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New online booking system

Online bookings are extremely important for any tourism business. Auckland Sea Kayaks has a new online booking system to help us keep up with this trend. Auckland Sea Kayaks has changed our online booking system to reflect the changing of peoples booking needs. We have chosen RTBS Booking System (RTBS) Renowned for easy operation and comprehensive…
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Operations manager required

Auckland Sea Kayaks & Mission Bay Watersports requires a full time operations manager.  Below is what the role entails. For more information please email Nic at info@aucklandseakayaks.co.nz Position Type                     Permanent full time Key Objectives The primary objectives of this position are: Staff Assist with recruiting and employing appropriate staff Training new staff to the standards…
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islands of the gulf

Islands of the Gulf is a new TV show on TV 1 thats shows off the amazing islands that we have in the Hauraki Gulf. Nic Mead, owner and operator of Auckland Sea Kayaks was on the show to show off our backyard and office. He's super passionate about the Hauraki gulf and it was…
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Predator free Rangitoto

Rangitoto is predator free so the sightings of a black cat on Rangitoto island, which became cat, mice, rat and possum free island in 2011 is a big deal. The island became predator free as an outcome of one of the most intricate island pest-eradication programmes in the world. Since then, birds such as the…
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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Super Blue Blood Moon - Wednesday 31st of January  On 31 January, Auckland will be treated to a rare celestial event which some are calling a ‘super blue blood moon eclipse’ – quite a mouthful! For the first time since 31 March 1866, three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously in one night. The first…
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Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Auckland Anniversary is this Monday 29th of January so it is producing a long weekend.  The holiday is for any one in the Auckland province even though provinces where canceled in 1876. The modern area of observation for the anniversary includes all of Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne Regions, as well as…
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Great Barrier Island Kayak

Great Barrier Island circumnavigation with a difference November 2017 a team of six headed from the sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf to Great Barrier island with a mission to circumnavigate the island self supported.  Departing Auckland early on a Wednesday morning the forecast was for good conditions with some South Easterly wind picking up…
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Auckland’s seven summits

Conquering the world’s seven summits, the highest peaks of every continent, is the dream of almost every ambitious mountaineer. In 1985, Richard Bass, an American businessman, became the first person who achieved this incredible challenge. At that time, he had been able to climb Denali (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Kilimanjaro (Africa),…
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Enjoy the sunset at Rangitoto

  Rangitoto - the Māori word for ‘bloody sky’ - is the largest of the approximately 50 volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field and located on the eponymic island. The place provides a fascinating wildlife and especially a large amount of different flora such as a huge number of the so called pōhutukawa trees (also…
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Accept the challenge and get the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award!

Do you want to do the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award? The Auckland Sea Kayaks is your provider and facilitator! In 1956, the keen sports enthusiast Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the German educator Kurt Hahn founded the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’, a non-competitive youth programme pursuing the aim to give adolescents ‘a sense…
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