Peckish for a little adventure? Why not paddle from St Heliers Beach to picturesque Motukorea, aka Browns Island, for a picnic on the beach?
Don’t be deterred if you’ve never paddled – no kayaking experience is required, and full instructions will be provided by your qualified guides. All you need is a reasonable level of fitness, as you will paddle up to 4 km each way.
The journey should take around 60 minutes. Upon reaching Motukorea, one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the isthmus, your guide will share tales of the island’s colourful history, flora and fauna, as you climb to the top for an incredible view. Then, return to the picturesque beach for a picnic.
Finally, say a fond farewell to the island and enjoy your magical paddle back to the mainland as the last rays of sun sparkle across the Waitematā Harbour.
What better way to stimulate the senses than by savouring a well-earned meal in nature – making this the ultimate kai-yak adventure! Auckland Sea Kayaks will also provide warm tops, waterproof jackets, and paddling gloves to keep you snug and dry.
- Saturday 22 July, 2pm
- Thursday 27 July, 2pm
- Saturday 5 August, 2pm
- St Heliers Beach, 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland.
- Depart from the boat ramp, corner of Tamaki Drive & Goldie St
- Tickets: $225 per person, with a maximum of 24 paddlers for each trip
Location Te wāhi
384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland CentralPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Town: Free pick up at Auckland Museum. Launch location 10 km from city centre., Airport: 15 km to Auckland International Airport., Bus: Bus stop across the road., Parking: Yes, free.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Weather dependent activity.