NZ kayak trip: Bay of Islands Paddle – Urupukapuka and Cape Brett Hole in the Rock

Bay of Islands

Video!!

Full HD Video – showing the highlights of the Bay of Islands kayak trip, including circumnavigation of Urupukapuka Island and day trip to Cape Brett Hole in the Rock … 

Circumnavigating Urupukapuka, Bay of Islands

Cape Brett Hole in the Rock

Seals:

Hole in the Rock

Bay of Islands
Lentils & chickpeas makhani with herbs, fresh capsicum & fresh tomatoes [Photo credit: Uta Machold)

Cable Bay Camp site, Urupukapuka Island

Whatsup Jim?
Jim in very high spirit after the beer stop at Russell


Mine is bigger than yours
Comparing Greenland paddle girth circumferences of paddles

Matt showing off a new method for getting out of his Greenland T kayak without the kayak touching the sand late Sunday evening:

 

Circumnavigating Urupukapuka with a Greenland Paddle

NZ kayak trip: Matauri Bay and Cavalli Islands Paddle

Matauri Bay is under 4 hours drive North of Auckland, just past Kerikeri and not too far from the Bay of Islands. Known for the resting place for Rainbow Warrior, Matauri Bay and (Cavalli Islands) is perfect for rock gardening lovers who like to explore the area over multiple days from one of the two camp sites (one in the bay, and one in the main Cavalli Island).

Getting there and Setting Camp

Video!!

Full HD Video – showing the highlights of the trip, including Rock gardening in the swell and couple of rescues … 

Paddlers Setting off through the surf

I did this paddle with Auckland Yakity Yak Club. Here are some of the paddlers on the trip.

Rescues

Russell being pounded by a breaking wave whilst out of the boat

Deep water rescue #2

Rock Gardening and paddling in Matauri Bay and Cavalli Island


Evening solo paddle

Evening at camp site

Morning at Matauri Bay

Wild Life at Matauri Bay at Sunrise

Day-3: Should we go or should we stay?