Trip Overview

Cruise through Tonga Island Marine Reserve to reach Awaroa, a fascinating inlet that has inspired generations of settlement and protection. Choose your lunch option:

  • order a delicious picnic lunch from us
  • bring your own
  • book lunch at the Awaroa Lodge restaurant. This property is not owned by us and is closed during low season. Please contact them to confirm lunch options and availability (phone 03 528 8758).

Enjoy your lunch and relax or explore along the beach, then rejoin the Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri via Totaranui.

Book online: please select both Awaroa - Totaranui and Totaranui - Kaiteriteri options. The Vista Cruise does not stop at Awaroa on the southbound trip from Totaranui.

Your 10.30am leisurely departure choice is a Water Taxi service available 20 December to 31 March.

For a more active day, book the Pioneer Trail (2 hour walk) or Pioneer Trail Plus (4 hour walk).

If you are staying in Golden Bay or Totaranui, go to Totaranui Dine & Stride for Awaroa options.

*9.20am or 10.30am
Kaiteriteri – Awaroa return
3 hrs
NZ$87 with $5 WEBSAVER
*All Year, other times 1 Oct-30 April