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NZ Sailing Adventure (3 Days)

Start your sailing adventure in the Viaduct by visiting the Peter Blake exhibition at Maritime Museum, followed by a seabins analysis and a mussel filtration exercise. Sail to Motuihe Island, learning the fundamentals of boats and safety. Once anchored, take part in a beach clean up and discover the island’s flora and fauna with an educational talk. Next morning, sail to Rotoroa Island and experience the Hauraki Gulf’s newest predator-free sanctuary. Enjoy a guided nature walk with an island ranger, learn about the island’s restoration and fascinating history, followed by a chance to explore the island’s walking trails and museum, and support a community volunteer project. In the morning, take part in a raft building activity before sailing to Auckland, having developed an understanding of how we are all connected to the sea and how our actions impact the health of our environment.

Social Protocols

  1. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  2. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
  3. Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.
  4. Make new friends - This is a group experience so go along prepared to start conversations and make some new friends :-)

Cultural Protocols

  1. Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
  2. Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
  3. Outdoor eating - You can expect to be eating in the outdoors, which means finding a spot on the ground to sit and enjoy your meal - make the most of this ‘el fresco’ experience!
  4. Permission for photos - If you are taking photos that include other people, always ask them first if they are happy for their photograph to be taken.
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