Sea or fresh-water kayaking in New Zealand is a magical way of exploring the many thousands of kilometers of coast and internal water ways. The on-water perspective delivers you (or rather you power yourself) to off-the-grid places and little visited corners. Our selection of First Light Travel itineraries will steer you to some stunning kiwi Kayaking. 

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Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping
Departing from
Te Anau

Two full days of guided kayaking in the pristine wilderness of the unspoilt Sound of Silence, home to fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, crested penguins plus overnight camping in the ancient podocarp forest with its native birds and lush tree ferns.

From $411
per person
Location
North Island
Wilderness Camping
Departing from
Paihia
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 3 Day Sea Kayaking Tour is the Ultimate Mix of Adventure and Relaxation. Along the way we have plenty of time for exploring the Islands numerous caves and reefs, snorkeling (gear supplied) with the fish or even a spot of fishing. There are always Dolphins in the Bay of Islands and we often get to see them up close and in season even Whales.

From $650
per person
Location
South Island
4 Star Waterfront Lodge
Departing from
Picton
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Finally, you can do it all in just three days. On the Ultimate Sounds Adventure, spend one day hiking, one day sea kayaking and one day mountain biking. Take in the beauty and magic as you travel the length of the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds.

From $855
per person
Location
South Island
4 Star Beachfront Lodges
Departing from
Nelson
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 3 day Abel Tasman guided kayak and hike is Ideal for those short on time and want to experience the park in style. Either walk the entire length of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or take your time and experience the highlights. You may choose to kayak sections or even take a day out relaxing on the beach or relax ay your beachfront lodge - just do what you want to do or even change your mind.

From $1595
per person
Location
North Island
Great Walk DOC Huts
Departing from
National Park
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Just imagine a holiday away from it all, no cell phones, no television, no shops, no traffic. This Whanganui River adventure is a unique experience as the environment is almost inaccessible from land. Paddling in a canoe has never been more relaxing since the river does not have a strong current which makes it the perfect trip for everyone. Words cannot describe this magical journey.

From $995
per person
Location
South Island
4 Star Beachfront Lodges
Departing from
Picton

This all-encompassing Marlborough Sounds package incorporates the best the Marlborough Sounds has to offer in four days. You will have the opportunity to enjoy two days of gentle sea kayaking, two days of easy walking and an eco-tour and dolphin watching, all with the security and comfort of a guide, comfortable accommodation and delicious food.

From $1940
per person
Location
South Island
Beachfront Lodges
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Nelson
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Take five days to be as active or relaxed as you wish, with three days walking the 38 km (23 Mile) Coastal Track and 2 extra days at each of the Beachfront Lodges. This is a fully Inclusive, Pack-Free, guided adventure into the World Famous Abel Tasman National Park. You may choose to do sections by kayak, walking or sailing.

From $2215
per person
Provider
Location
North Island
3 Star Hotels & Motels
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
16 Oct 2018

The famous Tongariro Crossing, Blackwater Rafting, Sea Kayaking, Geothermal activities are only a few of the highlights on this 5 Day North Island Trip. Experience the Maori Culture and many unforgettable adventures you might have on your bucket list in only 5 days. 

From $4472
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
10 Nov 2018

With spectacular scenery ranging from bubbling mud pools to forest lined rivers. This itinerary includes biking out to the mud pools and thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, hiking the Tongariro Crossing. Enjoy modern cuisine alongside a Maori Hangi dinner and some hot tub soaking and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

From $2179
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mixture
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
25 Nov 2018

We’ve picked all of the best bits around the South Island and cleverly squeezed them into eight unforgettable days, packing as much fun as possible into this Adventure Tour. Experience the best hikes, paddles and bike rides during this 8 day South Island of New Zealand. Activities like kayaking, wilderness Jet Boating, swimming with dolphins and many other highlights for you - An unforgettable journey. 

From $6365
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping/Huts
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Embark on a journey into some of New Zealand's finest scenic destinations, secluded in the great wilderness areas of the West Coast and mighty Southern Alps of the South Island. This is a camping and adventure tour for intrepid lovers of nature as well as those seeking a unique snapshot of our great outdoors.

From $4267
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
05 Nov 2018

Enjoy an action-packed hiking adventure on the South Island. Hike the Routeburn Track, the Kaikoura Peninsula, the Paparoa National Park or the Fox Glacier. Many hiking highlights combined with unforgettable experiences like kayaking, biking or a Milford Overnight Cruise are waiting for you on this two week journey!

From $8258
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
15 Oct 2018

Experience all the highlights of the South Island during this 2 week trip. Enjoy 14 days of adventure at a comfortable pace. A huge variety of outdoor activities like a historic bike trail, swimming with dolphins or kayaking on the Queen Charlotte Sound are waiting for you!

From $8602
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
28 Jun 2018

This adventure trip incorporates hiking, kayaking, cycling and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes including rainforests, glaciers and gorgeous coastline. Exciting even when you’re not moving, accommodations include a seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest. Unique? You bet.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

Was $2679
Now from $2143
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
10 Nov 2018

Across 3 action-packed weeks on two islands - you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture. These small group New Zealand tours are just the ticket for those adventurous folk wanting to maximize their New Zealand experience.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

From $6219
per person twin share