Northland's Pacific coastline offers you exceptional sea kayaking, snorkeling and fishing, in the clear subtropical waters of New Zealand's warmest region.

Visitors are amazed by how pristine and secluded the coastline is while only 2-3 hours north of Auckland. Get to know the real New Zealand where the pace is slower and you can really unwind. Relax on a quiet beach, catch a fish and cook it yourself.

We access a range of kayak destinations from tranquil harbours and mangrove eco-systems to adventure kayaking on the open coast and offshore islands. To get close to nature visit one of our marine reserves.


Our Location:

General map of the North Island

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Kayaking with dolphins

Pacific Coast Kayaks is based at Onerahi next to the Waikaraka Marine Reserve and Limestone Island with easy access to the Whangarei Heads. A second Marine Reserve at Motukaroro is at Reotahi. We also have a strong presence on the Tutukaka coast.

Our base is only 2 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the bus depot

Sea kayaking & adventure services for overseas visitors, and New Zealanders

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...

For multi day tours we head to more isolated and more rugged coast where you can camp out and explore wilderness not often seen in the rest of the world.

All our trips can be customised to suit your preferences. Just contact us.

Shipwreck Bay at Limestone Island

Above and Below: Limestone Island

Limestone Island

When you paddle on one of our tours we can often explore the culture and history of our region. The East Coast was settled first by Maori and we will be able to visit pa sites and other archaeological sites as part of your trip. Early European settlers have also left ruins on the changing landscape. See our eco and historical tours for full details.

Northland's East Coast - Our Tour Locations:

Route Map

We Offer:

Great guiding and a range of kayak tours, with opportunities for a wide range of associated activities. These include:


A freshly caught fish

School Groups

Pacific Coast Kayaks can be booked for School and Youth Groups. For more information see our School and Community pages.

Lessons and Training Also Available

View our training page for full details of what we can provide.