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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Gold Expedition was what the Auckland Sea Kayaks crew was up to last week.

This was done for St Mary’s College from Ponsonby in Auckland. For this award the girls had to design, plan, implement a journey over 100km travelled in over 4 days. We did this by paddling 160km from Tamaranui to Pipiriki down the mighty Whanganui River.


It was a pleasure to paddle with a motivated group o girls and their positive attitude was a pleasure to be around.


Auckland Sea Kayaks has become a leader in the upper North Island for providing what is necessary for school’s to complete certain aspects of this award.


The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award Gold Expedition



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!


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Fun for the whole family down at @missionbaywatersports 🌞💯🤙 offering kayak and SUP rentals. @visitauckland @purenewzealand #kayaking #auckland
Heading out to the best preserved volcano in the Auckland volcanic field @visitauckland #motukorea
Fun morning on the water taking selfies with the swans @visitauckland @purenewzealand #amwaychina
Running with excitement to get on the mighty Manukau Harbor with @emr_nz
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