Paddle a safe, sheltered section of the Tasman Bay coastline. See lots of good stuff in a small area including islands, caves, beaches and of course, Split Apple Rock. Loved by families and the cruiser in all of us for the last 18 years. Two hours on the water of guided kayaking.

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$90 Adult
$65 Child
$270 Family* (2ad/2ch)

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.

For families with younger children we would recommend the morning tour. The afternoon tour can quite offen be breezy due to the sea breeze which picks up around midday.


  • Conditions Generally calmer seas
  • Food Self catered or choose our packed lunch (add $18)
  • 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 Child 8-14years, Adult 15+ years

Open Season

Open all year round apart from Xmas Day.


  • Child $65
  • Adult $90
  • Family* $270 (2ad/2ch)

*A rate family is for 2 adults and 2 children 8-14yrs
(additional children are $65.00 per child)

We operate on a 1 adult per child basis for safety reasons. For more children than adults in your group then please phone the Kaiteriteri Kayak office on 0800 25 29 25 to get further details.

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

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

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 1pm trip returns approximately 4:30pm. Your guide may decide to vary this program based on their judgement of weather and sea conditions and client ability/fitness levels.


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