Sailing adventures

Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf - a photo essay

Auckland is blessed with a sheltered coastline for water pursuits, easy access to island sanctuaries for native birds and endangered species, a diverse marine environment, and a wide variety of...Read more

Mary Somervell

03 August 2015

Kiwi seafaring adventurer who changed lives

Here is a different twist on outdoor adventures - a classic tale of triumph over adversity. The gripping and hilarious tales of Johnny Wray's seafaring adventures have inspired generations of sailors,...Read more

Book review - South Sea Vagabonds by J.W. Wray

15 January 2015

Matariki waka sailing on Waitemata harbour

A narrated twilight sailing on a traditional Māori ocean going waka (canoe) became a voyage of discovery for about 30 passengers on a magical starlit evening.  Matariki (Māori New Year) has...Read more

Mary Somervell

03 August 2014

Serene sunset sailing on classic yacht

I am blown away by the beauty and elegance of a classic yacht with a colourful history.We are aboard a magnificently restored schooner for an evening cruise on Auckland harbour. Arcturus, built...Read more

Mary Somervell

30 December 2013

Sailing on Arcturus - a different perspective

There are not many better ways to enjoy the shoreline of downtown Auckland than from the deck of an historic wooden sailboat on a sunny summer’s evening. Our boat for...Read more

Guest blog: Mark Russell

08 November 2013