Kiwi Raid 2018


The Kiwi Raid 2018 is to be a St Ayles skiff event based at Gt Barrier island 18-25th February 2018.

The Raid will be based out of Orama Oasis in Karaka Bay and will be a week of exciting day trips including The broken islands, Katherine bay, Smokehouse bay, Mt Hobson walk and the Kauri dams, Glenfern sanctuary, plus fishing and swimming and maybe a pure white beach or two to lay on. Accommodation will be camping although Orama do have other options available and meals provided.

Spaces are limited to 20 people and filling up fast so if you are interested contact for more info or to register your place.


Swallows and Amazons plus Coffee!


Nothing quite like poking around in the mangroves on a Saturday morning, especially if it ends in good coffee and cakes.

This mornings row took us into the inner depths of Orakei and all the way to Palmers garden centre for our necessary coffee fix. We did make up for it with an extended row home… honest.

Its amazing a secret places you can find around our beautiful harbour for mini adventures.


Three Skiffs in the mist

Saturdays row was a rather foggy affair that required hugging the shoreline along the bays to St Hellier. Rangitoto island and the rest of Auckland had simply disappeared!


Not deterred by the weather, Three St Ayles skiffs embarked on a wonderful row in silky calm waters and of course the coffee was good.