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Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer

Price: $65.00
Tour operates from October through April.
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Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer

Sitting majestically 25 minutes off the Auckland coast is Rangitoto Island, which you will tour by 4WD. This unique volcanic island boasts a fascinating landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. Rangitoto is a public reserve, managed by the Department of Conservation.

On your arrival at the island you will be met by a Rangitoto Guide and escorted to the 4WD road train for a journey of discovery. Along the way you'll learn of Rangitoto's fiery past and the amazing climate that has allowed lush growth to flourish amongst the lava on the island.

Journey through the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world, a treasured fern glen and rugged lava terrain, as you make your way to the base of the summit of Rangitoto. From there, it's a half-mile walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top. Here, you'll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland City.

Your guide will accompany you back to the road train to continue the narrated tour, taking in the western side of the island and then back to your return sailing.

Please Note: This is not a transfer tour, and does not drop off at the airport. The tour vehicle cannot accommodate luggage.

Shore Excursion Size
Small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket.
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. There are over 250 steps to the summit. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 2 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsVery volcanic experienceDecember 20, 2019

Reviewer: Don Smith
Tour guide was great. Would liked to have more time to do the hike to the top of the crater. I was very impressed with the lava fields. Well worth the price.

5 StarsRangitoto Island Volcanic ExplorerJanuary 18, 2013

Reviewer: Louise C
It was a great day out!

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