Split Apple Classic

Split Apple Classic

An all time favourite half day guided

This trip has a strong emphasis on fun and enjoyment. We don’t just show you the best spots to travel to, you will have a great time with a group of people in a beautiful area. Like all of our short trips we paddle at a relaxed pace and pause often to enjoy views, stories and conversation.

  • No experience necessary
  • Enjoy the most sheltered part of the Kaiteriteri coastline
  • A great option for family fun


Trip: Split Apple Classic
Conditions: Generally calmer seas
Food: Self catered or choose our packed lunch (add $15)
Paddling: Around 5 kms and approx 3hrs (including breaks)
Walking: None
Sailing: As conditions allow
Water Taxi: None
Check-in: 8:30am/1.00pm at Kaiteriteri base
Briefing: About 25 mins
Duration: 8:30am – 12 noon (3½ hrs) and 1.00pm – 4:30pm (3½ hrs)
Return: 12 noon for the morning trip. 4:30pm for the afternoon trip
Age Limit: 8+

Open Season

Open all year round apart from Xmas Day.


Child: $60.00
Adult: $85.00
Family: $250 per family (2 adults + 2 children 8+yrs)/ $60 per additional child

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include sales tax (GST).

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What You Need to Bring

Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm top (wool or fleece), T-shirt, shorts, swimsuit, wind jacket, camera, change of clothes and water, additional snack food (for those of you that get hungry through the day).

What We Supply

We supply: top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and guide.

We also supply hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits.

Trip Itinerary

This tour covers the area between Kaiteriteri to the south and Split Apple Rock in the north. It is a relatively small area with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. This makes it an ideal tour for the first timer and those who are looking for ultra cruisy kayaking! The trip starts at 8:30am with a safety briefing, with full instruction to make kayaking as simple as possible – even for first timers.

Tides play a big part in the tour itinerary. As these change with each day then so does our tour. We do however aim to get up to Split Apple Rock at around 11am. After a break for swimming, relaxing or exploring the beach we set off for Ngaio Island on the homeward journey. Back to Kaiteriteri at 11:45am.

Please note: This itinerary is an outline only. The 12noon trip returns approximately 3:30pm. Your guide may decide to vary this program based on their judgement of weather and sea conditions and client ability/fitness levels.


Split Apple Classic