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Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure

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Overview

One of the most rewarding things to do in Auckland is to watch the sunset on a guided New Zealand sea kayaking tour to Rangitoto Island in Hauraki Gulf. For over two decades, we have been leading these Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure tours and have achieved the necessary experience to ensure everyone’s safety on the water as they paddle across Auckland harbour.

We take off from our easily located Kayak base at Okahu Bay right on the water’s edge, not more than 10 minutes away from Auckland’s downtown. Rangitoto Island is about 75 minutes away from across the water.

On reaching the island, you will take the one hour walk up to the summit with your guide in the lead. On the trek up, you’ll discover the fascinating history, geology and flora of this dormant volcano that has become a part of Auckland’s landmark. Reaching the summit, take in the 360° view of the Auckland city, the inner harbour and the other islands found in the Hauraki Gulf. With this commanding lookout on a clear evening, it’s no surprise that sunsets here are beyond compare.

The paddle back to Auckland with the stars overhead and the city’s distant lights guiding our way home is a meditative way to end the day.

On route, keep an eye out for marine life like penguins and dolphins, and even a sleeping leopard seal on our ramp.

We meet at our Kayaks base at 5.30PM for our Rangitoto sunset tours and return at around 11PM. If you wish to join a daytime kayak tour to Rangitoto, meet us at our base at 8.30AM for a 2PM return.

All our kayak tours require bookings and subject to favourable weather and sea conditions.

Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure

Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure

Rangitoto Volcano Kayak Adventure

Other information:

  • Minimum age for this tour is 16 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all kayakers on this tour
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems
  • Kayaking to Rangitoto requires a moderate degree of fitness and there is some walking
  • involved.
  • Please bring with you at least two bottles of water and food to sustain you for the hike and return kayak trip eg sandwiches or pasta and possibly nutrition bars.
  • Clothing suitable for kayaking is required, including shorts, t-shirt, warm top,
  • leggings (particularly in winter). Please do not wear denim, long pants (not
  • even rolled up) or ¾ pants.
  • For your safety and that of others, you are not permitted on this tour if you are
  • under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • All kayak tours are subject to favourable weather and sea conditions. If a tour is
  • cancelled due to poor weather or sea conditions, you will be given the option
  • of an alternative tour date or full refund.
  • An email confirming your booking will be sent within 24 hours of booking. 
  • Following the end of Daylight saving all Rangitoto sunset tours tours meet at 3pm.

Other information:

  • Minimum age for this tour is 16 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all kayakers on this tour
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems
  • Kayaking to Rangitoto requires a moderate degree of fitness and there is some walking
  • involved.
  • Please bring with you at least two bottles of water and food to sustain you for the hike and return kayak trip eg sandwiches or pasta and possibly nutrition bars.
  • Clothing suitable for kayaking is required, including shorts, t-shirt, warm top,
  • leggings (particularly in winter). Please do not wear denim, long pants (not
  • even rolled up) or ¾ pants.
  • For your safety and that of others, you are not permitted on this tour if you are
  • under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • All kayak tours are subject to favourable weather and sea conditions. If a tour is
  • cancelled due to poor weather or sea conditions, you will be given the option
  • of an alternative tour date or full refund.
  • An email confirming your booking will be sent within 24 hours of booking. 
  • Following the end of Daylight saving all Rangitoto sunset tours tours meet at 3pm.

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