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Motukorea Half Day Sea Kayak and Hike Exploration

For 1 person
1/2 day
$155 each
1 Adult
$155 each

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  • Volcanic island only accessible by small boat or kayak
  • Hike to the summit of the island to see fantastic views of the inner Hauraki Gulf
  • Suitable for beginners and advanced kayakers

Explore Motukorea (Browns Island) by kayak and by foot. This is the perfect trip for an exciting and informative day on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, visiting one of the best preserved volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field.

What's Included?

  • Half day guided kayak tour
  • Pick and and drop off from Auckland City
  • Morning tea
  • Kayak and paddle hire
  • Dry bags
  • Experienced local guides
  • Safety briefings

Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations. It is a region of exceptional natural beauty, volcanic islands, sandy beaches and is abundant with wildlife. The sheltered waters of the Waitemata Harbour make it a sea kayaker’s paradise and are waiting to be discovered.

On this half day tour you will depart from St Heliers in the morning and kayak to Motukorea with your guide. Once arriving at Motukorea you can explore the island with a hike to the summit for incredible panoramic views across the Hauraki Gulf. You will also learn about the islands fascinating history and see three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified village).

Light refreshments are provided on the island before heading back to Auckland.

A fantastic way to explore this natural playground in Auckland.

Session Length

  • This experience departs St Heliers at 9am
  • Return to St Heliers at approximately 1pm


The Islands in the Hauraki Gulf provide sanctuaries for native plants and animals. To prepare for your trip: Check your bags for stowaways: mice, rats, Argentine ants and rainbow skinks. Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds. Pack your lunch in a rodent-proof container eg. hard plastic with lid. 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.


Participants will be required to sign a liability form to this effect before starting a tour.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider to advise otherwise.

This experience takes place on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, departing St Heliers.