VIP Kayak Day

Where: Matuku Link Reserve, 111 Bethells Rd, Bethells Beach, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • All tickets: $60.00
  • Door Sales Only
  • Additional fees may apply


A huge success last year, we’re repeating this once-a-year opportunity to of a one-off paddle to raise funds for Matuku Link.

Matuku Link is a conservation and education project in Bethells/Te Henga, restoring the wetland with plants from our own nursery, protecting the wildlife and rebuilding an old barn into a Wetland Education Centre. The Waitakere River flows through Matuku Link and into the unique Te Henga wetland.

The navigable part of Waitākere River is accessible only from private land and on this one day, access will be allowed. Limited tickets available for only $60 each, all gear (kayaks, paddles, life vests etc) and training provided. Suggested minimum age is 12 years. Please indicate your preference for the start time of your two hour paddle: 9am, 11am, 1pm or 3pm.

Supported by: Auckland Canoe and Kayak (kayaks and safety support crew); Bethell’s Beanz (coffee makers), Babich wines and many others for refreshments afterwards.

Bookings required, no door sales! Last year this sold out within two weeks.

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