Freedom Kayak Adventure
Hire a Kayak for a self guided adventure. Or local historian and comic character Gavin Hopper can accompany you to add to your experience.
We have single person ride-on kayaks as well as tandem two person kayaks available. Hiring options range from 4 hours to 8 hours.
As a water sport, kayaking has some risks. Therefore, it is not suitable for unaccompanied children or for single adults without sufficient experience. If you are unsure if this activity is suitable for your group, please contact us to discuss it.
Paying customers enjoying our activities are welcome to park self-contained vehicles on our property for the night.
We have a current Adventure Life Skills Safety Management Plan in place. If you wish to see this, for peace of mind, please contact us or ask us to show you on the day.
Special rates or special conditions may be available to groups on request, such as a school with a number of adults able to supervise children in single person kayaks. Please call us to arrange a special booking.
Please be aware that the departure point is unmanned. You will need to book online or give us a call as you arrive. We live just across the creek. Apply some sun screen while you wait.
Eco Adventure Boat Cruise, Hokitika
Come and see the beauty of the West Coasts Lake Mahinapua, just south of Hokitika, as you cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer.
Our daily Sunset Cruise starting at 7PM might suit you – Grab a take-out dinner or a bottle of wine and enjoy the last light of the day.
We also encourage you to arrange with us a time that suits your group for a cruise.
Enjoy the birdsong tranquility as you take in the scenery; the mirror finished lake amid ancient Rimu and Kamahi trees with the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route south of Hokitika used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers. Experience majestic views of Mt.Cook and the Southern Alps and outstanding West Coast flora, fauna and native rain forests.
Paying customers enjoying our activities are welcome to park self-contained vehicles on our property for the night. If transportation is an issue, contact us and we may be able to arrange transport for your group.
We also work with Hokitika Scenic Tours who run daily trips from Hokitika visiting popular attractions around the Hokitika area.
We have a current Maritime Transport Operators Plan in place. If you wish to see this, for peace of mind, please contact us or ask us to show you on the day.
Cruises aboard the Eco Adventurer are suitable for all ages.
Things to bring:
Sun screen and hat
West Coast Wilderness Trail
West Coast Scenic Waterways has mountain bikes and e-bikes available for hire. Cycle the spectacular Mahinapua section of the trail from Scenic Waterways to Westcoast Treetops Walkway and Café. Either as a return trip, or use our shuttle service.
West Coast Scenic Waterways are partners with the West Coast Wilderness Trail and the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
The Mahinapua Waterways used to be the main route south to Ross. Early pioneers, gold diggers and explorers regularly traveled the route by boat.
For more detail on the West Coast Wilderness Trail, please visit the West Coast Wilderness Trail Website.
If you are looking for more activities to include during your day then please also take a look at our Packages page here.