Whangaroa Harbour Water Transport

Whangaroa Harbour Water Transport

Whangaroa Harbour Water Transport
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The water-taxi 'Waihi' is a comfortable purpose built vessel on which to enjoy the magnificent scenery and interesting history. Knowledgable local skippers share their stories of the harbour. The colonial and early contact of the 1800's and Whangaroa's busy days of the 1900s where the economy was based on fishing, boat building and the kauri timber trade. Whangaroa Harbour is hard to beat for pristine scenery. It is a beautiful and uniquely idyllic place. The natural beauty of the area shines through: pure nature in all it's glory. The outer reaches have amazing outcrops and rock formations which tumble into the lush green bush growing right down to the waters edge. There are many beautiful beaches and bays only accessible by water. Be picked up from Lane Cove walking track and be returned to Totara North, Lunch at Kingfish Lodge, or take our 90 minute Discover Whangaroa Harbour Tour.
Whangaroa, New Zealand

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Christine P
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Fabulous trip on the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour. It was worth every penny as the skipper took us in and out of areas of the harbour we had no idea existed and gave us such an informed overview of the history of the area. Highly recommend.
Written 27 May 2023
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Helen
Kaitaia, New Zealand28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This was part of our work in-service and so a group of 6 of us went on the trip. Our skipper and the rest of the team were so accommodating and helpful. The skipper was down-to-earth, experienced, and very friendly and knowledgeable. As there was a strong easterly on the day we travelled and he made the call to stay in the harbour, which we were thankful for! The scenery is stunning and the harbour has such a depth of history I fully recommend this to anyone wanting a trip out. Thank you!
Written 19 April 2023
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Tina D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
What an amazing experience! Living life on the boat was such fun. Fishing, kayaking, relaxing. The views within Whangaroa harbour are spectacular.
Written 18 April 2023
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Lynda L
Whangarei, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The customer service was exceptional. All our enquires were responded to immediately. We needed to make changes once we had booked and they made that a very easy process. So helpful. The skipper was to notch and so were the owners. And the beauty of the area and the waters were something else!!
Written 2 March 2023
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Hestercarr
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We booked the Whangaroa Harbour Water Taxi to pick us up at the end of a beautiful hike to Lane Cove. The hike was rigorous, along the Wairakau Stream Track, but well marked and maintained. Luke and Walter arrived right on time at the Lane Cove shelter and helped us aboard. They showed us the highlights of the cove and then we skimmed along the azure waters of the Harbour back to the Totara North Dock. Excellent service and a unique way to see the Harbour!
Written 1 March 2023
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VIANZ
San Francisco21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Brilliant trip. Luke is an excellent guide. The scenery is stunning and the history fascinating. Highly recommended!
Written 22 February 2023
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Ikarz
Rotorua, New Zealand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
A unique and totally amazing holiday experience. With a bit of everything to keep everyone happy, from adventuring and exploring to chilling out. We highly recommend this holiday. Thanks Teresa and Walter.
Written 25 January 2023
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Chris B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We'll never know what our guide Luke does & doesn't know about the Whangaroa Harbour, because most of us on board were unable to hear 80% of what he said. In mildly breezy conditions and in the complete absence of any sound system, the only person in our group who could hear any of the rather sporadic commentary was the person in the co-pilot seat. Any observations offered by the guide each time he turned back to the helm were completely inaudible to everyone at the back of the boat.
We were extremely disappointed in the quality of the commentary - all of our party knew more about the 'Boyd' than our guide did. There was very scant information provided about all the unique geology of the harbour shoreline.
Our day ended with apologetically taking $90 off each of our guests to pay for their underwhelming experience.
A $300 investment in a headset microphone & bluetooth speakers, plus some extensive swatting-up by the guide will be essential before we advise anyone to sign up for this trip.
Written 23 January 2023
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Lisa McGowan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
what a wonderful experience Walter and Teresa were so helpful went out of there way
would happily recommend this houseboat. Our kids loved to fishing day and Nite.
Written 24 December 2022
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Ian N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Luke was a great captain showing us around the harbor. Good fun, knowledgeable and great value for your money. Highly recommend if you’re in the area
Written 1 November 2022
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