Adventure Bay of Plenty is known for kayaking adventures like ‘Mount Maunganui Marvel.’ Paddle out through the spectacular Tauranga harbour entrance and around to the beach at the Mount, and then out to Motuotau (Rabbit Island). The return trip takes in a stop off at Matakana Island where the endangered New Zealand dotterel nest.
Adventure BoP also run other island adventures, day trips, eco tours and cycle trips and combination tours. Their stated aim is ‘unique outdoor activity packages for small groups seeking amazing outdoor experiences’ and they’ll customise a tour to suit. A local veteran, Grant Bradley uses the highly regarded Sea Bear kayaks. Kayak trips are priced from $85 for a couple of hours on the water.
Fishermen’s Wharf, Tauranga, tel 576 7040 or 0800 – 238 267, http://www.adventurebop.co.nz