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Sea Kayaking Adventure

3days/3nights Beachfront Bach Accommodation

Price from £557 per person

Operated by Adrift Outdoors, of all their trips, this is the most luxurious. With good food, fresh fish, great places to stay, and your choice of so many activities including kayaking and fishing, this is a special trip to experience.

Night 1
Join your Adrift Outdoors Ltd guide after midday at Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua Beach on the north-eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula, to commence a 3 days / 3 nights Sea Kayaking Luxury Adventure. With prior arrangement, Adrift Outdoors Ltd can arrange transport to Whangapoua and each day’s activities can be alternated to fit in with weather patterns and personal requirements. The night is spent settling in and absorbing the laid back tranquillity of life at a beachfront Bach, with an evening consisting of a meal of great Kiwi cuisine on the outside deck overlooking the tranquil surrounding. Words can not describe the beauty.

Overnight accommodation is at a beachfront bach at Whangapoua.

Day 1
Enjoy a continental and cooked breakfast before you start your journey. Spend two hours paddling and getting used to the new environment before lunch is had on a secluded bay somewhere on the peninsula, where you can spend time fishing, swimming and snorkelling or relaxing. After lunch, the tour carries on for another 2 hours before arriving at the destination for the night, Waikawau Bay.

Night 2
Enjoy a beautiful dinner of freshly caught fish and seafood, and another tasty New Zealand wine.

Overnight accommodation is in a beautifully prepared campsite at Waikawau Bay.

Day 2
Today starts with breakfast before you head out to Climb Castle Rock. At 520 metres above sea level this is locally known as “The Giant’s Head” and is the highest point on this part of the peninsula. It was used as a navigation point by sea fearers of yesteryear. Castle Rock is the core of a large Dacite Volcano that was active 11 - 12 million years ago. Luckily, you get to drive most of the way up to about 300 metres and walk from there. A quick look at a waterfall (time permitting) and then it’s off to explore Cathedral Cove. This unique landscape was created by explosive volcanic eruptions 7 - 8 million years ago that smothered the area with a thick blanket of pumice and ash. The ‘blanket’ was subsequently eroded by time, tide and wind to form what is today seen as a spectacular Cathedral shaped cove. Next, it’s off to Hot Water Beach, where you can bathe in personally hand-dug pools at low tide that are filled with sea water and heated by the thermal vents letting off steam from the reservoir of molten lava only 2 kilometres below. Note: the timing often swaps around to fit in with low tide at Hot Water Beach.

Night 3
Overnight accommodation is at a beachfront bach at Whangapoua.

Day 3
Today the choice is yours. Generally you start with breakfast then head off for a small walk over to New Chums Beach, another unspoilt bay with no sign of civilisation and on the list of top 101 places you must visit in NZ. Then it is swimming, surf kayaking fishing or snorkelling until lunch. Once you have had a late lunch, a sad farewell is had by 2.00pm. Tour concludes in the afternoon, back at Whangapoua Beach.

Note: A “Kiwi Bach” is a dwelling designed for holiday use and can be either a basic dwelling or something quite luxurious.


Months: Year Round
Days: On demand, weather permitting
Duration: 3 Days