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Great Barrier Island Wilderness Sea Kayak Trip 2016

Over the years kayaking clients have been asking for a multi-day tour that is unique, challenging and in a stunning environment.

Great Barrier Island located on the out skirts of the Hauraki Gulf has the answer.

This tour is designed for our clients, or future clients that can all ready paddle to an intermediate level. This is comfortable to paddle a single kayak for up to 5 hours a day (not in one sitting).

The tour has a minimum number of 4 and maximum number of 6 people. This trip is lead by Mo Kennedy who is a highly skilled sea kayaker, medic by profession, world sea and white water explorer and is always up for great food, interesting conversation and a laugh. He is happy to teach new skills such as surf landings, cave paddling, rock hopping and making the most of multiday expeditions if you want to learn more.

Depart: Wednesday 27th of January at 7.30am from Wynyard Wharf central Auckland aboard the Sea Link Great Barrier Express, sea kayaks and all, heading towards Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island. This journey takes approx 5 hours and a great way to relax and take in the islands and sights of the inner Hauraki Gulf.
Returning: Sunday 31st of January from Tryphena Harbor to Wynyard Wharf aboard the Great Barrier Express arriving in Auckland at approx 8pm.

Once we arrive on the island we slip into our boats and away exploring and camping for 4 nights.

Great Barrier Island is one of the most tranquil and unspoilt places you’ll ever find. On this trip you will discover the island’s golden beaches, crystal-clear waters and vast native forests – on Great Barrier Island, nature is king.

Auckland Sea Kayaks will provide high quality single sea kayaks or doubles with all the boats made in New Zealand. All boat/ferry transfers from Auckland City to the Barrier and return, hotel pickups if required, camping, kayaking equipment, permits and catering (dietary requirements no problems) is included in the price.

Price $1350 per person, 5 days all inclusive.

In 2000 the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, New Zealand’s
first national park of the sea, was created to recognise and
protect the unique features and environments of the gulf.

The marine park is a treasured living space that connects
people and places, and links the land and sea. It includes
marine reserves, Department of Conservation and
community group managed islands and mainland
reserves, and is a unique concept in New Zealand.
The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is the jewel in Auckland’s
crown and encompasses over one million hectares of
sheltered, sparkling blue waters, dotted with emerald
islands. It was rated as the top experience in New Zealand
in the 2012 Lonely Planet guide.

Come and explore this magical place yourself, exploring the coast line from a sea kayak.

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