Kawhia Harbour

Weekend Friday 2 - Sunday 4 October.  Leader is Ruth. This will be a joint Yakity Yak and BASK trip.

Explore the Kawhia Harbour - its limestone rocks, inlets and coastline on the Southern side. There are wonderful rock chasms, towers and columns plus a variety of birdlife including spoonbills.

Stay at Kawhia Camping Ground (run by fellow kayaker Grant Glazier) ph. 07 871 0863 or email www.kawhiacampingground.co.nz to make your own bookings.
  • be quick to book a cabin ($60 - $70 for 2, +$20 per extra person) or pitch your tent/park your van.
Friday night - 'do your own thing' dinner - NB orders at the Fish n Chip shop have to be in by 7.00pm, hotel meals until 8.30pm (07 871 0842) or cook at the campground kitchen.

Saturday: Two options - on the water at 10.am, paddle from Kawhia across the harbour (60 mins) to Okura Pt, heading east explore past Opeope Rocks, delve into Kaitawa and Rakanui inlets.  Then head for 'home' back across the harbour before the 'plug is pulled' and the water disappears.

Or carpool and leave camp at 8.30am, drive around (45 mins) to Te Waitere and launch from there which removes the pressure of running out of water and gives more time for exploration.

End the afternoon climbing a sand dune and digging for a hot soak at the Te Puia Springs which are exposed at low-tide.

Saturday night - dine at the Boating & Angling Club as a group.  When registering for this trip please indicate if you want to join the group dinner.

Sunday  check out 10.00am, head back on SH31 and park at Puti Point.  Paddle east to Motukotuku Pt and up the inlet towards Oparau.

Suitable for confident beginners if the wind is under 15 knots.  Distance for both days are 20-25 km depending on which options we take.

Russ and Larraine are going so we are happy to take the trailer to transport hire kayaks.  Please organise your hire by contacting C&K, auckland@canoeandkayak.co.nz 

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