Adele Island Birdsong & Seals (Half Day Trip)
Your choice for: most variety with less paddling effort. Cruise into the Astrolabe Roadstead. Kayak to Adele Island. Min age 12 years.
- Availability: High Season (1 Oct - 30 Apr)
- Best For: Adele Island wildlife sanctuary
- Cruise: Kaiteriteri-Observation Beach
20 mins each way
- Walk: 0
- Kayak: 2 hours guided
- Start: 9.00 am or 12.30 pm
- Finish: 2.40 or 4.15 pm
- Cost: Adult $130 Child $102 (12-14 yrs)
Cruise from Kaiteriteri into the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead, pausing for photographs at Split Apple Rock.
On the golden sands of picturesque Observation Beach, your Guide introduces you to kayaking with full training and safety brief. Then paddle around Adele Island wildlife sanctuary, home to seals, penguins and birds, including one of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the South Island Saddleback.
Return to Observation Cove to cruise back to Kaiteriteri, or travel further into the Park for a beach stop with optional walking. See Adele Island Kayak Plus Walk for more details.
Please note: no kayaking on Christmas Day (December 25)
Other OptionsWe Operate These Options:
9.00 am or 12.30 pm Check in at our Kaiteriteri ticket booth to meet your Guide.
9.20 am or 1 .00 pm Join our Vista Cruise at Kaiteriteri to cruise into the protected waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead.
9.40 am or 1.20 pm Disembark at Observation Beach where your friendly, expert Guide settles you into a stable double kayak with full instructions and safety brief. Then, it's onto the water to explore and have fun. Paddle to Adele Island, a predator-free sanctuary, ringing with birdsong. The island is home to seals, penguins and birds, including one of New Zealand's rarest birds, the South Island Saddleback (Tieke). Explore the coast of Adele Island, then return to Observation Beach.
2.10 or 3.50 pm rejoin the Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri at 2.40 or 4.15 pm