Category Archives: Blog

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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Summer season has started

Auckland Sea Kayaks Summer season 2017 / 18 Summer has started. Yes, our season is underway and and we had a small glimmer of sun and flat season last Saturday and Sunday.  Jono (one of our returning guides) took a good numbered tour out to one of the volcanic islands. It was a slight change…
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repaint a kayak

Repaint a kayak.  Auckland Sea Kayaks has 4 x Sea Bear Two Park Horse sea kayaks and wanted to repaint them. We purchased these boats many years ago and they still have a lots of life left in them however they where looking tired from tough tour usage. Instead of getting rid of them we…
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Kiwi in the Hunua Ranges

Yes, its true. Kiwi's were released in the Hunua ranges last Friday. 5 young brown kiwi where released and its down to the hard pest control work that has been protecting the kokako over the last 20 years which will now also benefit the Kiwis in Hunua as well. Kiwi were last recorded in the Hunuas…
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