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Auckland city sits on the edge of a sheltered harbour with many idyllic islands ashore, reachable by kayak or ferry. The city is one of the world’s most unique sea-kayaking locations. Visit volcanic islands, sandy beaches, native forests and encounter an abundance of wildlife!
1. Sunset kayak tour to Rangitoto Island
Embark on a magical sea kayak tour into the golden sunset over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges! Kayak across the Waitemata harbour towards Rangitoto Island. Observe wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels. Trek to the summit and be rewarded with stunning 360o views of the Auckland region. Indulge in the Kiwi-style BBQ dinner at the water’s edge. Head back to the mainland amidst the sparkle of city lights in the dark.
2. Visit Waiheke Island
Visit the island retreat of Waiheke, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches. Wake up to the sound of the waves and swim, kayak or indulge in a picnic on the gorgeous beaches. Enjoy a wine tasting tour in this ‘island of wine’ or the spectacular views of the landscape. Pursue the meandering walk trails along cliff-tops or into the native forest. Explore the World War II gun emplacements and underground tunnels.
3. Visit Great Barrier Island
Enjoy the boating paradise of Great Barrier Island! Surf in the long white beaches on the eastern shore. Explore the sandy bays and deep sheltered harbours. Alternatively, explore the native forest along the serene walking tracks. Discover the natural hot springs and a historic Kauri dam secluded by the deep forest. Observe unique plant and bird species. Conquer the Hirakimata (Mount Hobson) and be rewarded with stunning 360o views.
4. Hauraki Gulf Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
Explore the amazing Hauraki Gulf Marine Park as you cruise onboard a luxurious catamaran. Meet diverse marine wildlife in breathtaking encounters! Observe whales, dolphins, seals and rare seabirds. Enjoy views of famous Auckland landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, North Head & Devonport and the volcanic Rangitoto Island from the open deck of the vessel.
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