• Te Ara Moana rental kayak hire Auckland

    Kayak Trail -Te Ara Moana

Auckland Sea Kayaks offers you the chance to sea kayak the ‘Auckland Kayak Trail’ self guided at your own pace in your own time. Te Ara Moana – the seagoing pathway, takes kayakers from Omana Regional Park near Maraetai to Waharau Regional Park in the foothills of the Hunua Ranges near Kaiaua with camping options at purpose-built campgrounds along the way.

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Te Ara Moana is one of many routes traditionally paddled by Mãori to travel between settlements, carry goods for trade and gathering food. To this day the Iwi of Tamaki Makaurau maintain strong ties with the Hauraki Gulf, Tikapa Moana (Firth of Thames) and Te Ara Moana.

This is one of New Zealands most stunning coast lines with long white beachs, newly adapted camp sites for kayaks in an area that offers you a feeling of escape in a controlled environment.

Auckland Sea Kayaks are Auckland’s sea kayaking specialist.

You’ll appreciate our safe, modern, single and double rental kayaks! We can provide you with all the equipment, advice and back-up you need to get out there and experience the beauty of this area at your own pace, in your own way.


Top grade accessories include life jackets, spray decks, paddles, pumps, waterproof maps, spare paddle, sponge, emergency flares and rope. We also issue the latest marine weather forecasts and tide tables to each group.

Prior to departure you will attend a comprehensive safety briefing covering all aspects of kayaking from correct use of equipment through to emergency management and weather assessment.

Click HERE to see a video with more information and HERE for detailed brochure and map. Read a New Zealand Herald Article 

Hire rates

Sea Kayak Hire per person:

Rates 1st day rental Extra days
Double Sea Kayak $150 $130
Single Sea Kayak $110 $75

Expedition retrieval and back to start location $65 per person (min 6 people required or the cost of 6 for a pick up) 15% surcharge on public holidays

Delivery charge of kayaks may apply to small groups or free pick up in Eden Terrace, Auckland Central. This rental is subject to minimum numbers.

Camping gear hire rate

One night Extra night
Tent (2 person) $45 $10
Sleeping Mat (¾) $15 $5
Sleeping Bag $40 $10
Camping cooking set $30 $10



Ain't no office better than the Hauraki Gulf 💯☀️
Dinner al fresco. Do the guides deserve a Michelin star? @dukeofednz #dukeofedinburghaward
Team New Zealand @emiratesteamnz training on the Hauraki Gulf yesterday. They tried to keep up with our kayaks but I think they had the wrong foils on 😂
Beautiful jellyfish found on the shoreline at Motukorea. Any marine biologists out there have some intel on this cool creature? @emr_nz
There are still some kayak spots available for the Upper Waitemata Coastal Cleanup this Saturday. Join us to get on the water and help cleanup the coastline.
Motunau Bay, Ponui Island. Everyone enjoying an afternoon swim at high tide on the Autumn Equinox, Wed, 20 Mar 2024.