Welcome to Great Barrier Island's Newest Adventure Centre!

Paddles and Saddles offer an exhilirating and fun way to fully explore Great Barrier Island's amazing outdoors.
We're locally owned and operated and conveniently located in Puriri Bay on the shore of beautiful Tryphena Harbour.
We'll fit you up with the right gear & the right advice for your adventure.
Ready for some action? Come and visit us now... You'll find us open from 7am till 7pm - 7 days a week!

Getting Wet n' Wild... Barrier Style

Stand-Up Paddle Boards

Explore the clear waters of Great Barrier Island on one of our brand new paddleboards. Stand up paddle boarding is a great way for anyone to get out on the water during their stay on the Island. You'll see Tryphena from a breath taking new perspective whilst you spot rays, dolphins, penguins and other marine and bird life.
Whether you're an experienced paddler or a 'first timer'... Puiriri Bay is the perfect location to start your adventure.

Board Hire Rates:
1 hour $30 ~ 2 hours $50 ~ Full day $80 ~ Multi Day & Weekly rates available.
Includes: Paddleboard ~ Paddle Leash ~ Personal flotation device ~ Free basic instruction if needed.

Kayaks and Fishing Kayaks

We've got all the gear you'll need for your kayak adventure. Dolphins frequently visit during the summer months and the water is clean and clear. Check out the beautiful coastline and beaches that make up Tryphena Harbour. Get yourself some beach time or stop off for lunch at Pah Beach Cafe or Mulberry Grove.
Singles and double options available.

Our kayaks are also the best way to go fishing on the Barrier. Hire a fishing kayak and gear from us. We can show you some awesome spots not far off our beach in Puriri Bay where you can easily reel in fresh fish for dinner.

Single Kayak Hire Rates:
1 hour $25 ~ 2 hours $40 ~ Half day $50 ~ Full day $70
Kayak has 4 Rod holders and dry storage. Ideal for exploring Tryphena and fishing.

​Double Kayak Hire Rates:
1 hour $30 ~ 2 hours $50 ~ Half day $65 ~ Full day $80
Kayak has 4 Rod holders and dry storage. Ideal for two people exploring Tryphena and fishing.

Single 13ft Fishing Kayak Hire Rates:
1 hour $30 ~ 2 hours $50 ~ Half day $65 ~ Full day $80
Ideal for fishing enthusiasts ~ 2 Tackle boxes, 2 Dry storage compartments.
Foot controlled rudder, 2 Rod holders.

Hire Includes: Paddles & Personal Flotation Devices.

On Your Bike!

Electric Bikes

E-Bikes have motors designed to deliver power that assists normal pedalling. The motor provides assistance only when the rider pedals. This means there is no sudden jolty bursts of power just a smooth boost to assist you when needed. Our bikes have normal gears coupled with multiple power assist levels.

Powered only by you and solar energy from our panels, you'll be able pedal the Island but not feel defeated by the hills.
Our bikes are capable of getting to the north of the island and back on a single charge. Range varies depending on the bike, battery, your weight, weather, terrain, speed, how much you pedal and the power assist level selected. We'll give you advice on how to get the most out of your charge.

Electric Bike Hire Rates:
TT Deluxe, Fat Tyre $75 per day ~ Trail Blazer $55 per day
Hire includes: Fully charged Electric Bike ~ Helmet ~ Lock

Please note:

Hirer must be 21+ to hire an EBike ~ Full day hire period runs 8:30am-5:30pm
We only hire to those competent to ride our EBikes..

​Upon booking, we can send you full rental terms and conditions.
Let us know your plans, where you'd like to cycle and we can suggest the right EBike for you.


Get into the full swing of Island life and hire a scooter from us. Handpicked for Great Barrier Island conditions, our Honda Zoomer/Ruckus scooters are rugged and durable making them ideal for the local roads. These scooters have spawned a huge cult following overseas due to their reliability and unusual look.
The thrifty 49cc engines offer awesome economy... approx 50km/litre !

Scooter Hire Rates:
From $49 per day
Hire includes: Honda Ruckus Scooter ~ Helmet ~ Comprehensive Insurance

Please note:
Hirer must be 21+ with a valid drivers license and show competency at riding a scooter.
One rider per scooter.
Full day hire 8:30am-5:30pm, unless otherwise arranged.
Fully comprehensive insurance. Hirer is liable for the excess.
Scooter to be returned with a full fuel tank.

Contact ~ Enquire

Send an email ~ info@paddlesandsaddles.co.nz
Give us a call ~ +64 (0)27 410 2688
Drop on by ~ Tryphena House, 207 Puriri Bay Road Great Barrier Island
Our website ~ www.paddlesandsaddles.co.nz

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