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Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Auckland Anniversary is this Monday 29th of January so it is producing a long weekend. 

The holiday is for any one in the Auckland province even though provinces where canceled in 1876.

The modern area of observation for the anniversary includes all of Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne Regions, as well as some parts of the Manawatu-Wanganui and Hawke’s Bay Regions north of the 39th parallel. The holiday usually falls on the Monday closest to 29 January, the anniversary of the arrival of William Hobson, later the first Governor of New Zealand, in the Bay of Islands in 1840. 

As its the first long weekend of the year Auckland Sea Kayaks has a lot of amazing kayak experiences available this Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

These being;

Te Ara Moana, Sea Going Pathway Saturday 27th to Monday 29th of January. 

Auckland Sea Kayaks offers you the chance to sea kayak the ‘Auckland Kayak Trail’ self guided at your own pace in your own time. Te Ara Moana – the seagoing pathway, takes kayakers from Omana Regional Park near Maraetai to Waharau Regional Park in the foothills of the Hunua Ranges near Kaiaua with camping options at purpose-built campgrounds along the way.

Te Ara Moana is one of many routes traditionally paddled by Mãori to travel between settlements, carry goods for trade and gathering food. To this day the Iwi of Tamaki Makaurau maintain strong ties with the Hauraki Gulf, Tikapa Moana (Firth of Thames) and Te Ara Moana.

Half Day tour to Motukorea – Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th

This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants an exciting and informative day on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor.

Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher bird), is one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Private boats and sea kayaks are the only means of access to this untouched island.

Day tour to Rangitoto Island – Monday 29th of January

Our Day Sea Kayak tour Rangitoto Island explores the landmark of the Auckland region and allows you to see Auckland city from another perspective.

Sunset tour to Rangitoto – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of January

Sea kayak to Rangitoto Island, the largest and youngest of Aucklands volcanoes and the landmark of the Auckland region, while the sun is slowly setting over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges.

The team at Auckland Sea Kayaks hope to paddle with you this Auckland Anniversary Weekend 

Fun fact: The Auckland Anniversary Regatta, the largest single-day regatta in the world and takes place on this long weekend holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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