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Rangitoto Volcano Adventure


A guided sea kayak tour to Auckland’s Rangitoto Island to see the sunset is a unique experience from which you are sure to return with a real sense of achievement. People tell us this that is one of the best things they have done in Auckland.

Fergs have been guiding these tours for more than 20 years. Our experienced guides therefore know how to keep you safe on the water as you kayak across Auckland harbour.

We paddle from Fergs Kayaks well known base on the water’s edge at Okahu Bay, less than 10 mins from downtown Auckland. The paddle to Rangitoto takes about 75 mins.

Once on the Island, your guide will lead you on a 1 hour walk to the summit. On the way you’ll learn a bit about the amazing geology and flora and fascinating history of this iconic dormant volcano. At the top, you will get a 360 degree view of Auckland City and the inner harbour and other islands of the Hauraki Gulf. On a clear evening, the sunset from there is beautiful.

The paddle back home under the stars with the lights of Auckland in the distance is a highlight of the tour. It is a wonderfully serene way to end the day.

There’s a chance that you will see marine life en route including dolphins and penguins. You might even be lucky enough to see the leopard seal that sometimes sleeps on our ramp.

Our Rangitoto sunset tours meet at Fergs Kayaks' well-known base at 4pm and return at approximately 10:30pm. Winter hours meet at 2:30pm and usually return by 9pm. 

We also guide daytime kayak tours to Rangitoto, meeting at 9am and returning at approximately 3:30pm.

Bookings are essential for all our kayak tours.

You also have the option of staying overnight on the island in one of the restored historic holiday homes, commonly known in NZ as a "bach". Best for groups of up to 6 (or 12 if you rent both baches) we can guide you to the island and then come back the next day for the return journey. More information is here: 

The Islands in the Hauraki Gulf provide sanctuaries for native plants and animals. We want to keep it this way.

Our company is licensed by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf

This is what you must to do to prepare for your trip:

• Check your bags for stowaways: mice, rats, Argentine ants and rainbow skinks.

• Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds.

• Pack your lunch in a rodent-proof container eg. hard plastic with lid.

• Make sure everything you bring is in a sealed or zipped closed bag.  Food must be packed into rodent-proof/sealed containers. No open bags or boxes.

• Any camping or overnight gear must be thoroughly checked for pest stowaways.

“Visit for further information on biosecurity in the Hauraki Gulf.”

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