Wildlife Excursion

The great water quality of the Otahu Estuary is, where it enters the sea, enjoyed by large numbers of locals and holidaymakers. Sheltered from wind and swell, the Otahu River`s calm waters are a perfect location for nature lovers!

    120 mins
  • per personNZD $30


  • Kayak or paddle board
  • Local Guide
  • Life Jacket
  • Dry Bag
  • Wetsuit


By kayak or paddle board, this trip is perfect family day out!
Follow our map with, which indicates where birds, fish and trees can be spotted and make a great day outdoors.


Surrounded by native bush, mountains and marine life this estuary offers a spectacular opportunity to experience contact with Tui, Fantail, Kingfisher, Pukeko among other native Kiwi birds. Looking down deep, you will be able to spot a variety of marine life including Butter fish, Purores, stingrays and eels swimming freely in the its clear calm waters.

All tours are condition dependent, due to the unpredictable nature of the ocean. We thank you in advance for understanding.


We meet at the SURFSUP trailer at the end of Island View Road (beach access 14), 15 minutes before the tour. After payment and disclaimer are done, we will give you your gear and the tour will start! 



Please observe that all tours and hires are weather dependent.  As conditions can change on daily and even hourly basis, we request all customers to call before hand to confirm their bookings. We are not responsible for any inconvenience if tours have to be cancelled last minute due to weather conditions.

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