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Kayaking and Canoeing Tours in New Zealand

There is a great range of Sea Kayaking and Canoeing Holidays in New Zealand. You could try sea kayaking from Paihia in Northland, and explore the many islands of sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Also in the North Island, the Whanganui River Journey is the only canoeing trip to be part of the "Great Walks" network of New Zealand.

In New Zealand's South Island are Abel Tasman National Park and the Queen Charlotte Track. Both regions are extremely popular for combined kayaking and walking trips. Exploring these parks by both land and sea gives an entirely different perspective to your kayaking holiday.

1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe
1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe
North Island
Enjoy one of New Zealand’s Great Walks without actually hiking, tramping or mountaineering. Instead, spend the day sitting on a seat doing a sm...
2 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Break
2 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Break
South Island
Our overnight Beachfront Lodge Stays include: meals prepared by our skilled Lodge Hosts (dinner, breakfast, picnic lunch), share twin/double with ens...
2 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic
2 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic
South Island
The perfect holiday for you awaits at Abel Tasman National Park – one of New Zealand’s stunning national parks renowned for its golden ...
2 Day Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter Kayak & Walk
2 Day Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter Kayak & Walk
South Island
Stay in the Abel Tasman National Park for a night after a day of adventure in this Abel Tasman Remote Coast Overnighter Kayak & Walk package in N...
2 Day Bridge to Nowhere Canoe and Jetboat
2 Day Bridge to Nowhere Canoe and Jetboat
North Island
Feast your eyes on Whanganui National Park in New Zealand’s stunning 87km section, that this 2 Day Bridge to Nowhere Canoe and Jetboat trip fro...
3 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Break
3 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Break
South Island
Two days sea kayaking the protected southern coastline and one day walking the lush northern Abel Tasman National Park part of the Great Walks of New...
3 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic
3 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic
South Island
This premium 3 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic Tour brings you a section of Abel Tasman National Park seldom visited by other travellers to New Z...
3 Day Guided Whanganui River Voyageur Canoe
3 Day Guided Whanganui River Voyageur Canoe
North Island
Three days is enough time to let you wind down and put your feet up, and this 3 Day Guided Whanganui River Canoe Voyageur trip from Ohakune in New Ze...
3 Day Whanganui National Park Guided Canoe
3 Day Whanganui National Park Guided Canoe
North Island
For those who are fit or short on time, and are looking to experience the best of the Whanganui River; this 3 Day Whanganui National Park Guided Cano...
3 Day Whanganui River Canoeing Adventure
3 Day Whanganui River Canoeing Adventure
North Island
The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through it. The river from Taumar...
4 Day Guided Whanganui River Canoe Safari
4 Day Guided Whanganui River Canoe Safari
North Island
Ideal for those with shorter time frame but with higher level of physical fitness, departing from from Ohakune, New Zealand, this 4 Day Guided Whanga...
4 Day Queen Charlotte Track Kayak and Trek
4 Day Queen Charlotte Track Kayak and Trek
South Island
Popular with hikers and kayakers, you spend time paddling on the sheltered waters, your guide will explain the history of the sunken valleys of the M...
5 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Break
5 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Break
South Island
Two days sea kayaking the protected southern coastline and one day walking the lush northern Abel Tasman Coast Track, part of the Great Walks of New ...
5 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Experience Independent Package
5 Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Experience Independent Package
South Island
Experience the best that New Zealand’s smallest but bio-diverse national park has to offer! The Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk Experience Ind...
5 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic
5 Day Abel Tasman Kayaks Classic
South Island
No other trip brings you from one end of the Abel Tasman Coastline to another, and lets you experience its hidden gems that only a few people get to ...
5 Day Guided Whanganui National Park Canoe Safari
5 Day Guided Whanganui National Park Canoe Safari
North Island
Take a real vacation minus the TV and telephone on a 5 Day Guided Whanganui National Park Canoe Safari from Ohakune, New Zealand. Bring the kids alon...
