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Stingray encounter and Marine reserve discovery

 
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 Stingray Encounter and Marine Reserve Discovery

ADULTS $95, CHILD  $55

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.
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Discover one of Auckland’s best kept secrets with Canoe & Kayak. 


Just 20 minutes from downtown Auckland lays the Long Bay - Okura Marine Reserve. At 980ha the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve is Auckland largest protected marine area. Coupled with bordering native protected bush & regional council reserves, historic buildings & natural wonders, the area is one worth visiting.

Since it was established in 1995 the abundant wildlife have thrived. Mullet and flounder are regularly seen; and many rare NZ sea birds can be seen or heard including NZ Dotterel, Variable Oystercatchers & NZ Godwits.  Stingrays are often sighted in the shallows of the Okura Estuary and Karepiro Bay, as they cruise under your kayak. Myrtle and Turtle, two resident stingrays, are regularly seen feeding off Dacre Cottage.

Canoe & Kayak are vocal supporters of this amazing region and your attendance on these trips helps support community projects to keep the area as it is. 



 

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Canoe & Kayak Adventures
2/20 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay 

09 476 7066
027 866 6960
adventuresns@canoeandkayak.co.nz


 
Tour Details 

Family fun searching for stingrays and discovering the diversity of the Marine Reserve   
Allow 2-3 hours for this trip, perfect for experiencing the marine reserve with the family or a group of friends.
The time is spent exploring the Okura River and Karepiro Bay, or enjoying the Long Bay Marine Reserve and coastline

No previous experience is necessary, but a reasonable level of mobility & fitness is required.
Tours are run in fair weather conditions.

This tour is suitable for children 11 years and over, although younger children are welcome if the conditions are suitable (each child must be accompanied by an adult unless with a school group).
All kayaking equipment is supplied, you'll just need your walking gear, lunch and a camera.

What's Included?
All kayaking and safety equipment
Stable sea kayaks or sit-on-top kayaks are used.
All tuition from our experienced qualified kayak guides
FREE photos and a guaranteed great time!

What to Bring?
An adventurous spirit
Warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc - avoid wearing cotton.
Walking gear
Jandals (Thongs), an old pair of trainers - avoid bulky footwear
Towel
Sunscreen
Lunch
A big smile for the camera!
  

School or Business Groups - Please contact us for a quote.


Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

This tour operates throughout the summer in fair weather conditions. 
Departing 10am & 1.30pm at the end of Okura River Road, Okura, Auckland.
(backup launch location depending on conditions at Long Bay Beach)

Please contact Canoe & Kayak if you are in any doubt as to whether it will be running.
Bookings essential.


 

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