Ohiwa Harbour, where we live, is a natural inlet on the Bay of Plenty coast. It’s a unique natural environment with a fascinating history of both Māori and European settlement and activity.
Our two and a half hour guided tours offer you an insight into this beautiful harbour and its many islands. We use a number of launch sites which utilise the tide and weather to our advantage.
Its an ideal place for those new to kayaking or for families with young children and there are opportunities to view wildlife in close proximity. The Harbour is home to a large variety of rays and fish such as Kahawai and Mullet that are often seen on our trips. Orca visit the Harbour several times a year and New Zealand Fur Seals and Little Blue Penguins are spotted on occasion.
Ohiwa’s abundant bird life attracts visitors from all over the world and is home to many species including Kingfishers, Godwits and Herons.
As the Harbour water can be a couple of degrees warmer than the ocean, a swim at a secluded beach is always tempting during our tours.
Double and single kayaks are available.