3 DAY – Comfort Kayaking

Comfort Kayaking

Experience the full wonder of kayaking in the Bay Of Islands


Accommodation : Cottage based
Level : Beginners to experienced

Leave the tents and camping gear behind! Bring on the hot showers and ice-cold beverages, whilst lodging in a beautiful ocean side cottage. This kayak tour is a perfect combination of evening comfort with active days’ ocean kayaking. Not to forget the Kiwis that can be heard and even found scratching in the bush by night.

Tour Summary

Adventure by day, comfort by night. Sounds attractive? Then this is the trip for you! Experience the full wonder of kayaking in the Bay Of Islands but return each night to a beautifully appointed private cottage, a hot shower, some cold drinks and a comfortable bed. No roughing it with a camping mat and a sleeping bag on this one!

By day the Bay of Islands is a paddlers’ paradise and from our cottage base it is possible to experience the best it has to offer! Circumnavigate Moturoa Island and paddle to Cape Wiwiki, all the while paddling through caves, tunnels, narrow passages and endless rock gardens. Eat a terrific lunch, rest awhile then take in a snorkel from a white sand beach.

Gather mussels with the guide for the evening BBQ and enjoy an aperitif in the last of the summer sun. We take great pride in providing mouth water food even when we are camping so just imagine what we can do with a full kitchen. Great local produce and fresh seafood are used as often as possible.

The Luxury Choice

Sleep in a comfortable bed, have a hot shower and a cold drink after a day's adventure.

Stunning paddling

Enjoy some of NZ's best kayaking country with great rock gardening, caves and spectacular scenery.

Kiwi watching

Walk in the bush at night and listen to the high pitch kiwi male calling for his female. With luck you will spot them as they fossic in the bush.

Incredible Kayak Tour

Eat healthy camp cooked meals prepared by our guides with pride and care using local produce. All efforts are made to make ecological choices and minimize waste.

Were Do We Go

Check out all the different routes we may take! different colors are different day paddles depending on the weather and your wishes of course

Bay of Islands
  • Transportation
  • Cottage
  • All meals
  • Kayaking gear
  • Kiwi watch walk
Bay of Islands
  • Transportation
  • Cottage
  • All meals
  • kayaking gear
  • Kiwi watch walk


Day 1

We’ll collect you in Kerikeri at 8am and take the scenic drive north to Whangaroa. We get on the water among the mangroves of Waihapa Bay at the far SW end of Whangaroa. Take our time to paddle out and into the harbour itself absorbing the change of environment from estuarine to coastal. After lunch on a beautiful beach we’ll paddle to Lane Cove Hut and get our gear unpacked. The late afternoon can be spent relaxing in the beautiful surrounds, taking a hike in the forest (perhaps up the “Duke’s Nose” a great rocky outcrop) or exploring the Whangaroa’s “west arm” by kayak. A fantastic dinner and a good night sleep get us set up for the next day of exploring.

Day 2

Breakfast then away we go. Today we explore the outer coast south of Whangaroa. Fantastic rock gardening and gorgeous white sand beaches for relaxing and lunching on. Perhaps some kayak surfing for the more intrepids…

Today can be challenging and adventurous or relaxing and easy it is completely up to you. This fantastic and stunning area provides so many options their really is something for everyone. In the evening we return to Lane Cove to enjoy the last of the sun with an aperitif taken out on the deck.

Day 3

After packing up our kayaks and giving the hut a quick clean we’ll head north along the coast exploring the caves and tunnels that run through the cliffs. We’ll take lunch on another white sand beach and soak a bit more of the incredible atmosphere before heading back down Whangaroa harbour to Totara North. Here we load up the kayaks and start our drive back to Paihia.

This itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change with the weather and the ability/desires of the group.


Trip à la carte! Available upon request.

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