Tonga Island Marine Reserve
Half Day and Full Day Options
Start the day with a scenic water-taxi ride to the northern beach of Onetahuti.
From there paddle to Tonga Island and its flourishing seal colony, experience them within their natural environment. Tides permitting, explore the spectacular Tonga Arches or enchanting Shag Harbor before heading south to Bark Bay. Here we relax for a famous Toad Hall lunch and drinks break.
After lunch, choose from 1 of the following 3 options.
Option 1: Continue kayaking taking in the lazy Falls River, before making your way down to Anchorage Bay. Here you will meet your Aqua Taxi captain for a scenic water taxi ride back to Marahau.
Option 2: Catch the 1:00 pm water taxi back to Marahau or enjoy more leisure time on the beach and catch either the 2:15 pm or 3:45 pm water taxi back to Marahau.
(Own vehicle required)
Option 3: After lunch walk unguided south to explore the flora and fauna of the New Zealand bush. Walk over the famous Falls River swing bridge to Anchorage Bay. Meet your water taxi for a ride back to Marahau. The walk is 11.5km which requires a medium level of fitness.
$240.00 per person (fully catered)