Bay of Islands Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award GOLD

From NZD $687.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Auckland
  • Product code: DOE Gold OP BOI

Auckland Sea Kayaks specializes in Sea Kayak journeys through Northland and the Hauraki Gulf. 

This journey starts in Auckland where we transport the participants up to Russell, Bay of Islands and start the journey on Tuesday 24th of January, 2023. There is an option to meet us on Tuesday in Russell if you plan to already be in the area. 

Further details including packing lists, how to pack a kayak, location of journey, nutrition, navigation is all covered in the pre-trip journey meeting.  

This trip includes transport to the Bay of Islands from Auckland, accommodation night 1 at Russel camp ground and camp fees on the 4 day expedition. 

We plan to be back in Mt Eden, Auckland at 7.00 pm on Friday or 1.30 pm if you will be picked up in Russell. 


Day 1. Transport to Russell from Auckland

Day 2 Journey starts from Long Beach Russell heading out to Urupukapuka Island 

Day 3. Northern side of Urupukapuka island, Oke Bay and stay Kaigahoa Marae - Whanau Camp

Day 4. Sunset Bay Campsite Urupukapuka Camp potentially exploring Waewartorea island if conditions allow

Day 5. Back to Russell via Motuurua and Motuarohia Islands then transported back to Auckland 


Planning meeting

This trip needs to be predominantly planned by the participants and we have some training documents that need to be filled out. There is a planning and preparation meeting in November 2022 for this journey