Wairau Lagoon by Kayak

Take an eco tour to the Wairau lagoon to see close up the wetland birds. Hear the stories of the early European settlers. The Wairau Bar is the first site of human occupation. Enjoy kayak sailing, photography and birding. Complimentary homemade


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Paddle the Opawa river, into the 2000 hectare Wairau lagoon. You can get close to birds like royal spoonbill, blackfronted tern and bartailed godwit, your guide can teach you about the wildlife of this beautiful area. Kayak under cormorants nesting in a tree. A wonderful opportunity for wildlife photography.

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Hear the stories of New Zealand's early history. The Wairau Bar was home to the Polynesian Moa Hunter, the first arrivals to new Zealand. Visit the archaeological fish traps. Hear the stories of the early European pioneers to the area.

Enjoy a homemade picnic on the shore including local cockles (shellfish) and a glass of Marlborough wine. Dietary requirments catered for if prior notice given. Evening tours are very popular.

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Physical address

Wairau Lagoon by Kayak, 749 Dillons Point Road, RD 3, Blenheim , Blenheim, Marlborough, 7273, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8:00am - 6:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 minutes from Marlborough Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
10 minutes from Blenheim bus stop
Proximity to town:
25 minutes from Picton

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $200.00
Further pricing information:
Minimum of 2 people, one person by arrangement. In event of us cancelling a tour due to the weather being unfit, a full refund is offered or an alternative tour. Free pickup and drop off to Blenheim.

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