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Kayak Hire Papatowai - The Catlins - Half Day

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Discover a little slice of untouched paradise as you kayak down the hidden waterways of Papatowai...

Highlights

  • Explore the sandy coastal bays surrounded by lush Podocarp forest
  • Experience scenic reserves only accessible by the water
  • Soak up the peace and serenity of the Tahakopa and Maclennen Rivers
  • Spot the native birds and local wildlife
  • Local river knowledge, maps and a full safety briefing provided
  • Glide through the water on our Phoenix kayaks, designed and built in NZ

Take our comfortable Kayaks out for a self guided tour of the breathtaking Papatowai estuary, Tahakopa Bay, Tahakopa & MacLennan rivers.

With over 25km's of estuary and rivers to explore, there is plenty to discover!

You will be well supported with paddling instruction, maps and a full safety briefing along with local river knowledge to make sure you get the most out of the experience.

Meet at our kayak shed in Papatowai for the safety briefing before heading out on the water for your adventure! From here the choice is yours, explore the sandy coastal bays surrounded by lush Podocarp forest or head upstream on the peaceful rivers. Either way you will surely spot an abundance of native birds and local wildlife, so remember to bring that camera!

We offer two New Zealand made kayaks to choose from, the "Fortress Double" and "Phantom Single". These kayaks are very comfortable and incredibly stable, you will be gliding through the water with ease! Perfect for those looking for a relaxing morning or afternoon out on the water, this region is set to surprise even the most seasoned of explorers!

Catlins Kayak Hire is a DOC approved business. To find out more check out this link: Department of Conservation approved label.

Location: Papatowai, The Catlins. The stunning Catlins area is located approx 90km east of Invercargill and 160km south of Dunedin.

Double Kayak $69.00
Single Kayak $55.00

What's included

  • Buoyancy life vests
  • Dry bags
  • Estuary & river map
  • Full safety briefing & paddling tips
  • Over 25kms of estuary and river to paddle and explore

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • No children under the age of 3, all kayakers must be able to sit up unaided.

    If you are hiring one of our Kayaks you MUST be able to swim.

    Paddlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    For safety reasons we do not allow solo paddlers.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • We keep a really close eye on the weather and will make contact in the event of unexpected conditions. If the weather conditions are unsafe for kayaking, we will re-book you on another hire option or time to suit.

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec

6spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$41.40
  • Single Kayak$33.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$49.00
  • Single Kayak$41.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$62.00
  • Single Kayak$49.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$49.00
  • Single Kayak$41.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$49.00
  • Single Kayak$41.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$69.00
  • Single Kayak$55.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$69.00
  • Single Kayak$55.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$69.00
  • Single Kayak$55.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$62.00
  • Single Kayak$49.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$69.00
  • Single Kayak$55.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$62.00
  • Single Kayak$49.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Double Kayak$69.00
  • Single Kayak$55.00

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