Rock'n'Roll Adventure Kayaking & Mountain Biking in Kaiteriteri

Kiwi Journeys and Kaiteriteri Kayaks have teamed up to bring you this amazing paddle and pedal package – Half day Kayaking / Half day mountain biking.


AM - Nelson City to Kaiteriteri - Kayaking -  “Split Apple Classic”

Your adventure starts at 07:10am where you will be picked up from selected accommodations around Nelson; you will then be transported to the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach.

This guided kayaking tour covers the area between Kaiteriteri to the south and Split Apple Rock in the north. It is a relatively small area with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. This makes it an ideal tour for the first timer and those who are looking for ultra cruisy kayaking! The trip starts at 8:30am with a safety briefing, with full instruction to make kayaking as simple as possible – even for first timers.

Tides play a big part in the tour itinerary. As these change with each day then so does our tour. We do however aim to get up to Split Apple Rock at around 11:00am. After a break for swimming, relaxing or exploring the beach we set off for Ngaio Island on the homeward journey. Back to Kaiteriteri at 11:45am.


PM - Kaiteriteri to Nelson City - Mountain Biking - Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park

Check-in with Kiwi Journeys around 12:30pm and the afternoon has 180ha of lush native bush and over 30km of mountain bike trails waiting for you. There is a trail for everyone in Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park from the family friendly trails right up to a range of intermediate and advanced-grade riding.

The park is well signed posted and easily self-guided. There is a mixture of smoothly crafted hand built and digger trails that you will find easy to navigate. 

After your days adventure paddling and pedaling there will still be plenty of time for a swim on the beach and a cold one! 



07:10                   Depart Nelson to Kaiteriteri
08:30                   Safety briefing
08:45 - 11:45      Split Apple Classic Kayak
11:45 - 12:30      Lunch (at own cost or $15 packed lunch)
12:30 - 12:45      Check in with kiwi Journeys, Bike fit and kit up
12:45 - 17:00      Ride KMTBP
17:00                   Depart Kaiteriteri to Nelson



  • Top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and kayak guide.

  • Cycle equipment which includes mountian bike (hardtail), helmet, repair kit. (self guided)

  • Return transport – Nelson to Kaiteriteri

Optional Add On’s:

  • Packed lunch - $18pp

  • Upgrade to a full suspension bike - $25