Explore New Zealand’s famous Photukawa forest on the 600-year old Rangitoto Island. Sitting majestically in the Hauraki Gulf, this volcanic island commands a superb view of the city and surrounding islands from its summit.
The island is a nature lover’s delight and its terrain is covered with rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. Pohutukawa is a coastal evergreen tree that produces a brilliant display of crimson flowers and grows to a height of up to twenty metres. See the crater of the Island’s extinct volcano as you enjoy a board walk to the summit of the volcano.
This tour is a perfect way to discover Auckland’s natural wonders.
Arrive at the designated departure point of tier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the actual time of departure.
Enjoy a 25 minute cruise across the Waitemata Harbor to Rangitoto Island. On arrival your island ranger guide will greet you as you leave the ferry, and direct you to the 4WD road train nearby.
Once on board, you will journey through rugged lava crops and native bush, whilst your knowledgeable guide talks to you about the history and geology of the island. The tour can only reach the base of the summit from where it is a 10-15 minute walk to the summit along a wooden boardwalk with steps to the very top.
Enjoy panoramic views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf from your unique vantage point.
Return and once again board the road train to the wharf around the west coast side of the island for different vistas through lush bush, lava crops and fern glens.
Board your cruise vessel for the ride back to the Ferry Terminal in Auckland where the tour concludes.
This was an excellent overview of Auckland with Pete, our driver and guide, being an outstanding host. We returned to several of the spots he highlighted during our morning... Peter Thurgood
Firstly we thanks for that we enjoy Rangitoto Island trip with one of your experience guide + driver. We totally enjoy full trip that life time experience. Once again we thank... Vedavyasa Bhat
01 Apr till 31 Oct:
0915h (09:15am): Saturday and Sunday
1215h (12:15pm): Daily
01 Nov till 31 Mar:
0915h (09:15am) and 1215h (12:15pm): Daily
Start time: 0915h (09:15am) and 1215h (12:15pm)
Duration: 3 hours
The tour departs from Pier 2, Ferry Terminal on the harbor side of the Ferry Building, 99 Quay Street, near the corner of Albert Street. You can reach there by taking the service of Link buses
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour concludes at the Ferry Terminal building
Wear good walking shoes, long-sleeved clothes and sunhat/sunscreen. Bring plenty of drinking water Carry insect repellent and a flashlight to explore lava caves. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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