Sea Kayak to the landmark of the Auckland region and see Auckland city from another perspective.
After your saftey briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.
On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start the leisurely 1hr walk to the summit. Walking up the pohutukawa-cloaked island gives you the chance to explore the baked scoria rocks which support over 200 different native trees and flowering plants. Upon reaching the top of Rangitoto you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.
At the return to the water’s edge, a healthy hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you, with cold and hot drinks to match! If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.
As you kayak back south, perhaps with the help of a sail, you arrive back safely at St Heliers Bay.
An exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!
To keep these islands pest free and see what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz
Start: 8:30am; Return: 3:30pm