Water Activities

Hawke’s Bay’s many rivers and lakes are the perfect place to enjoy your favourite water activities. Mild or wild there is something for everyone.

Mohaka Rafting

Mohaka Rafting gives guests an amazing North Island rafting experience. Scenic half-day, grade II raft and inflatable kayak trips, and full day grade 3 and grade 4/5 raft  trips down the stunning Mohaka river valley. Read more...

Waka Experience

Waka Experience offers visitors to Hawke’s Bay a unique cultural and sailing experience on board Te Matau a Māui a traditional Polynesian designed sailing waka. Read more...

Splash Planet Theme Park

Splash Planet is a water-based theme park set in 6.5 hectares of attractive park surroundings in Hastings, New Zealand.  The park features slides, pools and motorised rides catering for all ages from toddlers to teens to the 'young at heart'.  No matter your age, it's a fantastic family destination. Read more...

Lake Waikaremoana

Wairoa, in Northern Hawke’s Bay, is the gateway to Te Urewera National Park and Lake Waikaremoana. The drive from Wairoa to Waikaremoana is about 65km, some of it over gravel roads. Read more...

Swim with the Sharks

Visit New Zealand's National Aquarium and watch the scuba divers feeding the sharks, swim with them yourself or have a fun family sleep over! Read more...

Lake Opouahi

This tiny lake is the base of the ECOED Kiwi programme. Read more...

Waimarama Beach

Waimarama Beach is one of the most sought-after coastal resorts in the country. Its long stretches of sandy beach are ideal for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and fishing. It has mobile phone coverage and a general store and seaside cafe. There is also a boat loading ramp and a variety of beach accommodation. Read more...

Tangoio

Tangoio Beach (2km from SH2) is a small coastal settlement North of Napier, between Waipatiki beach and Whirinaki. The area is popular (particularly in the summer) for recreation activities, including fishing, diving, walking and swimming Read more...

Kaweka Lakes

These small lakes are ecologically and botanically significant because of the large number of plant species and vegetation types in the surrounding area. Read more...