Bay of Islands Classic Multiday Kayak Tour
Bay of Islands Classic Multiday Kayak Tour
North Island
Our Bay of Islands Multiday Kayak Tours all use tent accommodation for accommodation, except on those departures where cottage or hut accommodation i...
Bay of Islands Half Day Guided Kayak Tour
Bay of Islands Half Day Guided Kayak Tour
North Island
Discover the charms of the Bay of Islands at water level without the rush on this Bay of Islands Half Day Guided Kayak Tour from Waitangi. Kayak past...
Big Day in Mercury Bay Kayak Tour
Big Day in Mercury Bay Kayak Tour
North Island
An unforgettable adventure awaits the more intrepid paddlers out there. The seldom seen grand volcanic coast of Mercury Bay featured on the Rem...
Cathedral Cove Classic Kayak Tour (3 hours)
Cathedral Cove Classic Kayak Tour (3 hours)
North Island
Treat yourself to an unforgettable 3 hour “Cathedral Cove Classic Kayak Tour” from Hahei near Whitianga and Hot Water Beach  on the...
Clutha River SUP Tour (3 hour)
Clutha River SUP Tour (3 hour)
South Island
Explore the Clutha River on a stand-up paddle board in this special, fully guided New Zealand SUP tour. We provide all the equipment so you can focus...
Devonport and North Head Kayak Adventure - Morning Tour
Devonport and North Head Kayak Adventure - Morning Tour
North Island
Our shorter New Zealand sea kayaking tour to Devonport and North Head (Maungauika) is given the same attention to detail by our experienced guides as...
Doubtful Sound 3-Day Kayaking Epic Trip
Doubtful Sound 3-Day Kayaking Epic Trip
South Island
Embark on a genuine sea kayaking and camping adventure in this Doubtful Sound 3 Day Kayaking Epic Trip in Doubtful Sound . Enjoy some qual...
Doubtful Sound Day Out Sea Kayaking
Doubtful Sound Day Out Sea Kayaking
South Island
Get a taste of Doubtful Sound in this 3-hour kayaking trip starting from Deep Cove, offering you an opportunity to experience a small, interes...
Doubtful Sound Overnighter Sea Kayaking
Doubtful Sound Overnighter Sea Kayaking
South Island
Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park is an immense and unharmed wilderness. Doubtful Sound is 3 times longer than Milford Sound, and has a sea s...
Doubtful Sound 5 Day Sea Kayak Expedition
Doubtful Sound 5 Day Sea Kayak Expedition
South Island
A five-day kayaking expedition in  Doubtful Sound  is bound to be unforgettable in whatever condition. Expect some calm and tranquil moment...
Full Day Mou Waho Island Southern Explorer Kayak
Full Day Mou Waho Island Southern Explorer Kayak
South Island
Does your time allow you to go further on a New Zealand kayaking tour and discover more of ‘something to write home about’? Then this Sou...
Full Day Whanganui Lavender Farm Canoe
Full Day Whanganui Lavender Farm Canoe
North Island
Leaving our base in Ohakune, we drive you to Taumarunui where the Full Day Whanganui Lavender Farm Canoe starts on the Upper Whanganui River in ...
Fun Inflatable Kayaking Family River Trip - 1 Day
Fun Inflatable Kayaking Family River Trip - 1 Day
North Island
A rafting adventure along the scenic section downstream from the River Valley Lodge is perfect for families. It incorporates water fun, a side hike a...
Hahei Remote Coast Kayak Tour (3 hour)
Hahei Remote Coast Kayak Tour (3 hour)
North Island
Get to see the coastline that other travellers often don’t on this Hahei Remote Coast Kayak Tour on the Coromandel Peninsula, from Hahei near W...
Half Day Kayak the Mighty Clutha River
Half Day Kayak the Mighty Clutha River
South Island
Hop on a fantastic New Zealand river cruise and adventure from Wanaka, in this half day Kayak the Mighty Clutha River activity getting wet and u...
