Haruru Falls Kayaking

Haruru Falls Kayaking

3 hours | Bay of Islands | B I 1 - 7 4 5
Average Guest Rating
$ 89.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Min. age: 5 years | Max. weight: 265 lbs. (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Haruru Falls
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Photographers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will thrill at the sight of the Waitangi Estuary's serene beauty from a unique perspective-from the cockpit of a kayak. Whether this is your first time kayaking or you're an old pro, this excursion is fun for adventurers as young as five. You'll depart the Waitangi pier with your guide and walk across the Waitangi Bridge to your waiting kayak. A safety briefing and basic paddling instructions will be provided at the departure site. Then, you'll don your gear, push off into the water and navigate through the Waitangi Estuary's sheltered waters. In the mangrove forest you'll paddle past woody vegetation, gnarled tree trunks, mangrove trees and ferns that create leafy green tunnels to the unique Haruru Waterfall. Finally, you'll stop for refreshments at Waitangi Beach with views of the waterfall and a chance for a refreshing swim before returning to the pier.

Special Notes:

Guests should be in good physical condition and be able to paddle. No prior kayaking experience is required - the kayaking portion of this tour is suitable to all ages and all levels of experience. All gear is provided. Wear sandals and suitable clothing as you may get wet. Bring water, insect repellant, sun block, sunhat, sunglasses, and your camera. Dry bags are available to protect your camera.

Sit-in, single and double kayaks are used. Kayak is one way and coach back to Waitangi. Maximum weight for participants is 265lbs (120kg). Minimum age is 5 years.

Child Price:

12 years & under only


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walk to Kayaking Base from Waitangi Wharf

Transport type: Walking
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:10
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Explore the Bay by Kayak - Waitangi Estuary & Haruru Falls

Transport type: Kayak
Time at site: 02:00
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Return to wharf by coach

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:50