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Beach Day in Kaiteriteri- Lots of rental options?

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Beach Day in Kaiteriteri- Lots of rental options?

Hi all-

As one of our stops on our trip we plan to have a beach day in Kaiteriteri. We will be driving up from the West coast in the morning and doing a canyoning tour the next morning, so looking to relax on the beach for the afternoon.

My question is...is it easy to just rent Kayaks/SUPS and snorkel gears just right on the beach or in town? OR do we we need to commit to it ahead of time? Wondering if we can be a bit spontaneous on that afternoon or how busy it will be. This will be on Jan 2nd,

Thanks all and hope everyone is staying safe over there!

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1. Re: Beach Day in Kaiteriteri- Lots of rental options?

jan 2nd is the busiest holiday time at Kaiteriteri. I absolutely love kaiteriteri, favourite beach in world, but not at that time. you will be sharing it with many many others. Yes, there are rentals of paddleboards and kayaks. you will need to bring own snorkels - but its not a great snorkel site. Too many boats at that time of year.

I suggest you head around to little kaiteriteri or breaker bay (either side of kaiteriteri) - lots quieter and just as beautiful

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2. Re: Beach Day in Kaiteriteri- Lots of rental options?

Good luck with that 'relax', you couldn't have picked a worse time. The whole area will be swarming with holidaymakers.

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3. Re: Beach Day in Kaiteriteri- Lots of rental options?

We are flexible on where we go so if you have other suggestions for the area I would gladly take those. We are staying in Richmond. Our time frame for visiting NZ was not flexible so we are making the best of it. No need to remind me that it couldn't be a "worse" time.

Would appreciate any other help or suggestions to fill this day

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