Here's a few tips on enjoying our national park

Safe Kayaking

  • Know where you are.
  • Stay close to shore.
  • In the event of capsize stay with your kayak.
  • Watch weather and sea conditions carefully.
  • Don't paddle in strong winds or big waves.
  • Head for land if anyone feels uneasy.
  • Stay together as a group.
  • Always wear your life jacket.

Tonga Island marine reserve

Within the Tonga Island marine reserve no fishing or shellfish gathering from either kayak or shore is allowed. Please respect the seals and keep 20 metres away from any seal on rocks.

Foul Point

Can be rough in northern and eastern onshore wind. Paddle only when calm.

Kahu Kayaks code of conduct

  • Protect plants and animals.
  • Remove rubbish.
  • Use designated toilets.
  • Keep streams and rivers clean.
  • Fires only permitted in fireplaces provided.
  • Camp carefully.
  • Consider others
  • Enjoy your visit.
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