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Motukorea Classic Sea Kayak Tour - Auckland Sea Kayaks

Join Auckland's premier sea kayaking company for a relaxing day on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf and exploring Motukorea or Browns Island - a fantastic volcanic island that is one of the most well preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic field.

Only accessible by private boats and sea kayaks, Motokorea Island is an 'off the beaten track' experience rich in fascinating Maori history with three ancient Pa sites (fortified Maori villages), and spectacular views from the summit of the volcanic cone.

Guided by very experienced and skilled sea kayakers there is no previous experience required - you are in safe hands with full training given on the day.


Price: $135pp

All Kayaking equipment, guided tour and light refreshments provided


Departures:

8:30am & 1:30pm from St Heliers Bay Boat Ramp - Central City Pick-up available

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts
  • Sun glasses
  • Soft shoes or sandals for hiking
  • Personal Medication

Important Information/ What not to bring:

The Islands in the Hauraki Gulf provide sanctuaries for native plants and animals. It is imperative they are kept this way so this is what you must do before your trip:

  • Check all bags thoroughly for pest stowaways: mice, rats, Argentine ants and rainbow skinks.
  • Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds.
  • Make sure everything you bring is in a sealed or zipped closed bag.
  • Food must be packed into rodent-proof/sealed containers. No open bags or boxes.

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age 12 years old

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Claire Andersen from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2016

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Finally made it to Browns

I'd been wanting to make it to Brown's island for a while, and I'm so glad that Sea Kayaks made it happen. We traveled in double kayaks, and paddling took more effort that I anticipated, but the reward was worth it. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Great fun for visitors and locals alike

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david jeffrey from United Kingdom wrote on 10 January 2016

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great experience

awesome day kayaking with our guide Logan. physically tough but a great day

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Dennis Hillmann from New Zealand wrote on 03 November 2013

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Great Trip

We startet our trip at Auckland Ferry Building outside of Pier 1 where we were picked up. Together we headed to St. Heliers. There we got an introduction and put on the gear. Then the kayak tour to Motukorea Island started. It really was a great trip. On Motukorea Island we had a picnic and walked to the top of the island. Thanks to Nic - he did a great job!!

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shelley king from New Zealand wrote on 10 October 2013

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Very good personal contact

Booking was postponed due to weather. Nick gave the option of a refund or changing from the cheaper booking I had made for a Wed morning to any other time available at no extra charge. I'm totally rapt with the offer and the level of prompt communication. Roll on good weather.

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Allan Johnston from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2013

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Great day out!

Had a fantastic time yesterday with Auckland sea kayaks. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our trip and will be back to do the other tours. Cheers again! Allan

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