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Walk 25 - Zane Grey Paddle & Platter Walk


  • Sat 14 Oct 2023, 7:15am–3:00pm



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Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Saturday 14th October
Walk 25 – Zane Grey Paddle and Platter Walk

Catch a ferry from Russell to Paihia, then we walk along the Paihia Waterfront to Waitangi Bridge.
Kayaking up the Waitangi River you can explore up close, paddle through mangrove forests or photograph a colony of sea birds that nest in trees hanging over the river, Then onto our final destination where a waterfall drops into the sea. At the waterfall the fun & adrenaline starts, even first timers can safely experience paddling at the basin of a waterfall - the perfect photo opportunity! We have our charter boat is on hand if you need a rest.

Your guides will share with you fauna, flora, local history and Māori legends while being your personal photographers.
After our kayak we walk back along the Haruru Falls track, a sheltered track full of bird-watching, local history and stunning views and along the waterfront to Zane Greys Restaurant and Bar, which is situated out over the water. Arriving there around 2pm to enjoy shared platters and a drink (wine/beer (18+ only) or soft drink) in this stunning location.
No experience required. Family friendly. Bring your own lunch to eat along the way.

Saturday 14th October
Assemble HQ: 7.15am
Depart HQ: 7.45 am ferry to Paihia
Return to HQ: approx. 3 pm
Duration: 3 hours walk, 2 hours kayak.
Distance: 10.6 km walking in total (Haruru Falls Track and along waterfront) Kayak up river.
Grade: Medium fitness level required, no need to have kayaked before as there is a boat nearby if you tire of kayaking and need a ride.
Maximum Walkers: 20
Category: Family Friendly- children 10 years plus
Cost: $103 (Includes ferries, kayak, platters, and a drink at Zane Grey’s Restaurant)

1. Please check what is included and the time and length of your walk so you know what you need to bring in terms of food and water. It’s always a good idea to have a card or cash on you as you never know what you might encounter along the way.
2. The Russell Bowling Club is our Walking Weekend HQ, all walks start from there.

Our guides are all passionate and knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands area and bring something special to the walking experience. Each walk has no more than 20 people. Our HQ is the Russell Bowling Club where people can meet, chat about their day and have something to eat and drink.

Russell is a fantastic base for the weekend with lots of great restaurants, places to stay and for the non-walkers out there. We are very excited about this weekend and the great walking experiences there are here in the Bay of Islands. Time to get your walking boots out of the cupboard and join us in the Bay of Islands.

Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.

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