• This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Events Calendar

Papakura Paddle
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 0210645125

Papakura kayak day 2022 23 FB

**Please note this event has been postponed to the 22nd January 2023**


Come join us for a free guided kayak through the mangrove forests of the Manukau Harbour, winding through the Pahurehure Inlet. Spot native wildlife with Experiencing Marine Reserves, learn about freshwater monitoring with Whitebait Connection and participate in a raranga (weaving) workshop with Para Kore Ki Tāmaki.

This event provides a taster into kayaking, freshwater monitoring and raranga (weaving) through a 3hr time slot. Expect to spend ~50mins on the water kayaking. Please only register if you can commit to the full 3hr timeslot.

Sea conditions permitting - we will run with light rain.

Te Kura Moana - Experiencing Marine Reserves runs a series of free and subsidised events over the summer months - we rely on your support to make them happen. We appreciate donations, either cash/eftpos on the day, online or by giving a koha of your time volunteering at a future event. Some people donate $5-10pp.

Children younger than 8 will not be able to participate. Children aged 8-12 need to have a confident adult in the back of their kayak. Children under 13 need an adult companion.

Registrations are essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/papakura-paddle-day-registration-443086061337

This event is in partnership with Auckland Sea Kayaks, Whitebait Connection, Para Kore Ki Tāmaki and is funded by the Papakura Local Board and Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa. EMR has the support of The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation across our Auckland Events.

Sunday 22nd January 2023

Group A: 9.45am to 12.45pm 

Group B: 9.45am to 12.45pm 

Group C: 11.15am to 2.15pm 

Please arrive at least 15mins prior and check in at the tent. If you are running late please call 021 0645125

Numbers limited to 48 – split into three groups.

Early access codes for Papakura locals will be circulated to local pages or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to access.

Otherwise all remaining tickets will go live on Monday 9th January

Where: Bottle Top Boat Ramp, Karaka


Please note that the maximum weight for the sea kayaks is 120kg per person.

If you are feeling unwell (sore throat, running nose, loss of taste/smell) please let us know prior as soon as possible. You will not be able to attend the event. If you suffer from allergies – please let us know when you arrive.

Cancellation policy: If you give less than 12 hrs notice when cancelling your registration or you no show without a valid excuse (i.e COVID, or other illness) then you will be sent an invoice of $20 per person.

Information sheet: coming soon



Location Bottle Top Bay Boat Ramp