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4 Views To Enjoy While Kayaking In New Zealand

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  November 12, 2017

We’re pretty sure that you already know just how astonishing the scenery is going to be during your New Zealand road trip, but here are just a few of the incredible places you’ll be able to explore via kayak on your adventure.

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Picturesque Paihia

The Bay of Islands is, quite simply, dreamy. You’ll probably have to pinch yourself that it’s actually real. Paihia is tranquil and full of beauty. And, exploring it by kayak is easily one of the best ways to experience some of the most incredible scenery.


Perfect sunset kayaking at the bay of islands

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Abel Tasman National Park

As you would expect from a national park in one of the world’s most beautiful countries, Abel Tasman is pretty special. The kayaking opportunities here are endless. And, the waters are unbelievably clear, which means you’ll also get to see some of the many species of sea life that call Abel Tasman home. Look out for mischievous dolphins playing in the water and gorgeous fur seals sunning themselves on nearby rocks.


WOW! This doesn’t happen everyday but when it does WOW! 🐬 #AbelTasmanKayaks

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Dart River, Queenstown

Exploring the Dart River by kayak is an ideal way to soak in an alternative view of the bustling backpacking haven that is Queenstown. Explore unique rock formations and crystal-clear waters as your guide expertly shares the importance of this region to Maori culture. A truly wonderful experience that you certainly won’t forget in a hurry.

Dart River, Queenstown

Explore Franz Josef On Your New Zealand Road Trip

Franz Josef’s landscape is simply unforgettable. With views of the rugged coastline, the protected Westland wetlands, and the stunning Southern Alps, you’ll be spoilt with its beauty. Here you’ll have the opportunity to kayak through the protected habitat of New Zealand’s most iconic and elusive creature, the Kiwi. While soaking in views of ancient and untouched rainforests, you’ll paddle your way across the glassy waters of Lake Mapourika.

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