• 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.

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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

  • Are there any biosecurity restrictions?

    Yes there is. Please help us keep Hauraki Gulf islands pest free. The Hauraki Gulf provides a haven for some of our most endangered animals and plants, including sea birds, tuatara and takahē.

    Restrictions

    Check your gear and help keep our islands pest-free. To keep these islands pest free. See what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz

    When visiting pest free islands, or islands that are becoming pest-free, make sure you check your gear before you leave the mainland.

    Protect our wildlife

    Check – your gear for pests such as rodents and insects

    Clean – footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds

    Close – ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    When you arrive on a pest-free island, you may be met by rangers to recheck your gear.

What you need to bring

A comprehensive list of what to bring is sent to you upon booking.

What is provided?
A comprehensive list of what is provided is sent to you upon booking.

 

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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