4 Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Hire - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

Hire a kayak and explore the incredible natural beauty of the Mahinapua waterways!

Highlights

  • Explore the calm waters at your own pace
  • Single or Tandem (two-person) kayaks available
  • Enjoy the stunning nature views and tranquil surrondings

Experience what it’s like to truly be at one with nature as you paddle at your own pace, away from the crowds in this spectacular environment.

Glide across the calm waters of Mahinapua Creek and soak up the outstanding scenery that includes flora, fauna, ancient Rimu trees and the snow capped mountains of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps as a stunning backdrop.

West Coast Scenic Waterways will provide you with a quality single or tandem kayak as well as a life jacket, paddle, area map, dry bag and a safety briefing to help you make the most of your time on the water.


So what are you waiting for? Come and explore this magical part of New Zealand on an unforgettable kayaking adventure!








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Single $70.00
Tandem $90.00

What's included

  • Kayak and paddle - single or tandem
  • Life jacket
  • Area map
  • Dry bag for personal belongings
  • Safety briefing

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Mahinapua Creek, Hokitika

Restrictions

  • You must be able to swim.

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by a confident adult.

    Children under 13 must share a tandem (two-person) kayak with an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Available Bookings from January 21 to January 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Mon 25 Jan
Tue 26 Jan
Wed 27 Jan

6spaces priced from:

  • Single$70.00
  • Tandem$90.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Single$53.00
  • Tandem$68.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Single$41.80
  • Tandem$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Single$70.00
  • Tandem$90.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Single$70.00
  • Tandem$90.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Single$70.00
  • Tandem$90.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Single$41.80
  • Tandem$53.80

6spaces priced from:

  • Single$41.80
  • Tandem$90.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Single$53.00
  • Tandem$53.80

6spaces priced from:

  • Single$53.00
  • Tandem$71.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Single$41.80
  • Tandem$53.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Single$41.80
  • Tandem$53.80

6spaces priced from:

  • Single$70.00
  • Tandem$90.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

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Vicky from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2021

Great family activity!

A lovely, peaceful time. We enjoyed every second of it.

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rebeccah18 from United Kingdom wrote on 14 January 2021

Lovely little gem.

We really enjoyed kayaking on this peaceful, serene section of waterways and lake. Would highly recommend! Gavin and Cindy we’re both lovely and got us set up and off on our way in no time. You get to see lots of white Herons, we went in the morning and there wasn’t another soul on the lake, just lovely.

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From 4 Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Hire - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

So happy you enjoyed your kayak Rebecca! There are an unusually large amount of Kotuku/white heron in the creek at the moment! What a treat!! So appreciate you supporting us ....legends!!💙👌

Regine from Singapore wrote on 12 January 2021

Beautiful experience

It was a last minute booking and we did not expect much. However the whole experience surpassed our expectation. We saw the rare white heron more than 5 times. We had the whole creek to ourselves and it was tranquil. Bird life was abundant and the water was calm. It was an enjoyable experience and we will definitely recommend it to our friends who alos enjoy water activities. Note: This is unguided so you need to be confident rowing (changing directions, going straight and stopping), orienting in wetlands and swim. Gavin came down to check if we could do all that and gave us clear instructions.

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From 4 Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Hire - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

Thank you Regine.. ..you are a beautiful couple and it was our pleasure to meet you both and facilitate your adventure! Good on you for giving it a go...and what a treat to see so many Kotuku/White Herons! Look after yourselves....Gavin and Cindy.

Martin from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Amazing scenery but needed a place to stop.

The wildlife and scenery were incredible but we definitely needed somewhere to be able to pull over and rest , picnic, stretch at least once on the river. A simple platform would have been ideal. It was hard for our 11 and 13 year old boys to keep going for 3-4 hours without a break.

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From 4 Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Hire - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

Hi Martin, So pleased you thought the scenery was amazing...it is a special place! 💙 Our apologies, but it has been a protected Scenic Reserve since the 1800's and we would never be allowed to put up a man made structure for a pull over or picnic area. A pity you did not pull over onto the grass verge you were shown as one of your safety exit points...that makes a great stop over and swim spot :) Another great pull over spot is beneath the bridge overhead where you can climb out, walk over the bridge, and picnic at the old historic flaxmill and sawmill. You could even have walked up the Wilderness Trail a bit for a view of the wetlands. My apologies if Gavin forgot to mention this...I generally will let everyone know. Many thanks for giving it a go and getting to see how beautiful the Mahinapua lowland wetlands are...spectacular! Take care...Cindy Hopper.

Anthony from New Zealand wrote on 02 January 2021

Perfect afternoon!

This was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon! Four of us took two tandems which was great as we were able to take turns if you got tired. The river and lake are such beautiful places. 10/10 would recommend!

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From 4 Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Hire - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

You made our day Anthony! 💙 Legends! So appreciate you all taking the time in your itinerary to support us and enjoy this beautiful part of New Zealand! Look after yourselves...Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

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