Join Us Through the Low Season

Posted 26 April 2018 by Lucy Hodgson

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Join Us Through the Low Season

Discover why the locals say we don't have a winter in our sunny part of the country. From 1 May, the Vista Cruise departs every day from Kaiteriteri at 9.20 am, returning at 4.15 pm.

This allows you a full range of walking and sea kayaking options that make most of the shorter daylight hours in the cooler months. Choose your trip and Book Online, or call us to book the best trip for you.

View the low season timetable here.

Barbecue Cruise

Enjoy a classic Kiwi Barbecue Lunch as you cruise the spectacular coast. Departing every day from Kaiteriteri 9.20 am. Please book 24 hours in advance.

Low Season Cruise & Walk Options

Anchorage Beach Stop:
Our Pitt Head Walk trip has the options of relaxing on the long, golden sands of Anchorage beach or taking a 45 minute walk to include picturesque Te Pukatea Bay or a 3 hour return walk to include Cleopatra’s Pool.

Medlands Beach Stop:
The sheltered golden cove of Medlands has an optional walk (1 hr 30 mins) to Bark Bay Falls.

2-hour Walking Option with seal viewing:
Our Seals & Beach trip cruises past the Tonga Island Seal Colony, then lands at Tonga Quarry to walk 2 hours around the Bark Bay waterfall track to Medlands Beach.

4-hour Walking Option with Swing Bridge crossing:
Our Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach trip starts your walk at Medlands Beach, across the Falls River Swing Bridge, around the Torrent Bay inlet and along the golden sands of Anchorage Beach.  The Extended Cruise option is not available with the low season schedule.

Low Season Guided Kayaking Options

Split Apple Paddle: our popular half-day of sea kayaking takes you exploring to Split Apple Rock in a morning or afternoon.

Adele Island Birdsong & Seals: More to see, less paddling effort. Kayak around Adele Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Beaches, Bays Kayak and Walk combines the best of kayaking and walking in heart of the park.