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Browns Island Adventure - Fergs Kayaks

One of the least visited island volcanoes in the Hauraki Gulf can now be visited by guided kayak tour with Fergs.

One of the least visited island volcanoes in the Hauraki Gulf can now be visited by guided kayak tour with Fergs.


  • Visit the stunning Browns Island - only accessible by kayak or private boat
  • Enjoy a guided kayak paddle through the pristine waters of Waitemata Harbour
  • Take a 15 minute hike to the summit of Browns Island with your local guide
  • Soak up stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and its surrounding islands
  • Your expert Kayak Guide will provide insightful commentary

Join us for an exciting half-day kayak trip to the rarely visited Browns (Motukorea) Island - a stunning volcanic Island in the Waitemata Harbour that can only be accessed by private boat or sea kayak!

Our expert team of kayak guides will fit you with all necessary equipment and safety gear, then give you a safety briefing before taking to the pristine waters of Waitemata Harbour on a 45 minute guided paddle toward one of the island's sandy beaches. Soak up stunning views from the water before arriving on the island and enjoying a short 15 minute walk up to the summit.

This vantage point offers amazing panoramic views toward Auckland city and its beautiful surrounding islands in the Gulf, and your guide will enlighten you with the fascinating history of this part of Auckland's landscape.


  • Meet at St. Heliers Beach at 10am for safety briefing
  • 45 minute paddle to Browns Island
  • Hike to the summit, rest and take in the views
  • Return hike down the volcano
  • Paddle home past the cliffs of Gentleman’s Bay
  • Return to St. Heliers Beach around 2pm
Per person $130.00

What's included

  • Double sea kayak
  • All necessary kayaking safety equipment
  • Experienced guide (with ratio of 1 guide per 8 kayakers)
  • A guided walk to the top of Browns Island


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Meet at St Heliers Beach Public Boat Ramp


  • Please Note: A minimum of 2 people is required per booking, with a minimum of 4 people required for tours to go ahead.

    Participants must be at least 16 years of age and have a moderate degree of fitness.

    Tour will be confirmed by the guide a couple of days out from the date selected to make sure the wind conditions are at an acceptable level.

  • Single person bookings unavailable as our sea kayaks are doubles..

Available Bookings from 23 May to 5 Jun 2025

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per person$98.00 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


4 reviews

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Andrew from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2022

A superb day

A good length trip that didn't require high expertise. Good equipment, friendly and helpful guide. An opportunity to see an interesting part of Auckland that isn't otherwise accessible

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deanchingy from New Zealand wrote on 01 January 2022

Awesome day out

Had a great guide explaining the trip and taking us through the kayak adventure. First time going onto the island and it has an awesome view. Would recommend.

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Anna Yong from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2021

enjoyable, good value for money

the guide was experienced. nice new kayay wish we can spent more time on the beach on Browns Island, not to rush back

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Steve from New Zealand wrote on 29 December 2020

Great trip out, amazing views back to the city

We had an awesome morning. The two guides were excellent and really friendly. The kayaks were great, really new and well maintained too. We felt we were in good hands throughout and great to learn more about the islands too. 100% recommended.

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