About Go Kids Kayaks

Our goal is to get more families out paddling. Which is why we select some of the best family friendly kayaks available to ensure we have the right kayak to keep you all going together.

We are based in Pauanui on the estuary and a short drive from the ocean. This offers us the best of both worlds - nice easy kayaking in safe water for the kids, and ocean kayaking for surf, fishing and just really good sea kayaking.

Our demo fleet includes a range of kayaks suitable for everyone, from 3 years old upwards, multiple seat kayaks, sea kayaks and fishing kayaks. There is something for everyone to try. All you need to do is get the tide right and you can be on the water in a few minutes.

We enjoy getting our local families out with our regular Kayak Krew outings designed for fun and learning for all the family. You can see some of the pictures form our exploits by looking at the Kayak Krew page

Tim's background is in white water kayaking. He has paddles in many countries and had many trips. He also has coached children and adults over many years. Most of the time he is now found out kayaking in the estuary at Pauanui with the kids, going over to one of the islands or messing about in the surf. Just occasionally you will see him trying to go as fast as he can in his multi-sport kayak.

Mel's the mum who knows what is right for the kids. Having worked in the outdoor education for many years, she knows what works with them and as a qualified teacher she puts safety as the priority.

Together they form a great and knowledgable team giving you a depth of experience. Our aim is to provide you with great prices, great service and great advice so you can go out and have great fun in a safe and enjoyable way.

We look froward to seeing you out there!

We are passionate about kayaking.


Based in Pauanui

Sell 100's each year

Export to UK

Kayak Krew

Kayak Price Pledge