Water activity

Rangitoto Island: Sea Kayak & Summit Hike Day Trip

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Activity provider: Auckland Sea Kayaks

Rangitoto Island: Sea Kayak & Summit Hike Day Trip

Activity provider: Auckland Sea Kayaks

From US$ 142.13 per person

Kayak across Waitemata Harbor to Auckland's youngest and most active volcano, and hike to the summit to get the best panoramic views across Auckland city. Enjoy the fresh sea air and the views of Rangitoto Island.

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Duration 1 day
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Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Kayak across Auckland's Waitemata Harbor, meaning "sparkling waters"
  • See the youngest and most active volcano in Auckland
  • Experience Auckland from a unique and beautiful perspective
  • Get expert advice on how to kayak from qualified guides
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch of healthy Kiwi treats
  • Look out for Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels
Full description
Explore the landmark of the Auckland region and see Auckland city from another perspective. The full-day adventure tour by kayak across Waitemata Harbor will take you to the area’s youngest and most active volcano. After your safety briefing and paddling instruction, you will kayak across the Waitemata Harbor, meaning “sparkling waters.” where you may see wildlife, such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels. On arrival at Rangitoto Island, location for the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start a leisurely 1-hour hike to the summit. Walk up the pohutukawa-cloaked island exploring 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. Return to the water’s edge, where 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. Kayak back south, perhaps with the help of a sail to take you safely back to St Heliers Bay.
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Safety briefing and instruction
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Light refreshments
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Hot and cold drinks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided

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    Meeting point

    Meet in the atrium at the Auckland Museum.

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

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    December 4, 2022

    Amazing day, challenging kayaking conditions but perfect by the time we reached Rangitoto. Also delicious lunch and very knowledgeable guide

    February 24, 2020

    great trip - the weather was good to us our guide was very good and gave us a great tour

    February 21, 2020

    Product ID: 26397