Manukau Harbour Bays, Pohutukawa Paddle

StressFree Adventures

Auckland International Airport extends from the east on reclaimed land into the Manukau Harbour, however across the harbour the sheltered southern bays of Auckland's second harbour provide a contrast to the busy Waitemata Harbour that is bounded by the central city business and housing areas.

Discover the Manukau Harbour from a seakayak on a guided paddle around the pohutukawa bays, with lunch provided on a secluded beach. Or try our Freedom Trip - bring your own lunch, we provide all kayaking gear, maps and transport to and from our base. You may kayak, walk and swim in the quiet bays at your leisure.

This trip is part of the Waimanu Kayak Trail

Duration 6hrs (shop to shop)
Paddling Approx 3 hrs plus breaks
Kayaking area Awhitu Regional Park and bays
Check in Tidal conditions apply, check when booking
Minimum Age A-Trips 14yrs (to have single seakayak)*
AF (Family)-Trips 6yrs (to have single kayak)*
* younger children must use our "plus one" family kayaks with an adult
Prior Experience Not necessary.
Food Food provided on guided trips.
Minimum Numbers 2 Adults

 

2013 Price List

Guided Kayak

(includes free return transport from Waiuku Base)

Length of Journey Price
1 Day $145pp

Prices include

  • Experienced guide - participants get kayaking and safety instruction.                                                              
  • Seakayaks (ruddered, including paddle and buoyancy vest).
  • Dry bags (2pp) for clothing,gear etc                 
  • Food (lunch, snacks and drinks) for all guided day trips.
  • Free kayaker transport (from our Waiuku Base).
  • Goods and Services Tax.

You provide

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Camera
  • (Food and drinks for trip supplied)

 Conditions of Hire

  • The prices above are based on kayak hire for two or more adults.
  • Single kayak hire is the same per person as double kayak hire per person.
  • # for half day trips - under 12 yrs may have their own child's kayak.
  • For full or multiday trips - under 12yrs must be in a double kayak with a parent or guardian.

 

  • No responsibility for personal losses injury or damage will be accepted by StressFree Adventures.

 Extras available include

  • Vehicle relocation.

 

Freedom Kayak

(includes free return transport from Waiuku Base)

 

Length of Journey Price
1 Day $95pp

 Prices include

  • Freedom Hire is selfguided - participants get kayaking and safety instruction and must show a reasonable level of competence
  • Seakayaks (ruddered, including paddle and buoyancy vest).
  • Dry bags (2pp) for clothing, gear etc
  • Map of the area                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Free kayaker transport (from our Waiuku Base).
  • Goods and services Tax

 You provide

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Camera
  • Your own food and drinks
  • Cellphone for emergencies or notifying pickup time.

Conditions of Hire

  • The prices above are based on kayak hire for two or more adults.
  • Single kayak hire is the same per person as double kayak hire per person.
  • # for half day trips - under 12 yrs may have their own child's kayak.
  • For full day or multiday trips - under 12yrs must be in a double kayak with a parent or guardian.
  • All damages and losses must be paid for - bond applies.
  • Late return without prior approval will incur an additional fee.
  • No responsibility for personal losses injury or damage will be accepted by StressFree Adventures.

 

Extras available include

  • Vehicle relocation.