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Waterfall Discovery Tour & Walk - Coastal Kayakers

Join us for a fantastic half-day Walk and Paddle adventure around the spectacular Haruru Falls.

The Bay of Islands is home to some of the most spectacular scenic sights both on and off the water - why not experience the best of both worlds on this fantastic 3.5 hour Walk and Paddle combo!

Starting from our Waitangi Beach base, you'll enjoy a walk (unguided) through gorgeous native bush, bridges and boardwalks along the enchanting Haruru Falls walking track.

The track is 5kms long and takes approximately 2 hours to complete at a leisurely pace.

Your guide will meet your at the end of the track where you will embark on an unforgettable paddle from the base of the Haruru falls, down the historic Waitangi Inlet and back to our beach base.

Throughout the day you will be exposed to breathtaking scenic views and a diverse range of marine and wildlife in their natural habitat.

Your will also learn about the rich local history and Māori legends along the way.

Your friendly guide will capture photos of your experience, which will be available online in high resolution for you to download, at no extra cost!

This tour takes approximately 3.5hrs all up, and is suitable for beginners right through to experienced paddlers. Please note that the walking track requires a medium level of fitness.

The Haruru Falls Walk and Paddle tour is the perfect adventure for those wanting to experience the spectacular beauty of the Bay of Islands both on and off-land!

Adult $75.00
Child $55.00

What's included

  • Complimentary local pick-up/drop-off service
  • Free photos of the tour
  • Use of sunscreen, dry bags and water pistols


  • Tour Times: 12.30pm daily and 8.30am until 31st may 2018 Please note paddling inside the Mangrove Forest is tide dependent.
  • Child pricing for (7-15yrs)

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Veerle from Belgium wrote on 02 June 2018

Wonderful time with Coastal Kayakers

Great walk to the falls. Easy and beautiful through the mangrove forest. You end up at the falls where you start your kayaking trip. You get up close and personal with the falls and then kayak back to the office. It was really nice and the guide is very patient and knows all about the area you paddle through. We saw plenty of birds on the way. You receive pictures for free at the end of your trip which is very nice. I recommend!

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Wow, what a beautiful review thank you so much for taking the time to write it, we really appreciate it. Our Waterfall Walk & Discovery Tour is a great way to see the native bush, wildlife and our enchanting mangrove forest before embarking on our entertaining Waterfall Discovery Tour. Free photos are our little gift to you. The Coastal Kayakers

Jason Culloty from Ireland wrote on 10 May 2018

Great trip

I had a really nice time on the trip. The walk was nice and easy. The kayaking was really good. It was nice to relax and see some cool things. Molly was very knowledgeable

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Thank you so much for reviewing us, you are amazing. Our Waterfall Walk and Discovery Tour is a great way to get the best of both worlds, walk the beautiful Haruru Falls Walking track which is 5km long before embarking on our Waterfall Discovery Tour. Molly is amazing and loves showing off our slice of paradise. Thanks again, The Coastal Kayakers Team

Carmen from Australia wrote on 14 April 2018

Walk & Kayaking Tour - Coastal Kayakers

Really can't say enough about how much fun this tour was. We did the Hauru Falls Walk followed by kayak back to base camp in Paihia a couple of days ago. Great trip. Our guide Chad was fantastic....thanks Chad. Highly recommend this to anyone wanting a good 1/2 day out to see the waterways and falls in Paihia. Thanks Coastal Kayakers.

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This is a great tour for those who have spare half day and appreciate a beautiful walk. Chad just like all our guides love their job and have the pleasure of taking amazing people out and showing them our little slice of heaven. The guides will look after you if you are a beginner or if you are a professional all while keeping you entertained and being your personal photographer and all photos are offered to you free of charge. You are truly a star for taking the time to write a wonderful review of us, thank you. The Coastal Kayakers Team

Shelley from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2018

Relaxing and peaceful

Chad is a very friendly and chatty guide. Nothing was too much trouble and he helped with every query. Would highly recommend the walk and kayak combo as best of both worlds. Try to time your trip with a high tide to explore mangrove colony.

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From Waterfall Discovery Tour & Walk - Coastal Kayakers

Hi Shelley, Chad is amazing and loves his job. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with us. This product is the best of both worlds and we agree with you completely walking and paddling through the enchanting mangrove forest is truly breathtaking. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we really do appreciate it. The Coastal Kayakers Team

Mareike from Germany wrote on 21 January 2018

Wonderful experience!

I had walked the track many times before I booked the Walk & Paddle Tour with Coastal Kayakers and I had enjoyed it every single time, especially the boardwalk through the beautiful mangrove forest. It was something completely different to take in the scenery in a kayak on the Waitangi river and absolutely worth the experience! The service at Coastal Kayakers was fantastic and our tour guides clearly loved their work. Thank you!

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We are so pleased you enjoyed this tour as it is new and we love to hear the feedback on it. We also love the Haruru Falls Walking Track which is 5km long and wanted to incorporate it into a tour. Thanks again for the great review. The Coastal Kayakers Team


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