Adventure Te Aroha

Adventure Te Aroha offers self guided Kayak trips including historic town tours. Gently paddle or just let the river take you as you wind your way down Te Waihou with majestic views of the mountain range and a wide variety of bird life.




From its source at the blue springs to where it enters the Hauraki gulf, Te Waihou winds its way gently northwards.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the historic town of Te Aroha where you will learn about some of the rich culture, history and wild geology of the area. The tour then travels to Waiorongomi to where a gold mining settlement used to thrive.

Once at your departure point on the Waihou river you will be given expert instruction on how to navigate your kayak down the river safely.
This section of river flows mainly through rural land, don't forget to look up and take in the majestic views of the mountain range a truly fantastic sight from the river perspective. Keep a sharp eye out for the wide variety of bird life.

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Physical address

Adventure Te Aroha, 1 Honi street Te Aroha, Te Aroha, Hamilton - Waikato, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
$130 family pass [2 adults 2 children]
Further pricing information:
Prior kayak experience recommended but not necessary as instruction will be given, however a moderate level of fitness and swimming ability required. SUP hire only to those with adequate experience. Children under 16 yrs must be accompanied by a competent adult. Children from 15kg can go in a double kayak with competent adult. Prior kayaking experience is not necessary as instruction will be given but a moderate level of fitness is required.
Cancellation policy:
Trips may be cancelled at any time due to high river flows or poor weather conditions

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
90 minutes from Auckland airport. 40 minutes from Hamilton airport.
Proximity to town:
2 minute walk to town centre, 2 minute ride from the Hauraki cycle trail

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Opening times

Business hours:
8.00am to 8.00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Japanese NO YES

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