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Cruise to Rangitoto Island – From Auckland

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Cruise to Rangitoto Island – From Auckland
Cruise to Rangitoto Island – From Auckland
Cruise to Rangitoto Island – From Auckland
Cruise to Rangitoto Island – From Auckland


  • Rangitoto Island is a nature lover’s delight!
  • Take a scenic cruise from Auckland to reach the island
  • Enjoy a walk to the summit of an extinct Volcano
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide


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.

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  • Discover Auckland Tour

    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
  • We spent gerat tmie with your touring guide + driver .

    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
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

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


3 hours

Start time

Start time: 0915h (09:15am) and 1215h (12:15pm)
Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point

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.

Ending point

The tour concludes at the Ferry Terminal building

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  • Ferry ride to Rangitoto Island and back
  • Tour on a 4WD on Rangitoto Island
  • Boardwalk
  • Experienced English-speaking field guide
  • Entrance fee


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


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.

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Please note

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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Additional info

  • The 4WD road train has drop down clear curtains to protect passengers if it rains. No shops are located on the island and it is advised that passengers take food and drink with them. Food and beverages can also be purchased onboard the vessel.
  • The 10-minute walk to the summit of the Island includes stairs. The walk is optional; you may choose to stay and enjoy the view from the base of the summit.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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