Lake Barrine Kayak - Half Day & Extended Adventure

Experience the tranquil rainforest fringed Lake Barrine by kayak.  The clear freshwater of this iconic volcanic crater lake (maar) is home to many unique wildlife - including bird, fish, eel, python, water dragon, turtle and insect life.

Photo credit: Chris Brumby

Meet at Lake Barrine with a water surface elevation of 730m.  We welcome you to our pick of the crater lakes in the region, here we have plenty of time explore the 4.5km of shore length.  All guests will receive a briefing on our double sea kayaks, safety procedures and for those who haven’t paddled much before, a few tips on kayaking skills.  Mid-way though our paddle, why not take a plunge into the water under one of the giant overhanging fig trees, this is an experience you’ll never forget!

Photo credit: Chris Brumby

Our expected paddling time is up to 2 hours, however allow up to 3 hours for the whole experience.  We recommend you bring a wide brim hat, long sleeve shirt, clothes to get wet in and water bottle.  Optional gear includes face zinc, a camera and binoculars in a zip-lock bag.  Waterproof bags provided.

✧ Grade: easy
✧ Meals: none


$110 per guest
Includes expert guide, kayak, safety equipment, waterproof bags, snacks and National Park fees
GST incl.
Discount family rates available (2 adults 2 children)


*To extend your day on the lake, partake in scrumptious Devonshire Tea or lunch at the Tea House and restaurant on the lake, then choose from one or a combination of the following options:

  1. Take a gentle one hour guided walk around the lake via the giant twin Kauri Pines
  2. Rainforest and Wildlife Cruise at 1:30pm, a duration of 45 minutes   
  3. Additional solo paddling time for about an hour

*Add $55/guest to extended your time at Lake Barrine up to 5 hours (note meals not included)