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    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

We offer several options for you to complete your Silver Adventurous Journey depending on what best suits your learning style and time frame. All locations are within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and allow you to explore the clear waters, sheltered coastlines and stunning campsites on offer.

Some locations we visit may be protected sanctuaries, free from pests and home to the endangered New Zealand dotterel, saddleback, kakariki, kiwi, shore skinks and bellbirds. We believe that the Hauraki Gulf Marine park is one of the best sea kayaking locations in the world.  

Practice Journeys

Practice: The practice adventurous journey for the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great opportunity to get familiar with sea kayaking and kayaking camping. We explore untouched coastlines, learn about the 7 principles of the leave no trace, practice our navigational skills and visit unique locations. Your instructor teaches you how to run a successful journey which you will need to use on your qualifying expedition.  

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $445 per person plus booking fee. Minimum numbers required. 

Duration

Duration

2.5 days, 2 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Qualifying Journeys 

Qualifying: For your qualifying journey you get to go further afield, be a little more remote and discover why the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is one of the world’s best sea kayaking locations.  We have structured our qualifying journeys to give you the opportunity to learn, lead and show the instructors you have the skills and attitude to be signed off for your Silver Adventurous Journey.  

Both the practice and qualifying journeys require students to attend an online planning meeting two weeks before departure.  

Book now to join one of our public journeys, or contact us to book private dates for your group.  

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

$445 plus booking fee. Minimum numbers required

Duration

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Training, Practice & Qualifying Combined | Kayak Only 

Some students learn best when doing an activity for a concentrated period of time. This is why we have combined all the elements required for the Training, Practice and Qualifying aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey. This journey is more concentrated than doing the elements individually.  

For the first part of the journey, instructors help to develop your sea kayaking and camping skills along with educating you on the local environment. The second half of the journey is where students take the lead and assume various roles associated with a successful expedition. 

Note: Students are required to attend an online planning meeting held two weeks before departure. 

Book now to join one of our public journeys, or contact us to book private dates for your group.  

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $645 NZD per person. Minimum numbers required.

Duration

Duration

5 days, 4 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Training, Practice and Qualifying Combined | Sail & Kayak 

We have partnered with the NZ Sailing Trust to deliver a combined kayaking and sailing expedition for the adventurous journey award. This journey qualifies for both the Silver Practice and Silver Qualifying expedition, or can be used for Gold Training, Gold Qualifying or Gold Residential. 

The first two nights will be spent on the water with Auckland Sea Kayaks, where students will learn how to kayak and camp in a safe, fun and supportive environment.. The following two nights will be spent sailing on either Lion New Zealand, or Steinlager 2. Everybody on board will have the opportunity to learn to sail the boats, help with the preparation of meals and sleep aboard. 

Note: Students are required to complete an online Preparation and Training session held two weeks before departure. 

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $1275 NZD per person. Minimum numbers required.

Duration

Duration

5 days, 4 nights

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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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

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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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