Rangitoto Island

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Auckland: Rangitoto Island Roundtrip Ferry Pass

1. Auckland: Rangitoto Island Roundtrip Ferry Pass

Take an affordable, easy, and stress-free 25-minute ferry journey to the popular Rangitoto Island. Travel from downtown Auckland to the island and back, while enjoying panoramic views of the stunning surrounding landscapes. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of 2-4 departures a day depending on the season, which will allow you to fit the ferry ride into your travel schedule and get the chance to explore the island at your own leisure. During the sail, admire the view as the ferry cruises past Auckland’s stunning coastline. Upon arrival at the island, spend the day exploring and wandering through the unique landscapes of olive groves and sandy beaches before your return journey to the city.

Rangitoto Island and Auckland City Scenic Seaplane Flight

2. Rangitoto Island and Auckland City Scenic Seaplane Flight

Enjoy an introductory scenic seaplane flight for a breathtaking 40-minute experience showcasing the highlights of the Auckland region from above. Observe a short safety briefing before climbing aboard the 8-seater seaplane. Cruise out into the middle of Auckland Harbour, the very heart of the 'City of Sails', and prepare for take-off. Enjoy mesmerizing aerial views of Auckland city and past neighboring islands. Learn about the history of the Auckland region with live in-flight commentary from your experienced pilot. Get up close to the summit of Rangitoto Island's volcanic crater as you soar just 200-meters above. Capture as many videos and photos as you like with large side windows that slope out. Continue over the top of Auckland Museum and head downtown, flying eye-level with the iconic Sky Tower. On your descent, marvel at the Harbor Bridge up close before experiencing the thrill of a water landing back in the harbor. Your adventure concludes with a relaxing cruise along the Harbour back to the dock.

Luxury Auckland & West Coast Day Tour with Maori Guide

3. Luxury Auckland & West Coast Day Tour with Maori Guide

Enjoy a unique experience in Auckland and the surrounding area with award-winning TIME Unlimited Tours. Your guide for the day will be a local, highly knowledgeable Maori, who will be able to share the region’s indigenous history and culture from a personal perspective. Auckland is the world’s largest Polynesian city and home to a variety of cultures from across the Pacific. You’ll see the best that Auckland city and its West Coast have to offer on this tour. On the first segment of the tour you’ll visit Maungawhau. From the heights here you’ll have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. You’ll drive to colonial Parnell, and continue along the waterfront along Tamaki Drive. See the stunning beaches along Auckland's shoreline and Waitemata Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf, the mystical island volcano of Rangitoto, and the famous Harbour Bridge. Visit Devonport, a picturesque marine village with great cafés, boutiques, and stunning views of both Takarunga and Auckland city. The second part of the tour takes you to Auckland’s West Coast. See Titirangi, or the Fringe of Heaven, an artist enclave on Manukau Harbour, and stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre - the gateway to Auckland's West Coast. From here you’ll enjoy magnificent views over the Harbour. Further along the coast you’ll marvel at views of the soaring cliffs, take in incredible ocean vistas, the roaring surf, and the unique black sand beaches. Ancient native rainforests abound, where you’ll see the amazing kauri trees as well as pohutukawa trees with their crimson flowers.

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What people are saying about Rangitoto Island

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 83 reviews

All went well, although because I made the booking on the day of travel I didn't automatically get tickets electronically, just the voucher. I realised that this didn't constitute tickets so checked on arrival. I was quickly and courteously issued with paper tickets.

When checking in it was hard because they didn't have a scanner for my ticket

Ferry ride was quick and staff were very kind and professional

Very Enjoyable Fullers Service ran on time so no complaints.

My grandkids enjoyed the trip more cuz its their first time