Last weekend Auckland Sea Kayaks collaborated with Experiencing Marine Reserves for the second Tahuna Torea Kayak Day, despite overcast weather. The event successfully hosted 50 participants, offering a unique perspective of the Tāmaki Estuary.
Our role is this kaupapa was to offer guided kayak excursions along the Tahuna Torea Reserve coastline, complemented by on-water commentary from the EMR crew. Participants observed various bird species and marine life while paddling, and for many, it marked their first ever kayaking experience. The coastline, a critical nesting area for shore and seabirds, served as an educational platform for participants to understand habitat conservation.
On land, local conservationist Shaun Lee led a guided walk, emphasizing the ecological significance of the estuarine habitat in Tāmaki Makaurau. Rochelle, a local kairaranga, conducted a harakeke weaving workshop, enabling participants to create decorative ika/fish to take home.
An epic event, made possible through the support of sponsors Ōrākei Local Board, Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation, and The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. Appreciation goes to EMR volunteers and Shaun Lee for capturing the event through photography. @emr_nz #CommunityEvent #EnvironmentalEducation
A cracking week of sunsets and summits. Good weather, good banter, and some awesome new mates from around the globe. Thanks to everyone who paddled with us this week 🙌🤙 #purenewzealand #auckland @visitauckland #nzmustdo
Join us for an empowering GIRLS ONLY (aged 13-18) adventure from January 15th to 19th. Experience five days of exploring the beautiful Hauraki Gulf on one of the world`s most iconic yachts and in two-person kayaks. Encounter dolphins, orcas, and rays while making new friends. It`s time to step out of your comfort zone and embark on an unforgettable journey. Let`s go!
Stunning spring days for some student kayak races. Throughout the year we work with local primary and high schools educating them about how special the Hauraki Gulf is and how to preserve it for the next generation
We have been making the most of the stunning high pressure system we have had all week. Today we took a good group from @ucdavislax out to Motukorea / Browns island and hiked to the summit to get the glorious views of the inner Hauraki Gulf @visitauckland