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Lake Rototoa Kayak & Snorkel Day

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Lake Rototoa

23 Donohue Road

South Head

Auckland, Auckland 0874

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Explore Lake Rototoa with Experiencing Marine Reserves in partnership with Auckland Sea kayaks, Auckland Council and Aoteoroa Lakes.

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Explore Lake Rototoa with Experiencing Marine Reserves in partnership with Auckland Sea kayaks and Aoteoroa Lakes. With funding from the Auckland Council we are running our second Kayak and Snorkel Day at Lake Rototoa, one of Auckland’s precious dune lakes. Join us for a day of guided kayaking with Auckland Sea Kayaks, snorkelling with our experienced volunteer guides, freshwater workshops by Aotearoa Lakes and several other environmental information stalls . Fun for the whole whānau. Koha - donations appreciated.

Pre-Registrations are essential for both kayaking and snorkelling. Minimum age for kayaking is 7 and for snorkelling it is 5. No minimum age for the land based activities. Please note that the kayaking and snorkelling do not depart together - they are separate activities.

Registrations for kayaking will open to locals first on the 4th December, then they will open to the general public on the 10th January. Snorkelling registrations will be open to all from 4th December.

Please email sophie@emr.org.nz if you are a South Head/Helensville local to gain early access to the kayaking registration.

When: Saturday 22nd January, 2022

Kayaking time slots (pre registration essential)

There will be 8x hire spots and 8x BYO spots for each time slot. Please arrive 15mins prior to your start time.

Slot 1: 10am-11.30am

Slot 2: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Slot 3: 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Snorkelling time slots (pre registration essential)

Slot 1: 10am-11.30am

Slot 2: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Slot 3: 1.00pm – 2.30pm

All snorkelling gear provided for free, including wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins. Please arrive 15mins prior to your start time.

You are welcome to register for both kayaking and snorkelling but please make sure to book in different time slots for each activity.

Where: Lake Rototoa, 23 Donohue Road, South Head

Parking: At the South Head Hall, follow the signs

COVID-19 Information

We can't wait to reconnect with you all and to help you explore our big blue backyard. EMR has always strived to be as inclusive as possible with all our events, however we are in unprecedented times, which means the safety of our crew, volunteers and participants is paramount. Vaccination certificates for all those ages 12 and over will be required for all* public events in the COVID Traffic Light framework for the summer of 2021/22 (*unless specified otherwise). Participants under 12 years of age will need to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian. All participants will need to use face coverings and distance where practical. Please bring the QR code for My Vaccine Pass on your phone or printed to be scanned & verified at the event. You will need to bring photo ID. Some events may require your vaccination status to be verified prior to registration.

Information sheet: Coming soon

Check out our frequently asked questions here:  https://www.emr.org.nz/images/emr/pdf/snorkel-days/FAQ__Information_Sheet_2020-21docx.pdf

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Lake Rototoa

23 Donohue Road

South Head

Auckland, Auckland 0874

New Zealand

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Organiser Experiencing Marine Reserves

Organiser of Lake Rototoa Kayak & Snorkel Day

EMR is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation under the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (CC23406). EMR’s independence, professional delivery, marine reserves focus and provision of a range of learning styles make it unique within New Zealand. Since its introduction in Northland in 2002, EMR has expanded to 8 regions with a team of 30 coordinators nationwide.

EMR has guided snorkel experiences for 92,700 (132,500 including accompanying whanau and teachers) students in NZ marine reserves and over 23,000 people have been engaged in EMR organised marine conservation events. The total number of kiwi’s engaged in EMR is now over 180,000.

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