After a few days in Auckland and time spent cooped up inside our campervans, I was excited about the chance to go Sea Kayaking.
Getting out in nature and the great outdoors and experiencing the scenery first hand is what New Zealand is all about.
The landscape is well known for it’s natural beauty whether it be the mountains, bays, or coastline and sea kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and close to nature…
Our guides from Pacific Coast Kayaks put us through the usual safety briefing, and then it was time to grab a paddle and a kayak and hit the water.
We spent around two hours kayaking and with the strong taste of salt water spraying into our mouths we explored the Kowharewa Bay area and also the nearby Church Bay and Pacific Bay.
The Northland region in which we were kayaking offers diverse opportunities to explore coves, white sand beaches, and spectacular coastal formations in clear subtropical waters in what is the countries warmest region.
You can paddle single or double kayaks and Pacific Coast kayaks runs local half day tours and full day tours to suit every level of ability and age.
What to Bring – Waterproof bag for your camera and suitable clothing, you will get wet. Also, wetsuit booties / ‘rock shoes’ or jandals or sandals or running shoes are good choices for your feet.
Plus, don’t forget a sun hat and sunglasses and a change of clothes and a towel for afterwards.
Website – www.NZSeaKayaking.co.nz. You can also read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor
QUESTION….Have you been sea kayaking before? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below…
My trip to New Zealand is courtesy of Qantas and the Great Crusade tour, however all opinions are entirely my own.