Join Catlins Kayak and Adventure on a small group guided sea kayak tours of Nugget Point in the Catlins. See the spectacular Nugget Point from water level and get an up and close encounter with the local Seals, Dolphins and more!
In New Zealands Southern most corner, Catlins Kayak and Adventure offer sea kayak tours of Nugget Point. We are owner/operated and want to share the wonder that the Catlins have to offer. We currently offer two daily tours, giving people a different viewing point of the Nuggets sheltered northern coastline and Nugget Point lighthouse. The tours offer not only spectacular scenery but a close encounter with the wildlife that inhabits the area.
Nugget Point Wildlife Reserve is breathtaking, its’ distinctive scenery plays host to the regions largest Fur Seal Colony, New Zealand Sea Lion, and casual visits from Hectors Dolphin, Elephant Seal and Orca. It boasts many sea birds that nest above the reaching hands of the southern ocean, including Royal Spoonbills, clouds of mutton birds, the stoic Albatross and the Southern Giant Petrel - all something to keep an eye out for.
Up until recently the Catlins was our best kept secret – we want to share it with you! Offering two morning tours, our Early Riser and Lighthouse.
On our tour we head out along the cliff edge, counting up the seals and spotting sea birds as they whizz in and out to sea. Sitting in the “fish bowl” we can watch the constant activity of the colony whilst we look up at all the envious visitors standing on the platform high above at the Nugget Point Lighthouse.
Do I have to be fit or have kayak abilities? This is a leisurely tour. While the ability to swimming is required, our kayaks used are highly stable and suitable for first time paddlers. We use double kayaks so the work load is halved! You do not have to be of a high fitness level take part in the tour.
Total paddle time: 2 hours
Allow 3 hours in total
Please note - Tour departs from Kaka Point on the Catlins Coast - approx 1 hour drive south of Dunedin, 2.5 hours east of Queenstown. If you are not staying in the area you will need to make your own way to the departure location.
All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)
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