Waiuku Estuary Kayak Adventure (WEKA) Tours

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

Any any good weather days in Winter (Please Enquire)                                                                                                                     

(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 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 plus swimming/food stops for your trip.


WEKA Rates Single seakayak (ruddered) $50 1 paddler, adult or child 12 yrs plus
  Single recreational kayak *$40 1 adult (and non paddling child up to 5yrs)


Double seakayak (ruddered) $100 2 paddlers, adults or older children
  Double recreational kayak *$80 2 adults (and a non paddling child up to 5yrs)
  Double SOT kayak *$80 2 adults (and up to 2 non paddling children )

    Our ruddered Sea Kayaks are $50 single and $100 double. Minimum age 12yrs.

  *We have both sit in side and sit on top recreational kayaks available for young families.


Kayak Hire by the Hour on the sheltered waters of the Waiuku Estuary
  Single kayak *$20  
  Double kayak *$40  


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

Prebooking essential as trips are tide dependent.

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