Manukau Harbour, Day Trip to the Birds

Paddle one of the many estuaries of the Manukau Harbour and view the many species of birds that make the harbour home for all or part of the year. Pied Shags

Royal spoonbills and Pied shags (cormorants)

Duration 6hrs (shop to shop)
Paddling Approx 3 hrs plus breaks
Kayaking area Waiuku and Taihiki Estuaries of the Manukau Harbour
Check in Tidal conditions apply, check when booking
Minimum Age 13yrs and under must be in a double kayak with a parent
Prior Experience Not necessary. (Double Kayaks available for photographers)
Food Food provided
Minimum Numbers 2 Adults


Royal Spoonbills arrive in April and stay until about September/October. However a number of younger nonbreeding birds remain through the summer months to the next season. Spoonbills

2012 - 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 and snacks and drinks) for all day guided trips.
  • Free kayaker transport (from our Waiuku Base).
  • Goods and Services Tax.

Extras available include

  • Vehicle relocation.

You provide

  • Personal gear and clothing. Camera