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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

This full-day adventure includes a 'funyak' (inflatable canoe) and jet boat ride on the Dart River, situated amid the untamed beauty of UNESCO-listed Mount Aspiring National Park. Travel by coach from Queenstown to Glenorchy, where you’ll speed upriver on a thrilling jet boat before climbing aboard an easy-to-handle funyak. No previous experience is necessary and you’ll paddle with several passengers in a flotilla behind your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off plus buffet lunch and all equipment are included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton

Combine sea kayaking and self-guided hiking on this full-day outdoor adventure in the Marlborough Sounds. Paddle from the Picton waterfront to the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound and search the azure waters for marine life such as eagle rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins. Encounter secluded beaches along the shoreline before an independent hike on the Queen Charlotte Track, from Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay. Lunch and return transfer by water taxi are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Kayak and Cruise Milford Sound

At the launch area in Deep Water Basin, a complete set of paddling gear is issued including thermals, fleece, paddle jacket as well as a water proof camera bag. After a comprehensive safety briefing and paddling instruction, travellers kayak from Deep Water Basin to the inner part of Milford Sound.With an experienced guide and small group of kayakers, they’ll explore the spectacular Bowen Falls. Getting up close to Sinbad Gully, the valley of New Zealand's most photographed mountain of Mitre Peak, they’ll learn about the Sinbad Sanctuary Project and the special native wildlife that make this area their home. They paddle along the shoreline to view the rainforest in beautiful detail. 2-2.5 hours of kayaking is involved in this relaxing morning paddle. Then join the Go Orange boat cruise out to the Tasman Sea and return.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

Explore the serene waters of Lake Mapourika in New Zealand’s glacier country on this 3-hour kayak adventure from Franz Joseph Glacier. Paddle with your guide out onto Lake Mapourika, widely considered one of western New Zealand’s most scenic spots. Enjoy uninterrupted views as your guide explains the region’s fascinating geology, and marvel at the way the mighty Southern Alps are mirrored perfectly in the calm waters. Head into the estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and discover some of the country’s oldest untouched rainforest as native birds sing overhead.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

Kayaking on serene Lake Wanaka, with its clear waters and beautiful coastline, is a great introduction to kayaking. Beginners and those with more experience will enjoy a calm half-day tour approximately 5.5 miles (9 kms) around the lake. Take in the views while experiencing the unspoiled nature that New Zealand is famous more, but without breaking too much of a sweat.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

Spend your time in port in Akaroa on a small-group shore excursion, sea kayaking around the harbor. Bask in the scenery of remote bays and inlets, and catch a glimpse of local marine life, including penguins, orcas, and endangered Hector’s dolphins. You’ll paddle for three hours with a guide through the basin of an extinct volcano and stop for a snack and swim at a coastal beach. This tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

Discover remote bays and native marine wildlife in New Zealand on this 3-hour sea kayak tour from Akaroa. Following an orientation session, paddle out onto the waters around Akaroa’s extinct volcanic basin with your guide. Test your newfound sea kayaking skills in the shallows of the harbor. Then, head out onto the gently rolling waves and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged coastline. Watch the skies for native birdlife such as heron, egrets, oystercatchers and bitterns, and keep an eye on the waves for sightings of playful seals and dolphins.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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The Family Cruiser

Join our friendly kayak guides as they share their enthusiasm for this stunning stretch of coast. From Marahau head south on a relaxing exploration of nesting cormorants, sea caves and the world famous Split Apple Rock. Ideal for families and those of you who like to take it easy. Returns to Marahau approximately 12pm.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

Tour the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound on a half-day paddling adventure from Picton. Settle into your sea kayak and follow an expert guide from the waterfront to sheltered coves and remote beaches. Search the waters for eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins while you learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Sunriser Classic Sea Kayaking Trip from Milford Sound

Kayak through the striking scenery of Milford Sound on this half-day paddling tour from Deepwater Basin. With a guide leading the way, you can focus on paddling and taking in the scenery on the journey. Paddle a big loop around the area, about 6 miles (10 kilometers), suitable for those of reasonable physical fitness. Learn about the area's environment and ecosystem through your guide's commentary as you travel.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Split Apple Classic Half Day

Both beginner and more experienced kayakers will enjoy this relaxed paddle in a sheltered area of the Tasman Bay coastline. See the famous Split Apple Rock, golden beaches, and turquoise waters off Kaiteriteri. Your guide will tell you all about the area, and make sure that you stay safe on the water. This is a family-friendly activity; travelers with kids are advised to take the morning tour, when the winds are likely to be lower.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Big Tonga Marine Reserve Full Day

