Multi day island hopping sea kayak tour
This is what sea kayaking is about! Two days out on the water, away from crowds and getting in touch with nature again.
There is no better place in the Auckland region to start your kayaking tour than on the calm waters of St Heliers bay. As you paddle away from the crowds of the city, the diversity and beauty of the Hauraki Gulf will open up before you and time will slow to nature’s pace.
As you leave the bay, you will have a chance to visit Browns Island / Motukorea, where you will enjoy lunch, before heading to the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf, Motuihe Island.
Motuihe has some of the best sandy beaches of the gulf islands and these together with its clear waters and sheltered anchorages make it a stunning place to stay the night.
Motuihe is a natural sanctuary which is free of animal pests and home to the endangered New Zealand dotterel, saddleback, kakariki, kiwi, shore skinks and bellbirds. The diversity of rare birds, its location and natural beauty makes Motuihe a kayaker’s dream destination.
As night falls, you will enjoy a night of true kiwi camping on the north-eastern side of the island with all the gear you need being provided. From the campsite, you will have the chance to enjoy picturesque views over the Gulf, including Rangitoto and Motutapu, and watch the sun set over Auckland City.
On the morning of day two, you may have the chance to explore a little more for of Motuihe Island before taking down camp and heading over to Rangitoto, from where you will take a leisurely walk to the summit to experience stunning 360 degree panoramic views. Following lunch, you will then return to the sheltered water of St Heliers where you will once again meet the van which will take you back to the city.
For New Zealand Herald article click HERE.
To keep these islands pest free and see what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz
Price $395 all inclusive (two day price)
Meet at: St Heliers Bay boat ramp
(Free city centre pick up and drop off)
Start 9.00 am & return next day at approx 3.30 pm
"Nic had created a flawless kayaking itinerary, provided for our every need and was a wealth of information about the islands."
NZ Herald, 23rd March 2013
"Only one word does it really: awesome! Awesome harbour, awesome team (and especially our camp leader) and oh my, awesome (in a hushed, awed sort of way) Kiwi. Thanks Nic."
Joanna sent via email 2016
Three day tour
This tour can be made into a three day tour which provides you with more time on the water, more time to relax, more time to explore.
Two nights camping, either or Moutihe or Motutapu Island. Exploring all the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf and spending your days amongst endangered New Zealand dotterel, saddleback, kakariki, kiwi, shore skinks and bellbirds. An unforgettable trip, fully catered, fully supplied. Please enquire for more details.