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Address: Tutukaka, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-436 1947
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pacific Coast kayaks runs local half-day tours and full day tours usually...

Pacific Coast kayaks runs local half-day tours and full day tours usually within 30 minutes of Whangarei. We take you to secluded , coves, white sand beaches, spectacular coastal formations, and volcanic landscapes. The diversity of sea kayaking means we can offer superb kayak trips to suit every level of ability, age and motivation...

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Kayaking from Kowharewa to Matapouri Beach

We had a great day with Mark. Fabulous kayaking up the coast and through rock gardens. We had the opportunity to do some snorkelling, and Mark provided a delicious lunch with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day with Mark. Fabulous kayaking up the coast and through rock gardens. We had the opportunity to do some snorkelling, and Mark provided a delicious lunch with salad from his own garden. I booked ahead of our trip and Mark was very efficient at keeping in contact with us in advance and answering questions. Linda &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic well-planned and safety-conscious trip with wonderful Mark. He led seven of us on a five hour adventure along the estuary and up into the mangroves. Great variety of paddling. Provided fab afternoon tea too. Highly recommended.

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My son and I had a perfect days sea kayaking with Mark with stunning scenery, delicious lunch on deserted beach, blow holes penguins and excellent guiding - definitely to be recommended

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Thank neilh6
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

What an amazing morning paddle to Matakohe Limestone Island! The wind was brisk but the kayak trip trip was wonderful. The tour of the island was fun and very informative. The snack of banana bread made by Sharon was very tasty. Mark was a great guide, very safety conscious and full of interesting facts.

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Thank arwen1952
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A fantastic half day kayaking and the guides were fun, knowledgeable and friendly. The kayaking was ideal for our large group of adults and children and we all loved the tea and cake stop on a secluded beach. Idyllic!

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Thank 3KatH
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

1/2 day kayaking around the Tutukaka coastline. Great local knowledge from the guides and always looking out for our safety. Highly recommended for people of all ages (our group included people from 8 to 70!)

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Thank eveoat
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We really enjoyed the Hidden Coastline full day tour with Mark. We kayaked from Matapouri to Tutukaka ~ Kowharewa Bay. We enjoyed the beautiful coastline and stopped for a lovely lunch at one of the bays along the way, enjoying sausages, bread rolls, roasted vegetables. Mark was a great guide, he knows lots about the area and goes over all... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I recently [ April 2016] enjoyed 3 days kayaking at the Cavalli Islands & stayed in a DOC hut. Mark was an excellent guide ! Knew every part of the area and was very attentive to safety, the varying levels of skill all three of us had or lacked with kayaking & maximising the experience in terms of variety, scenery... More 

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Thank Neil H
Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Having booked a 1/2 day family sea kayaking tour I was wondering what the experience would be like since we had already done a number of water activities in and around Tutukaka over the last week. Some in our group had also done quite a bit of sea kayaking before and I worried that this would be a "canned" tour... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

A full day's sea kayaking with Mark was the perfect birthday present! Great in every respect - developing skills, visiting world-class beaches and enjoying excellent food and refreshments.

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