Free-For-All Countdown!

We reckon it’d be sweet if all kiwi kids could grow up playing on kayaks and SUPs without money getting in the way. We also believe there’s only so much money any business needs to make. So, starting today, as soon as we hit 3000 hires and 3000 likes it’s our shout for the rest of Summer!  No strings attached, just one big free-for-all, all day every day.

Help us get this ball of awesome rolling – like, share, and most importantly, come hire a kayak or SUP! We've got the best rates and the best location in town, and you'll be helping to create a resource the whole community can enjoy. Choice :)

Open from 10am every day, see for further details.

Win a 2-day Rimutaka Cycle Trail package for you and 3 mates!

Named one of Lonely Planet’s hottest things to do in 2015, it’s the next big thing in NZ cycling adventures. Simply like The Boatshed - Days Bay on Facebook, share this post (ideally with the three mates that you’d take with you), and you’re in the draw! Like Cycle Rimutaka and The Bike Shed – Pencarrow as well and triple your chances!

What’s included on this awesome adventure?

Rimutaka Cycle Trail | Photography: Caleb Smith

All food, drink, shuttles, equipment and accommodation – you won’t have to spend a cent or organise a thing! We’ll pick you up from your doorstep in Wellington or the Hutt Valley in the morning and shuttle you up to the start of the trail. Jump on our 2016 model bikes (with comfy seats!) and bike the Rimutaka Incline, with its rich rail history and natural beauty. Enjoy a picnic at the beautiful summit yards before embarking on a thrilling descent (including a 584m long tunnel!) into the Wairarapa’s rural heartland. From there you can either bike or shuttle to your accommodation close to Ocean Beach, where we’ll have a BBQ fired up, a fridge full of cold drinks, and a hot tub ready and waiting for you. On day two, bike the Wild Coast from Ocean Beach to Orongorongo – a stunningly rugged part of NZ, where our staff have seen Orca, dolphins, penguins and seals.

Other Details:

  • Winner drawn end of Jan 2016 and publicly advised via Facebook, with the timing of the winner’s adventure flexible to suit both the prize winner and Cycle Rimutaka.
  • Winner drawn from total pool of people who follow Cycle Rimutaka, The Boatshed – Days Bay and The Bike Shed - Pencarrow
  • At least one person within the group must be 18 or over
  • Cycle Rimutaka reserves the right to use photos from the adventure for marketing material
  • Does not include any transport such as air fares, that may be required to get to Wellington to redeem the prize

Kayaks and SUPs and Ice Creams oh my!

Looks like it's going to be a weekend of two halves! We're open tomorrow (Sunday 13th) for kayak and SUP hire from 10am, and will also be firing up the real fruit ice cream machine for the first time this season. Come on down and test out the new menu - deep dish apple crumble is the early favourite, goes great with a cruisy paddle around the bay smile emoticon