Half Day Tiki Kayak Tour
Half Day Tiki Kayak Tour
South Island
Come join us on our most popular Wanaka kayaking tour - the half day Tiki Kayak Tour is a fully guided kayaking activity loved by families, begi...
Hanmer Springs Guided Canoe Safari
Hanmer Springs Guided Canoe Safari
South Island
Have you ever wanted to enjoy a canoe trip down a gorgeous mountain river? With a Hanmer Springs Guided Canoe Safari, this dream can become a reality...
Haruru Falls Half Day Guided Kayaking
Haruru Falls Half Day Guided Kayaking
North Island
This half day guided kayak tour leaving from Waitangi Beach daily will take you cruising the protected waters of the Waitangi Estuary and through the...
Lake Mapourika Kayak and Walk (4 hr)
Lake Mapourika Kayak and Walk (4 hr)
South Island
Lake Mapourika Kayak and Walk Glide with your kayak across Lake Mapourika’s tranquil, mirror-like water, soaking up the magnificent scenery ...
Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic (3 hr)
Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic (3 hr)
South Island
Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic The best way to end your day in Glacier Country is to take a Lake Mapourika Sunset Kayak Classic and watch the...
Lake Wanaka SUP Escape (3 hour)
Lake Wanaka SUP Escape (3 hour)
South Island
No experience? No problem! This is the New Zealand stand-up paddle board (SUP) session for you, the explorer. This fully guided Lake Wanaka...
Mac Daddy Lake Wanaka Overnight Kayak Trip
Mac Daddy Lake Wanaka Overnight Kayak Trip
South Island
This is your chance to experience New Zealand kayaking and camping the ‘good ole’ kiwi way in South Island's fabled Lake Wanaka on a Mac ...
Marlborough Sounds 1 Day Kayak and Walk
Marlborough Sounds 1 Day Kayak and Walk
South Island
Our adventure combos are without a doubt the best way to experience the Marlborough Sounds if you only have a few days - our 1 Day Kayak and Walk, yo...
Marlborough Sounds Half Day Kayak Rental
Marlborough Sounds Half Day Kayak Rental
South Island
Designed and crafted in New Zealand, our quality Marlborough Sounds Half Day Kayak Rentals are specially made to perform well in our unique cond...
Marlborough Sounds Sea Kayak Rental - One day or more
Marlborough Sounds Sea Kayak Rental - One day or more
South Island
You are enclosed by wilderness so if you desire to get away from the masses, we can customise a Marlborough Sounds Sea Kayak Rental trip from Picton,...
Milford Magic 1 Day Sea Kayaking
Milford Magic 1 Day Sea Kayaking
South Island
The serene waters of Milford Sound make for the best kayaking playground. Join us on this full-day adventure and paddle along the shoreline to immers...
Milford Must Do Sea Kayaking
Milford Must Do Sea Kayaking
South Island
A kayaking trip in Milford Sound is spectacular. In a small group of kayakers, you'll explore this amazing fiord with an experienced guide. Once on t...
Milford Track Taster with Sea Kayaking
Milford Track Taster with Sea Kayaking
South Island
Get an equal dose of walking and kayaking in this wonderful half day afternoon Milford Track Taster with Sea Kayaking trip. Deep Water Basin in ...
Multi Day Bay of Islands Northeast Coast Sea Kayaking
Multi Day Bay of Islands Northeast Coast Sea Kayaking
North Island
7-Day Outer Northeast Coast - Advanced A string of scenic coastline both in the north and south of the Bay of Islands create a picturesque backdro...
Okarito Kayak Classic (3 hr)
Okarito Kayak Classic (3 hr)
South Island
Marvel at the surrounding landscape of glaciers and mountains and give your muscles a gentle workout in this 3-hour Okarito Kayak Classic tour. Liste...
