Motukorea Island Kayak Tour

Motukorea island, reachable only by small craft, offers a wealth of exploration and fantastic views. A culturally informative and fun paddle around this area is a greatly recommended way to experience the Waitamata harbour.

Motukorea Island Kayak Tour

This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants an exciting and informative day on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher bird), is one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Private boats and sea kayaks are the only means of access to this untouched island.

On arriving at Motukorea, we trek to the summit, taking in the panoramic views as we go and learning about the island’s fascinating history. There are three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified village) on the island, with the largest occupying the slopes of the main scoria cone.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departs: Daily - summer
Duration: Half day
Tour Code: DAKL15

Regions Visited

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided kayaking
  • specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals, fleece and a dry bag for your camera
  • Light refreshments


Season Adult  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $155 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tours depart at 8.30am & 1.30pm.

What to bring:
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Soft shoes or sandles for hiking
Additional notes:
  • Safety is number one priority. The guide must be able to lift / assist a client back into a kayak if in the unlikely event that they capsize
  • You maybe required to be in a kayak and paddle for up to 90 minutes without the possibility of getting out / stretching or take long breaks
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