Sailing, surfing, diving, fishing – Kiwis love the water and we’re spoilt for wet choices when it comes to water activities. Indulging your aquatic passion for the water is easy to do here in New Zealand and limited only by your blue mind.
New Zealand is globally known as the ‘Adventure Capital’ of the world and one of the main reasons for this is its wide array of exhilarating water sports. Ranging from boogie boarding, paddle boarding, multisport kayaking, bioluminescence tours, packrafting and sea kayaking; there is a bounty of New Zealand water sports which allures every aquatic adventurer. So, next time, if a New Zealand holiday is in your mind; be prepared for a rush like a waterpark.
In Auckland, aptly known as the “city of sails’; this beautiful city of New Zealand offers sailing experiences in various types of wooden boats, yachts and water vessels throughout the city’s scenic harbours.
Beacuse of Aucklands seafaring roots, the twin harbours of Waitemata and Manukau provide a fantastic water playground for a huge array of water activities and aquatic adventures.
Scenic water cruises around the Auckland harbour provide a relaxing way to see the iconic waterscapes of Auckland and a number of the larger islands that dot the Hauraki Gulf. For those who prefer a little more speed, try bethells boogie. Or, discover fishing through Auckland sea kayaking with us. ‘Seanic’ sea kayaking, by human-power is more rewarding and brings you closer to the water.
Islands, including the Island of Wine, ‘Waiheke’, and its many vineyards and glorious beaches. With more time on your hands, let us help you explore the incredible setting of Auckland and beyond. A visit to Auckland is about getting on the water, so there’s no shortage of water activities to keep you entertained.
New Zealand has the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean surrounding our 15,000km’s of coastline, and 3,820 lakes. New Zealand has made the most out of these waters by hosting some incredible water sports. From a casual exploration trip by kayak to packrafting and white water kayaking, there are plenty of ways to be entertained on the water in New Zealand. No wonder so many Kiwis love to get out on the ocean, whether it’s to sail to the many offshore islands or surf the pumping waves. Make like a New Zealander and tick off the eight epic water sports activities from your New Zealand adventure bucket list!
Surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers and fiords, New Zealand is an ideal water destination for all your favourite water and lake activities, and some you may not have discovered yet.
You can embark on a leisurely river journey, a thrilling boogie board ride or sea kayak across the open waters of Lake Wakatipu.
Enjoy a relaxing canoeing or kayaking trip down a pristine river, across a sparkling lake or on a remote fiord. Kayaking excursions in Queenstown are great for the whole family and for travellers looking for a social group activity.
The ultimate in water adventures in Queenstown will take you back to the rivers, where you can go whitewater rafting or packrafting.
One of the adventure capitals of the world, there are few places that has water flowing like New Zealand. Its array of national parks present so many water activities to do for all types of traveller.
When you want to keep cool this summer, there’s a lot of water-based activities, ocean sports and aquatic playgrounds to enjoy!
There are plenty of ways to get wet in New Zealand with ample opportunity for visitors and locals to enjoy numerous water sports.
Water sports are all about experiencing the magnificent ocean and water from above, on and below. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating or relaxing experience on the water, we’ve got you covered.
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Promoting excellence in outdoor instruction and guiding through qualifications for professionals since 1987. Our instructors can organise, instruct and lead multisport kayaking on flat water and moving water up to and including class II. Our team have awards in both whitewater and multisport instruction.