  • Wetsuits and booties are available if you don’t have your own
  • Stable sit-on-tops are used
  • All tuition from our experienced qualified kayak guides
  • Snacks
  • FREE digital photos and a guaranteed great time!

Departure Times

Departure is at either 9 am or 1 pm.
Meeting at the ‘get out’ is preferable, or we can do a pickup and drop off from Canoe & Kayak Taranaki – 468 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth.

What to Bring

For kayaking bring swimming clothes and warm extra layers– polar fleece, merino or polypropylene – do not wear cotton. Wear well-fitting wet shoes or old sneakers.
Also bring water, sunscreen, sunhat, personal medication, and sunglasses.
Once the tour has finished have a towel, change of warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc.

Fantastic afternoon trip on the Waitara River. Our 2 girls aged 10 and 8 had an awesome time and my eldest had her own kayak, the rapids were great. Peter, our tour guide was awesome, would highly recommend this trip.

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

To Book 
Please call 06 751 2340
or email [email protected]

We took our 3 kids (10, 12, 18 years) on a half-day trip down the Waitara River with this group, and it was fantastic! The guides were very safety conscious, gave clear instructions, and were friendly and encouraging at all times. It was a great mix of action, relaxation, fun, and challenge and we would highly recommend this company to anyone. We’ll be back again soon for another fantastic outing!

School or Business Groups – Please contact us for a quote.

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

Please contact Canoe & Kayak if you are in any doubt as to whether it will be running.
Bookings essential.