Category Archives: Blog

Staff adventures: Sydney to Hobart Yacht race

Over the festive season when many are eating and drinking to much, Auckland Sea Kayaks sea kayak guide Nic, decided to tackle one of yacht racing toughest event. The Rolex Sydney to Hobart is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is…
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Staff Adventures: Nic sailing the pacific

In June 2018 ‘Ambrosia’ skippered by Nic Mead, Auckland Sea Kayaks sea kayak guide of 8 years, departed Auckland, New Zealand for a four month expedition to some of the most remote parts of the South Pacific Ocean.  Nic and the crew of Ambrosia arrived back in Auckland, full of epic adventure stories. Below is…
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The Duke Of Edinburgh Award New Zealand

Auckland Sea Kayaks is one of the recommended suppliers of the The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Aotearoa New Zealand in Auckland. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a global non-formal education framework, with more than 60 years of experience challenging young people to dream big and discover their potential. The Duke of Edinburgh Award introduces young…
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New online booking system

Online bookings are extremely important for any tourism business. Auckland Sea Kayaks has a new online booking system to help us keep up with this trend. Auckland Sea Kayaks has changed our online booking system to reflect the changing of peoples booking needs. We have chosen RTBS Booking System (RTBS) Renowned for easy operation and comprehensive…
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Predator free Rangitoto

Rangitoto is predator free so the sightings of a black cat on Rangitoto island, which became cat, mice, rat and possum free island in 2011 is a big deal. The island became predator free as an outcome of one of the most intricate island pest-eradication programmes in the world. Since then, birds such as the…
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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…
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Auckland’s seven summits

Conquering the world’s seven summits, the highest peaks of every continent, is the dream of almost every ambitious mountaineer. In 1985, Richard Bass, an American businessman, became the first person who achieved this incredible challenge. At that time, he had been able to climb Denali (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Kilimanjaro (Africa),…
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Enjoy the sunset at Rangitoto

  Rangitoto - the Māori word for ‘bloody sky’ - is the largest of the approximately 50 volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field and located on the eponymic island. The place provides a fascinating wildlife and especially a large amount of different flora such as a huge number of the so called pōhutukawa trees (also…
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Accept the challenge and get the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award!

Do you want to do the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award? The Auckland Sea Kayaks is your provider and facilitator! In 1956, the keen sports enthusiast Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the German educator Kurt Hahn founded the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’, a non-competitive youth programme pursuing the aim to give adolescents ‘a sense…
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Kayaking legends – these people made our sports famous

Kayaking legends - these people made our sports famous In New Zealand, there are particularly two living legends who essentially helped to raise the popularity of kayaking by incredible athletic achievements and unremitting efforts. These legends are Paul Caffyn and Ian Ferguson. Caffyn hit the headlines at the end of the 1970s by circumnavigating the…
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