Waiuku Estuary Kayak Adventure

Waiuku Estuary Kayak Adventure (WEKA) Tours

Weekends - Saturday and Sunday (and Public Holidays)
Daily during School Holidays
Labour Weekend to Easter

And any good weather days in Winter. (Please enquire)

(Between 9:00am to 5:00pm)
2 hrs either side of High tide at Onehunga (Onehunga Tide Charts 2013)

Bookings essential


Price per head / seat is only per paddler. Eg. group in photo above has family of 5, but were only charged for 3 paddlers.

Kayak the Waiuku Estuary. Sheltered scenic kayaking from the historic Kentish Hotel to the Waitangi Falls (2.5km). Have a picnic lunch, jump off the falls with the local kids, then leisurely kayak back via the Waiuku Sandspit beach (if time and tide allow you may extend your trip at no extra cost cruising around the sheltered inlets). You start and finish alongside the Waiuku Museum opposite the Information Centre. You begin with basic paddle instruction and safety rules (everyone wears a buoyancy vest) and set off on your journey.

Take your own lunch or snacks and a drink bottle and a camera (in a plastic bag). You should see a range of local birdlife (for example - heron, kingfisher, South Island pied oyster catcher, fantail, welcome swallow and ducks.




The Kentish Hotel (New Zealands oldest continuous license built 1852) has lunches and a garden bar. There are a number of good cafes a short distance from our base.



The estuary is tidal with no rapids and you will need to allow 2 hrs on the water for your trip.


WEKA Rates Single ruddered seakayak $50 (1 adult or child 12 yrs plus)
  Double ruddered seakayak $100 (1 adult and non paddling child up to 5yrs)
  *Single kayak SOT or recreational $40* (2 adults)
  *Double kayak SOT (Sit on Top) $80* (2 adults and a non paddling child up to 5yrs)
  *Double kayak SOT $80* (2 adults and up to 2 non paddling children )

We use single and double ruddered sea kayaks (minimum age 12 years).

*For family groups and younger paddlers we have both sit in side and sit on top recreational kayaks available.



Kayak Hire by the Hour on the sheltered waters of the Waiuku Estuary

*Single kayak SOT


*Double kayak SOT



Trips subject to availability and can be paid for at our Waiuku base on the day.

Prebooking essential as trips are tide dependent. Ph 0800 Go By Kayak

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