New Zealand

Waimarino Kayak Tours

Location:Coromandel & Bay of Plenty

Wairoa River Guided Kayak Tour

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino. Enjoy the peaceful wildlife as you float past in one of our sea kayaks. Stop enroute for a snack or just simply relax on the side and watch time drift by.


  • All relevant equipment provided - request double or single sea kayaks
  • Dry bags for cameras
  • Transport from Waimarino Adventure Park
  • Approximately 3hours from Waimarino back to Waimarino depending on speed of clients


Glow Worm Kayak Tour - Refreshments Tour

This is a truly unique experience; while you can see glow-worms elsewhere in New Zealand, and you can paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place when the two combine for a magical evening. The tour is great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic birdlife and awesome glow-worms.

Our guides will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight to paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon.


  • Transport to and from Lake McLaren
  • Refreshments which include cheese and cracker platters with fresh fruit and local wines in the summer and salami, dried kiwifruit and mulled wine in the winter
  • All Kayaking and Safety equipment provided
  • Approximately 1-1½ hour kayaking, total tour duration: 3-3½ hour tour.

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