Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer

Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer Tour (Hauraki Gulf)
Price: $65.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A 5 minute walk from the cruise pier.
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.
Restrictions 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.

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.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Very volcanic experience
December 20, 2019
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.
Reviewer: Don Smith
5 Stars
Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer
January 18, 2013
It was a great day out!
Reviewer: Louise C
5 Stars