• Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous journey is your first adventurous journey. Auckland Sea Kayaks has set up our program to maximise what you learn in the time over a weekend. We utilize the regional parks around the Hauraki Gulf to teach participants how to camp, navigate, and cook in the field while also enjoying activities such as tramping, paddle boarding or kayaking.  

We have combined the Bronze training with the practice journey as we understand the importance of learning by doing. Pitching a tent or learning how to cook outdoors behind a computer screen is challenging. Our qualifying journeys take you to another location within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to learn and explore. 

Bronze Training and Practice 

We have combined the Bronze training with the practice journey as we understand the importance of learning by doing. Pitching a tent or learning how to cook outdoors behind a computer screen is challenging, so why not actually do them.

This journey utilizes our office in Mt Eden for classroom activities before exploring Shakespear Regional Park. If you want to complete the Duke of Edinburgh training theory in a unique and interesting way, while learning about camp craft, navigation, environmental care, hiking and kayaking in the great outdoors, then this is the journey for you.

We have combined the Bronze training with the practice journey as we understand the importance of learning by doing. Pitching a tent or learning how to cook outdoors behind a computer screen is challenging, so why not actually do them.

This journey utilizes our office in Mt Eden for classroom activities before exploring Shakespear Regional Park. If you want to complete the Duke of Edinburgh training theory in a unique and interesting way, while learning about camp craft, navigation, environmental care, hiking and kayaking in the great outdoors, then this is the journey for you.

Pre-work: 1 hr online meeting

Meet day 1: Auckland Sea Kayaks office, Mt Eden, central Auckland.

Meet day 2: Shakespear Regional Park

You can join one of our public journeys or if you have a group we can set up a custom journey date for you.

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $295 NZD per person per person plus booking fee. Minimum numbers required. 

Duration

Duration

2 days, 1 night 

Start location

Start Location

Auckland Sea Kayaks Office & Shakespear Regional Park 

Bronze Qualifying Adventurous Journey  

The bronze qualifying adventurous journey can only be completed if you have done training and practice elements beforehand. With Auckland Sea Kayaks you can combine kayaking and tramping to make your journey fun and exciting.

We help you utilise the skills you have already learned to set up and run your first expedition. Unlike the training and practice, there is more responsibility for the participants to plan, prepare for the journey and take more ownership in how the journey is run. You are still supported by our qualified staff throughout the journey.

You can join one of our public journeys or if you have a group we can set up a custom journey date for you.

Book Now  Contact Us 

Tour Cost

Cost

from $275 NZD per person plus booking fee. Minimum numbers required.

Duration

Duration

2 days, 1 night camping

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Faqs

What you need to bring

This tour is fully catered so please inform us if you have any dietary requirements.

What is provided?
We kit you out with all the specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals and a dry bag for your camera. This tour is fully catered so please advise us of any dietary requirements. Kayaking is a water sport and you will get a little wet while kayaking.

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection
  • T-shirt (No Cotton)
  • Shorts or leggings to kayak in (No Cotton).
  • Sun glasses and hat
  • Sport shoes or hiking sandals such as Chaco’s. Flip-flops, jandals and
    slip on shoes are not suitable.
  • Warm top
  • Medication

Auckland Sea Kayaks
384 Tamaki Drive
St Heliers
Auckland 1071
New Zealand
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Tour Start Location

These courses start from the St Heliers Bay central boat ramp located at 384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers. There is lots of free car parking around St Heliers.

Meeting point
St Heliers Bay boat ramp
(Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland)
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Rangitoto has been named as one of 'The Worlds Bes Rangitoto has been named as one of 'The Worlds Best Islands' by 7 Travel. Stunning views from the summit over Tamaki Makaurau and the rest of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park 📷AucklandNZ
Stukking afternoon for our #Kaibykayak paddle to D Stukking afternoon for our #Kaibykayak paddle to Devonport for dinner. Thanks to @visitauckland and @elementalakl for making this possible
Have you been Paddling in the Hauraki Gulf / Tikap Have you been Paddling in the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana? 

Join our online photo exhibition as part of @aklphotofestival 

Final week to submit an image/s - by midnight Mon 31 May, up to 4 images can be entered per photographer. 

Image by @backcountryweb - taken on a multi day kayak trip utilising a split paddle as a handy camping accessory. 

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We are presenting an online community photography We are presenting an online community photography exhibition - Paddling the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana. 
Anyone that has a cool or interesting image of paddling in the Hauraki Gulf can enter! 

Up to 4 images can be entered per photographer - we are looking forward to including your photograph/s in the online exhibition on show from 3 – 20 June as part of Auckland Festival of Photography. 

SOO SEND US SOME PICS! 📷 

PRIZE up for grabs: 1 Photographer will win a $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

To select the WINNER we have invited Ocean, creative manager responsible for Auckland Sea Kayaks's website/digital imaging, Ocean has a tourism background and is committed to ensuring visitors to New Zealand get as excited about the country as she does. When she’s not paddling with us, you’ll find her sailing competitively or catching a few waves on her longboard.

Please submit your photo/s here by midnight Mon 31 May: https://www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Image by @ocean_patrice
@aklphotofestival

#seakayaking #photography #paddling #haurakigulf
We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our communi We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our community photography project as part of @aklphotofestival

You have 2 weeks to submit photo/s (by midnight Mon 31 May) head to: www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Paddling the Hauraki Gulf will be a community photography exhibition presented online, read more: www.photographyfestival.org.nz

PRIZE up for grabs: $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

Image by Eric Webster taken in the sheltered waters of Whakanewha Regional Park. 

#seakayaking #photography #paddling #haurakigulf
Exploring the stunning coastline of the Hauraki Gu Exploring the stunning coastline of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The perfect way to start a three day Silver Duke of Edinburgh journey @dukeofednz
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