This is an exhilarating night paddle. Experience the magical light show put on by the smallest of living sea creatures. Watch as your kayak leaves a glittering wake behind you. Dip your hands in and see the sparkles latch to your hand as you withdraw it from the water.Be one of the few to see this natural phenomenon.Also, mullet, flounder and many birds can be seen or heard. Birdlife includes tui, bellbird, kereru, oyster-catcher, pied stilt, reef heron, white-faced heron, dotterel, fantail, grey warbler, kingfisher, harrier hawk, tern, and many more. Just 20 minutes north of downtown Auckland, the Long bay – Okura Marine Reserve has an abundance of wildlife.