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

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

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 14 Apr to 27 Apr 2024

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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

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jocelyn38 from France wrote on 02 March 2024

Super moment en kayak

Très bien accueilli. Gavin nous a très bien conseillé. Nous ans vu beaucoup d'oiseaux d'oiseaux hérons blancs, spatules blanches. A l'aller, nous avons tranquillement remonté la rivière et traversé le lac jusqu'à la rive en face de la rivière en 2h40. Plusieurs plages de sable permettent la baignade. Nous avons fait le retour en mode plus sportif en 1h20. Le courant aide au retour. Vraiment une journée mémorable.

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

Hi Jocelyn....thankyou SO much and SO happy you both had a special day out! 🤍 Look after yourselves.....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

janafroom from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2024

100% recommend the kayak trip!

We absolutely enjoyed our kayak trip. The scenery was stunning, the water was very easy to paddle in 85% of the time and there are great options for lunch stops on the way. We saw herons and a few other native NZ birds. Gavin and Cindy were very friendly and helpful and even gave us freshly baked cookies for our trip. The only helpful thing would have been a spare dry bag as one was not quite enough for a grup of five, but that's okay.

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

Thankyou for taking the time to leave this lovely review. So happy you had a great time out there! 😊 Take care.....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

pietern from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2024

Kayaking!

Great experience, beautiful ride, and especially efficient and friendly - even got to sample some homemade burger patties !

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Wonderful! So appreciated 🤍 Look after yourselves.....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

Angela Williams from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2024

Very friendly operators

The operators were very obliging and cheerful when we met them to get set for our Kayak. Good advice was provided, however a bit more warning that the first few hundred metres is quite a hard paddle if you are used to kayaking on flat lakes. There is a bit of a current that is hard to paddle against when you are not used to it. It becomes easier once you get up the river a bit more. It was very pleasant floating back. We took about 2 hours which was 1 hour 20 up and about 40 mins back.

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

Hi Angela, Thankyou for your honest feedback. While most find it relatively easy, it could be challenging for some depending on the tide, so good to know that it is best not to book unless you have a good level of fitness and experience. So appreciate you supporting us 🤍 Take care of yourselves.....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

pauls15 from New Zealand wrote on 02 December 2023

Well done

Great experience, beautiful place and friendly adaptable hosts. A suggestion for improvement - back support seats for double kayaks

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

Fantastic you had a great experience as a family out there! 🤍 Great tip thanks....it was on the worth considering list...will have to action! Many thanks and take care....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

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