• The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh | Adventurous Journey Options

Bronze Adventurous Journey – At Auckland Sea Kayaks, we educate students through both marine and land-based learning, providing a solid foundation for progressing through the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award. Our Bronze Adventurous Journey combines training and practice journeys, offering hands-on learning in a fun and safe environment. Experience the thrill of sea kayaking in Auckland while building essential outdoor skills and gaining a deeper appreciation for the marine environment.

Silver Adventurous Journey – Building on skills already learned, our Silver Adventurous Journey involves students more deeply in the planning and preparation of their sea kayaking expeditions in Auckland, which venture further afield. We encourage participants to take control of the journeys and lead when required, fostering ownership and building responsibility while exploring Auckland’s stunning coastline and hidden bays. This journey enhances navigational skills and promotes teamwork.

Gold Adventurous Journey – Explore the clear waters, sheltered campsites, and natural sanctuaries of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, one of the world’s premier sea kayaking locations. For the Gold Adventurous Journey, participants plan and execute the journey themselves, with one of our qualified instructors shadowing the group to ensure safety. Discover the beauty and challenge of advanced sea kayaking in Auckland’s pristine waters.

Join New Zealand’s premier Gold Residential Project and sail and kayak with us in partnership with the New Zealand Sailing Trust. Experience the ultimate in marine adventure and environmental education with Auckland Sea Kayaks. Take your Duke of Edinburgh Award to new heights with unforgettable sea kayaking journeys in Auckland, creating memories and skills that last a lifetime.

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Ain't no office better than the Hauraki Gulf 💯☀️
Dinner al fresco. Do the guides deserve a Michelin star? @dukeofednz #dukeofedinburghaward
Team New Zealand @emiratesteamnz training on the Hauraki Gulf yesterday. They tried to keep up with our kayaks but I think they had the wrong foils on 😂
Beautiful jellyfish found on the shoreline at Motukorea. Any marine biologists out there have some intel on this cool creature? @emr_nz
Motunau Bay, Ponui Island. Everyone enjoying an afternoon swim at high tide on the Autumn Equinox, Wed, 20 Mar 2024.
For our tinier Auckland Sea Kayaks whanau | here's an epic colouring in sheet to celebrate Te Ika o te Tau - Fish of the Year competition! Complete this comp and be in to win some amazing prizes including:
- A sunset kayak to Rangitoto for two 
- An eDNA kit or eRangers card game kindly donated by Wilderlab 
- A family pass aboard Perfect Day (NTL) kindly donated by @divetutukaka 
- A mask and snorkel kindly donated by @wettie.spearfishing 
- One of two Marine Invaders card games kindly donated by Marine Invaders 
- A Doon River Fishy Pin kindly donated by @doonriver 
- An @emr_nz  goodie bag, and more!

Tag us and EMR so we can see your masterpieces  #teikaotetau2024 😎
Chloe and Bennett have been going hard at @vectorwero practicing their white water skills. Epic to see their continual progression!
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