This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise into the centre of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where we begin our kayaking from Onetahuti Beach.Paddling offshore, we’ll head out to Tonga Island, say ‘Gidday’ to the seals, then make our way back along the coastline, before stopping for a well deserved kiwi lunch on a spectacular beach. We’ll float into Falls River lagoon (winds/tides permitting) for some great photo opportunities, then slowly make our way down to Anchorage where our Sea Shuttle will arrive to collect us.Whether you choose to meet us at Onetahuti, carry on walking after the tour, or simply come kayaking for the day, The Big Tonga fits into any itinerary.We hold a marine mammal permit and can get as close as 20 metres to the Fur Seals at Tonga Island.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Milford Sound Coach, Nature Cruise and Kayak with Buffet Lunch

The glittering fjords, jagged cliffs, and cascading waterfalls of Milford Sound lie along the southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island. On this tour, experience the magnificence of the natural wonder from land and water. Journey through the Fiordland National Park in a glass-roofed coach, spot wildlife on a lunch cruise around the fjord, visit the Underwater Observatory, and go kayaking around Harrison Cove.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight with Cruise and Kayak Tour

There are two ways to truly appreciate Milford Sound’s spectacular beauty—from the air, and from the water. On this tour, reach remote Milford Sound swiftly with return flights from Queenstown included—and save hours on the long coach journey. Take to the calm waters on a scenic cruise, then kayak though pretty Harrison Cove with your guide. With all travel logistics covered, experience the very best Milford Sound has to offer.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

Discover the natural wonders of Lake Mapourika on this 4-hour kayaking adventure. Paddle around the lake against a backdrop of the Franz Josef Glacier, head ashore for a hike around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and learn more about New Zealand’s famous Kiwi birds.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day Biking and Kayaking Adventure: Nelson to Kaiteriteri

Active, adventure-loving travelers can try both kayaking and mountain-biking around the beautiful Nelson-Abel Tasman National Park area on this day trip. Enjoy independence and the help of a guide, as the kayaking portion is guided and the biking portion is self-guided. The kayaking is ideal for beginner kayakers as the sea is sheltered, and the bike trails are also family-friendly.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

See the exquisite Marlborough Sounds from the water during a full-day adventure by sea kayak. Depart from the Picton waterfront and prepare to be wowed as you paddle past secluded coves along the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound. Your knowledgeable guide points out marine life such as eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and more. Stop at a sheltered beach for a delicious lunch with locally sourced ingredients. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Day Safari Sea Kayaking Trip from Te Anau

Experience the majesty of Milford Sound in the clear morning hours with a daybreak kayaking trip from Te Anau. Relax and enjoy the scenery along spectacular Milford Road as your driver approaches the launch point, and then embark on the popular Sunriser Classic kayak tour that highlights the sound’s best waterfalls, wildlife, and peaks.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Kayak Kinloch Lunch Trip

Explore the head of Lake Wakatipu and its nearby shoreline with the help of an experienced kayak guide. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and escape the mundanities of daily life, paddling atop stunning blue glacial waters against a backdrop of the mighty and scenic Southern Alps.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Heart of the Park Explorer

Get off the beaten track in Abel Tasman National Park – literally – and explore the vibrant forest and coast in several different ways on this day trip packed with activities. Start with a scenic cruise to Onetahuti Beach, then enjoy the birdsong as you walk along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Meet your kayak guide at Bark Bay and spend the rest of the day exploring the hidden gems and hideaways along the coast. Visit sights like the Falls River Lagoon, that most tourists don’t get to see.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa

Get the inside scoop on the marine life of the Marlborough Sounds during a half-day guided sea kayaking tour. Expect to see a variety of birdlife plus possible sightings of rays, seals, little blue penguins, dolphins, and perhaps even an orca. Setting off from Anakiwa Beach, conveniently situated between Havelock and Picton, you’ll paddle with a small group around the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton

Picton is the gateway to the scenic Marlborough Sounds for many, whether your cruise ship is in port or you’ve just arrived off the Interislander from Wellington. This half-day kayak tour is a great way for even the most time-pressed traveler to experience the bays, beaches and bush-lined coasts of the region. Head out in the morning or afternoon in your sea kayak with a guide to show you around so you don’t get lost.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

This half-day kayak tour on the Clutha River is an ideal trip for active travelers who want to try a new outdoor adventure sport, or who want to perfect their kayaking skills. Your guide will give you a full safety briefing and educated you about river safety, so you can feel confident on the 13 miles (22 kilometers) of river. Plus, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Bike, lunch, kayak and boat package

Cycle along the stunning road between Glenorchy and Kinloch Lodge for 26kms, working up an appetite for lunch! The road is mostly flat, with one steeper section, and takes you across the Rees and Dart valleys. Enjoy kayaking on Lake Wakatipu for a more relaxing way to enjoy the view before getting the boat back to Glenorchy.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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