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||Just 31 km from central Auckland lays the settlement of Riverhead. Riverhead grew from the boom of the 19th century Kauri-gum and logging industry, and was once the gateway to the north operating as the Auckland terminus of the railway.
This journey culminates at the historic Riverhead Tavern. Thought to be New Zealand's oldest riverside pub, the Riverhead Tavern holds NZ's second oldest liquor license. Steeped in local history it is the perfect place to wet your whistle at the end of the paddle
Paddle to the Pub
Allow two to three hours for this kayak tour. The trip starts at Herald Island and finishes at the Riverhead tavern.
We recommend a change of clothes be brought, to change into at the Riverhead Tavern.
Transport back to Herald island can be arranged.
No previous experience is necessary, but a reasonable level of mobility & fitness is required.
Tours are run in fair weather conditions.
This tour is suitable for children 11yrs+ although younger children are welcome if the conditions are suitable (each child must be accompanied by an adult unless with a school group)
All kayaking equipment is supplied, you'll just need some clothes to paddle in and a camera.
All kayaking and safety equipment
Stable sea kayaks or sit-on-top kayaks are used.
All tuition from our experienced qualified kayak guides
A guaranteed great time!
What to Bring?
An adventurous spirit
Warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc - avoid wearing cotton.
Jandals, an old pair of trainers - avoid bulky footwear
A big smile for the camera!
School or Business Groups - Please contact us for a quote.
Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.
This tour operates throughout the summer in fair weather conditions.
Please contact Canoe & Kayak Ltd if you are in any doubt as to whether it will be running.
Bookings should be made in advance.
Meeting location is at the Herald Island boat ramp (on The Terrace, opposite George Ave)
WANT TO GO KAYAKING IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS?
PLEASE CALL 09 476 7066