Paddle to the Pub – Riverhead

Adults $95, Child $55

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

A fun day out for the whole family that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Explore the headwaters of the Waitemata Harbour as you paddle to the historic Riverhead Tavern. Just 31 km from central Auckland, 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 a paddle.

 Tour Details

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.

What’s Included?

All kayaking and safety equipment
Stable sea kayaks or sit-on-tops are used
All tuition from our experienced qualified kayak guides
A guaranteed great time!

What to Bring?

Warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc – avoid wearing cotton.
Walking gear
Jandals (Thongs), an old pair of trainers – avoid bulky footwear
Towel, Sunscreen and Lunch!

My favourite, kayaking and a refreshing drink! Lovely tour, thanks guys!


Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

To Book
Please call 09 479 1002

Peaceful kayak, I enjoyed this tour very much. Thanks to Akari for making this an enjoyable experience.


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)

Bookings essential.


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