Papatowai Freedom Kayak Hire

Freedom Kayak Hire, self-guided NZ made double and single sit-on-top kayak hire. Explore Tahakopa Bay and the Tahakopa and MacLennan Rivers, over 25 k's of waterways to explore. View rare fauna and flora from the water, areas inaccessible by foot.


$45.00 - $89.00


Papatowai Freedom Kayak Hire is a small sustainable business. We offer self-guided sit-on-top kayaks for hire. Our kayaks are New Zealand made for NZ conditions, both double and single kayaks are very stable and easy to handle. We offer a full safety briefing and paddling tips before getting out on the waterways.

We have kayak hire from $45 for two hours right up to a full day hire of 8 hours. The waterways are perfect for paddling at low and high tides, Papatowai offers an ideal environment for kayaking. If it is nature, bird watching, scenic reserves, trout fishing, or just relaxing Papatowai has it all. You can enjoy a paddle on the Tahakopa Bay underneath ancient Southern Rata trees, or amongst pristine natural wetlands and rivers.

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Physical address

2519 Papatowai Highway, Papatowai, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00 - $89.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Prices are per kayak, single or double kayak, group booking available for 18 people
Further pricing information:
Prices are per Kayak, single kayak: 2 hours from $45 to $65 for 8 hours. Double kayak: 2 hours from $59 to $89 for 8 hours. Six different hire choices available, overnight by arrangement.
Cancellation policy:
Cancellation within 48 hours no charge to you. Cancellation within 24 hours you will be charged for the kayak hire. We will be happy to re-arrange a suitable time for change in bookings. Cancellation by us, no charge to you.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
Located in the village of Papatowai.

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Opening times

Business hours:
5.30am - 10pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

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