Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking at Pa Beach, Great Barrier Island

Sea Kayak Tryphena Harbour, Great Barrier Island Preparing for Canoe-Camping trip, Great Barrier Island

The west-coast of Great Barrier Island offers the most sheltered
conditions for sea-kayaking, and best exploring opportunities.
Campgrounds are conveniently located 3-4 hours paddle from Tryphena
at Whangaparapara, & also at Port Fitzroy a further 3-4 hours paddle.

Both campgrounds are maintained by DOC and are situated on the
waters edge. No fires are permitted, so bring a camping stove to
cook on. Shop's are located about half an hour walk from each
campground and wine can also be purchased.

Bring: Tent, sleeping bag, gas cooking stove, pots & pans etc.
Experience: Some sea kayaking experience is necessary.

Equipment rentals are available at Great Barrier Island Kayak Hire
Tel. 64-9-429 0520   Email:

(DOC Concessionaire).

Both double and single sea kayaks available and rental
includes paddles, life jackets, spray-decks and VHF radio.

Departure from Pah Beach, Tryphena.
$40 per day (per person) & $35 after 3-days (includes campground fees).

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