Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Destination: New Zealand, North Island, Auckland
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Come explore the landmark of the Auckland region and see Auckland city from another perspective.

You kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning 'sparkling waters', where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.

On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland's volcanoes, you will start the leisurely 1 hour walk to the summit. Walking up the pohutukawa-cloaked island gives you the chance to explore the baked scoria rocks which support over 200 different native trees and flowering plants. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.

We offer a free pick up and drop off from central Auckland if required (Auckland Ferry Building). After a short 10 min drive to our launch location at St Heliers beach we provide a full safety and kayak briefing before paddling across the stunning Waitemata harbor. 

On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland's volcanoes, you will start the leisurely 1hr walk to the summit. Walking up the pohutukawa-cloaked island gives you the chance to explore the baked scoria rocks which support over 200 different native trees and flowering plants. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.

At the return to the water's edge, a healthy hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you, with cold and hot drinks to match! If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.

As you kayak back south, perhaps with the help of a sail, you arrive back safely at St Heliers Bay. An exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!

Inclusions
  • Fully catered with BBQ lunch
  • Small friendly groups
  • Suitable for people with littler or no kayaking experience
  • Top quality sea kayak equipment
  • Experienced guides
  • Over 20 years of kayaking knowledge
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions
  • N/A
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please inform us if you require a pick up from the Pier 1 taxi stand at the Auckland Ferry Building, if we do not hear from you we will meet you at our launch location at the St Heliers Bay central boat ramp, 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland.
  • Check your gear and help keep islands Hauraki Gulf pest-free.Protect our wildlife
  • Check - your gear for pests such as rodents and insects
  • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
  • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)
  • Check your gear for pests
  • Before you leave the mainland, check and clean your gear.
  • Check that your gear is free of rats, mice, ants and skinks - especially camping gear which has ideal places for them to hide when stored.
  • Take extra care to clean gear if you have Argentine ants or plague skinks where you live.
  • Clean clothing, footwear and camping gear, removing soil and seeds before and after each trip.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Meetup: 9.00 am at the St Heliers central boat ramp 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland. We offer a FREE pick up from the Auckland Ferry Building  if requested.
Pick up needs to be requested: Our free pickup is at 8.30 am outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building. This is the same location as the taxi stand on Queens Wharf.


Return Details

Drop off back at ferry building

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Pui Chi I

08 Jan, 2020

The trip was planned to visit Rangitoto Island, but because of the weather forecast, it changed to visit Brown Island which is in similar distance from St Heliers Bay. Hiking to the summit of the Brown Island was easy and we could see a volcanic crater rim. At the summit, we had an expansive view of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. We kayaked close to 11km for the whole trip. St Heliers Bay has a nice beach, and there are a lot of restaurants around.

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