About Us

Ross Adventures

Ross Barnett founder of Kayak waiheke

Ross started his Kayaking business more than 30 years ago Established 1987 after running Kayak adventures in Auckland Devonport and the Hauraki Gulf island of Great Barrier. Ross was initially encouraged by the Ferry company Fullers, to start offering Waiheke experiences at a time when the visitor industry was in its infancy. Passionate about all things Waiheke & pioneering in forming an island business association, Ross launched the first Island Free Visitor guide which continues today. Never far from the ocean he enjoys sailing his Trimaran with his family which of course carries several Kayak's and SUP'S to favourite gulf anchorages. From the beginnings to now half a life time passes – with good professionally trained staff the Waiheke Adventure Centre was born. Waiheke is a playground for all to enjoy through a series of fun activity.


10 Oceanview Road
Waiheke island