February, 2021

2021Sun07Feb10:00 am5:30 pmFeaturedKawau Island Cruise departing central AucklandSummer Cruise10:00 am - 5:30 pm Viaduct Harbour - Explore Group, 220 Quay Street, Viaduct, Auckland 1010Where:Central Auckland,Gulf IslandsAges:All Ages

Ocean Explorer

Event Details

Beat the traffic heading north and jump onboard the premium curise vessel Ocean Explorer departing central Auckland, to cruise in style up to Kawau Island – some would say the jewel in the crown of the Hauraki Gulf.

Cruise up the coastline admiring the spectacular landscape from the water, stopping of at a quiet bay for a swim off the boat before continuing on our way. Enjoy a barbeque lunch onboard before disembarking at Kawau to explore the island.

Kawau provides a true slice of New Zealand history with Mansion House, copper mines and some surprising wildlife – there is plenty to discover here. Alternatively park up under the shade of a tree and enjoy the birdsong.

This experience is suitable for the whole family to discover Kawau Island.

* 1.5 hours cruising each way
* 3.5 hour island stop at Kawau Island
* Lunch – barbeque cooked and served onboard the vessel
* Option to swim off the boat – the vessel has purpose built access to the water for safe entry
* Duration 7.5 hours

Need to know:
This trip is suitable for all ages, however passengers will be required to board a tender from the vessel to access the islands. Swimming is optional, however passengers must be confident in the open water. Bring your sunscreen, sunhat, camera, water bottle, swimwear and towel.


Children under 5 years are FREE.

Children 5 to 15 years are $60.

Adults $120

Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) $299