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. 

21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
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.
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16 Days | South Island
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.
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13 Days | South Island

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.

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8 Days | North Island
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.
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5 Days | South Island
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.
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Relaxing
4 Days | North Island
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.
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4 Days | South Island
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.
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Relaxing
3 Days | North Island
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.
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3 Days | South Island
You may choose to kayak sections or even take a day out relaxing on the beach. Having both kayaking and hiking guides, a selection of purpose built boats, and beachfront lodges allows us to give you the opportunity to do what you want to do - or even change your mind.
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Relaxing
3 Days | South Island
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.
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2 Days | South Island
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.
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