North Head Adventure

North Head Adventure

$110pp  |  3 Hours  |  9 am


  • Tours run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays NOV- APRIL
  • A minimum of 6 people are required for this tour to go ahead
  • 16 years and over
  • Trip cancellations will only occur with high winds and/or lightening
  • Custom tours can be arranged for group bookings of 6+ please contact us for more details
  • All participants to read the Terms and Conditions

    What to Expect

    Less than 10 minutes from downtown Auckland you’ll launch from our iconic Fergs Kayaks base on the water’s edge at Okahu Bay.

    Your paddling adventure to the North Shore takes around 45 minutes, first pulling in to the seaside village of Devonport. From there we paddle around North Head and make landfall at Cheltenham Beach.

    Your guide will lead you on a summit hike up North Head (Maungauika), one of the oldest dormant volcanos in Auckland, taking in the fascinating history of this old Pā and coastal defence site.

    At the peak, you will enjoy sweeping views of Auckland City, the inner harbour and some outlying islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

    Trip Summary

    • Meet Fergs Kayaks 9am
    • Safety Briefing
    • 45 minute paddle to Devonport
    • Paddle tour around North Head
    • Land on Cheltenham Beach One 
    • Hike to North Head summit 
    • Return to base 12pm (approx.)


    Terms and Conditions

    We apply a strict cancellation policy.
    Fergs reserves the right to cancel or amend any tour due to any inclement outside our control ie weather, road, water closures.

    If the tour has commenced we have the right to amend the tour due to safety requirements at the guides discretion.
    Fergs will use all reasonable efforts to contact all participants in the event that Fergs needs to cancel a tour due to inclement weather.
    In the event that Fergs cancels the tour a full refund or a booking transfer to an alternative date will be offered.
    There are No refunds on Gift Cards under any circumstances.
    Fergs is not liable in any circumstances for any costs incurred by the Participant as a result of such cancellation.

    These terms are subject to rights and remedies you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 2003.

    Cancellation charges
    75% refund if cancelled 48 hrs prior to trip
    50% refund if cancelled 24hrs prior to trip
    0% refund if fewer than 24hrs notice including missing the tour departure time, fail to arrive, or we have to cancel the booking because of Participant unsuitability due to age, ill health, poor fitness, inappropriate physical size, intoxication.

    Trip Map

    What to Bring

    Dress for the weather, and be prepared for it to change. We recommend the following:

    • For summer paddling: shorts, t-shirt, sports tights, quick dry clothing. For winter paddling, anything thermal/wool/polypro, shorts/leggings/polar fleece or hiking trousers (NO denim or cotton please)
    • A windproof shell jacket
    • Hiking shoes or trainers
    • Water and snacks
    • Sunhat/sunglasses, ideally with a securing string
    • Sunscreen
    • Camera
    • Your sense of adventure
    • We provide all safety equipment