Pelorus River Hobbit Barrel Run Kayak Tour
Pelorus River Hobbit Barrel Run Kayak Tour
South Island
Set off on an exciting adventure in this Pelorus River Hobbit Barrel Run Kayak Tour, from Havelock at the top of New Zealand'...
Premium Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour
Premium Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour
South Island
Immerse yourself in a New Zealand kayak adventure with all the trimmings on this VIP Premium Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour exploring one of Queen...
Private Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour
Private Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour
South Island
Queenstown is a popular destination to enjoy a kayaking tour in South Island, New Zealand, and this Private Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour makes s...
Queen Charlotte Full Day Kayak and Bike
Queen Charlotte Full Day Kayak and Bike
South Island
We’d like you to experience the picturesque western end of the Sound, away from the harbour's bustling atmosphere, where boat traffic is minima...
Queen Charlotte Sound Full Day Guided Kayak
Queen Charlotte Sound Full Day Guided Kayak
South Island
Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds with this awesome little one-day guided sea kayak trip. This tour takes in the western...
Queen Charlotte Sounds Half Day Guided Kayak
Queen Charlotte Sounds Half Day Guided Kayak
South Island
We’d like you to experience the picturesque western end of the Sound on our Queen Charlotte Sounds Half Day Guided Kayak, away from the harbour...
Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour
Queenstown Guided Kayak Tour
South Island
Cast off from the breathtaking Queenstown Bay in South Island and venture into the pristine waters of New Zealand's Lake Wakatipu on this wonderful 3...
Queenstown Self-Guided Kayak Adventure
Queenstown Self-Guided Kayak Adventure
South Island
Setting off from the scenic Queenstown Bay for a Queenstown Self-Guided Kayak Adventure tour, enjoy the crystalline waters of New Zealand's Lake...
Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure
Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure
North Island
One of the most rewarding things to do in Auckland is to watch the sunset on a guided New Zealand sea kayaking tour to Rangitoto Island in Hauraki Gu...
Remote Coast Kayaking Tour
Remote Coast Kayaking Tour
South Island
Abel Tasman National Park has always been a fascinating place to explore. It is renowned for its golden shores and carved granite headlands teeming w...
Ride & Paddle Haruru Falls
Ride & Paddle Haruru Falls
North Island
On this Ride & Paddle Haruru Falls kayak trip in the Bay of Islands from Waitangi, New Zealand, take a minivan ride to the bottom of ...
Rocks and Rapids Inflatable Kayaking - Half Day
Rocks and Rapids Inflatable Kayaking - Half Day
North Island
In the summer, the days are hot and the water is warm. This is the absolute ideal time to go white water rafting! It is even more perfect for giving ...
Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
North Island
Float on the serenity of Lake McLaren in the Bay of Plenty, gently paddling a kayak past flocks of birds within paddle’s reach on a Scenic Lake...
Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour
Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour
North Island
Treat yourself to New Zealand’s only scenic lake and glow worm cave kayak tour. Lake Rotoiti figures in Maori myths and legends, and you will b...
Ship Cove Full Day Guided Kayak
Ship Cove Full Day Guided Kayak
South Island
Meet at 8.30AM at our office, complete some paperwork, and then leave for Ship Cove on the water taxi. Estimated arrival at Ship Cove is at 10AM. Thi...
Wairoa River Guided Kayak Tour
Wairoa River Guided Kayak Tour
North Island
Experience Tauranga, New Zealand from the water in this unforgettable Wairoa River Guided Kayak Tour and Bay of Plenty adventure! From Omanawa, ...
Wairoa River Unguided Kayak Tour
Wairoa River Unguided Kayak Tour
North Island
Experience Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty from the water in this unforgettable Wairoa River Unguided Kayak Tour and New Zealand adventure! From O...
Walk & Paddle Haruru Falls
Walk & Paddle Haruru Falls
North Island
Set out on an unguided 5km. walk on the Haruru Falls Walking Track from our Beach Base on this Walk & Paddle Haruru Falls kayak trip from Wa...