On the 12th January, PGSA went on one of the most beautiful trips we have ever done. Did you know that 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 gulf make it a kayaker’s paradise and are waiting to be discovered.
On this trip, we went for a kayak over to Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher bird), 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 trekked to the summit, whilst taking in the panoramic views as we learnt 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.
This was a beautiful experience and one not to be missed next time. Take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to and make sure to get your tickets in quick next time!