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    7 Day Great Barrier Island Kayak Expedition

7 Day Great Barrier Island Kayak Expedition

7 days kayaking around Great Barrier Island is as good as it gets for sea kayakers. It’s home to natural rugged beauty and untouched wilderness.

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 outskirts of the Hauraki Gulf has the answer. This tour is designed for our clients, or future clients that can already paddle at an intermediate level.

Our ferry, operated by Sea Link, departs from central Auckland and after 5 hours we find ourselves in Tryphena, a small southern settlement on the island.  From here we slip into our boats and away exploring and camping for 6 nights.

Great Barrier Island is one of the most tranquil and unspoiled 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.

The tour has a minimum number of 4 and maximum number of 8 people. Contact us for dates and availability.

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.

Come and explore this magical place yourself, discovering the coastline via sea kayak.

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Tour Cost

Cost

$1850 per person, 7 days all inclusive (all equipment, return ferry, catering, guide).

Duration

Duration

7 days
Returning: Tryphena Harbor to Wynyard Wharf aboard the Express arriving in Auckland at approx 8pm.

Start time

Start Time

7.30am from Wynyard Wharf central Auckland aboard the Sea Link Express, sea kayaks and all, heading towards Port Tryphenna, Great Barrier Island. This journey takes approx 5 hours and is a great way to relax and take in the islands and sights of the inner Hauraki Gulf.

Start location

Start Location

Wynyard Wharf central Auckland -More

Fitness required

Fitness Required

Intermediate

  • “I can thoroughly recommend the 5 day sea kayak trip on Great Barrier Island – had an amazing time – the highlight would have to be the dolphins that swam around us and put on a great show. Beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and great places to camp along the way. We were in lucky to have such an experienced guide as Mo Kennedy – very knowledgeable about reading the weather, currents etc and making sure we were safe – but still open to challenging our kayaking skills if we were up for it. Also makes excellent coffee and the food was great. A trip to remember.”

    Visited January 2016, reviewed on TripAdvisor

Faqs

  • Is this tour catered?

    Yes. The cost is inclusive of all equipment, return ferry, all catering and your guide.

  • How fit do I need to be?

    You need to be able to paddle at an intermediate level, for the full week that we are away. Please contact us to discuss further.

  • How many people can we have in our group?

    A minimum number of 4 and maximum number of 8 people. Contact us for dates and availability.

What you need to bring

This tour has the option to be fully catered so please inform us if you have any dietary requirements.

What is provided?
We kit you out with high quality single or double sea kayaks 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 are no problems) are included in the price.

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

Meeting point
SeaLink,
Hamer Street Ferry Terminal – 56 Hamer Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
– Get Directions

Tour Start Location

This tour starts from Wynyard Wharf central Auckland.

Meeting point
Hamer Street Ferry Terminal – 56 Hamer Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
– Get Directions

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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. 

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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. 

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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/ 

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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.

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