Tour FAQ:

Where will we go and what kind of things will we see and do?

Chosen on the day of tour as stated above, and no matter where we go you won't be disappointed. Many options are available, and a run down of what you're likely to be getting yourself into will take place when briefed, before and during the tour. There's lots out here- Sea Caves, Rock Gardens, Islands, idyllic bays and secluded coves, mellow to challenging conditions. Much of the area is under jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation, and some of the coast is destined to become a geological reserve, because of its uniqueness. The oldest rock formations in the North Island going back 251 million years, make up an island (Arrow Rocks) just 500m off shore of our headquarters.

Aside from the areas unique beauty, it is also historically significant, with early Maori and European settlement. The coast is dotted with Maori 'Pa' sites (fortifications), and also the remains of early whaling stations. The impact of the two cultures is widely evident, and imparts a rich awareness of the regions past and present.

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What is provided?

  • paddling jackets
  • life jackets
  • gloves
  • dry bags
  • snorkeling and fishing gear
  • hot drinks
  • beach mats and chairs
  • kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, seat padding (much appreciated), instructions, guidance and fun!

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What do I need to bring?

  • your own lunch or snacks
  • water bottle
  • sunscreen
  • waterproof camera
  • custom snorkel or other gear you may prefer
  • beach shoes (flip flops are good)
  • fleece if needed

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How do I get there?

  1. It is a 25 minute drive here from the nearest town of Kaeo
  2. Hiway 10 North through Kaeo. Turn right off Hiway 10 at bridge proceed to Wainui Road. (7kms from Kaeo)
  3. Right on Wainui Road to Tauranga Bay Road. (7.4kms)
  4. Left at Tauranga Bay road from Wainui Road. At about 2.5kms near bridge road will fork
  5. Go straight ahead at fork until end of county road. This short stretch will be gravel
  6. Go through gate and continue up concrete ribbons to another gate. Continue along private road until the end. (1.8kms)
  7. Physical address - 305M Tauranga Bay Road
  8. Part of the adventure is getting here, and it's worth it!
  9. Please take care to close all gates behind you.

 

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