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About East Coast Paddler
Tauranga's leading Ocean Adventure company. We deliver stand up paddle board lessons, hires and adventures, waka ama (outrigger canoe) lessons, and guided walks on our mountain, Mauao. We also sell SUP and waka ama equipment. We are committed to igniting the ocean spirit within our clients. We have beach stations on Pilot Bay and Marine Parade in Mount Maunganui. Book as an individual or small group and enjoy one of our ready-made services. Or come as a large group and we will tailor-make your experience. Either way, your visit with us will be unforgettable. You can purchase our products and book your experience through our website, or give us an email or call. See our website for our opening hours. They vary throughout the season.
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Mauao Cultural Walk

120 to 150 minutes
from US$59.42
Overview
At the heart of the beachside Mt Maunganui community is Mauao, an extinct volcano who has captured public imagination since the very first Māori waka entered the Tauranga Habour. Join your guide for a guided hikoi (a walk) up or around the mountain. Take in the breathtaking view along the Bay of Plenty coastline and gain a unique view into the significance of this mountain to the local Māori.
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ngawaiormsby wrote a review Apr 2021
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Fantastic experience with a bunch of friends. We couldn't stop raving about it afterwards. Great opportunity for fun and loads of laughs. The express lesson was thorough and exactly what the girls needed to get going. Nga mihi Mauao adventures. We will be back ❤️
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Carol Andrews wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
This paddle was one of the best I've had with East Coast Paddler. The destination was beautiful and the length of the paddle was perfect allowing plenty of time to soak up nature....and eat. Stopping at Awakeri Hot Pools on the way home was a perfect way to stretch and relax. A fantastic day.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Jen_Lee_Hart wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions3 helpful votes
Had an intro lesson and got our boards for an hour of free time afterwards. The lesson was everything needed to feel confident out on the water and the equipment and customer care were excellent.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Joy D wrote a review Nov 2020
London, Canada3 contributions
I went on a multi-day SUP trip organized and led by Porina. It was a great trip with a great group of girls! Despite the mostly windy weather, we got out to SUP at least once every day in different spots (and I’m a stronger paddler for it). I met the group in Nelson and together we travelled to our base in Picton. We explored different bays around the Queen Charlotte Sound, some accessible by van and others by water taxi. Porina was a great guide, and also incorporated cultural experiences through her whanau connections in the area. Thanks for the awesome trip, Porina!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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clare a wrote a review Jan 2020
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Had an SUP lesson with the family. Great fun, new skill learned 😀. Porina was really helpful, allowed us to re-schedule a couple of times to get the perfect conditions. Great values for money. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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