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Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island

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    What to Expect
    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!
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    Important Information
    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.
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Drop off back at ferry building
    • 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
    • N/A
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed May 30, 2019

    My wife and I were looking to do something active on our extra day in Auckland and we researched options and this came up. We were debating about whether to do the day or the night option, with us opting for the day option. We...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Bill M
    kiwiaround, General Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

    Thank you for highly recommending our Day Sea Kayak to Rangitoto. Even though the Day tour and Sunset tour in theory are the same itinerary, the experiences that people have on each of these tours can be quite different. Rangitoto is a volcanic island that...More

    Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

    We only stayed in Auckland for two nights, but my fiance and I were glad that we booked this tour. Our guide was Bradley and he was very knowledgeable about Rangitoto island as well as NZ. He made the trip fun and exciting and did...More

    Thank phakey
    kiwiaround, General Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

    Really nice to read that you enjoyed our Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto. Bradley is a born and bred Aucklander and is keen to show off his home and places he loves to travels and fellow New Zealanders. The lava tubes on Rangitoto (also...More

    Reviewed February 17, 2019

    Interested in getting out of the city for the day, and want to do a little activity? The day trip to Rangitoto is just the thing. I did the day tour and you kayak out to Rangitoto (~ 5km), get to summit the volcano (~...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank wagnerwanders
    kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

    Rangitoto is very unique as it erupted for the last time only 600 - 800 years ago. This gives us a great insight into how our forests grow and regenerate. In the late 1800's Charles Heaphy painted a picture of Rangitoto with no trees so...More

    Reviewed January 19, 2019

    We had an amazing excursion kayaking to Rangitoto, hiking to the summit, eating a delicious lunch, then kayaking back to Auckland. Our guides, Nic, Rhys, Dan & Eric were terrific with our group of 18 university students and professors. Many people were first-time kayakers, and...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank chianemhoff
    kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

    Chian, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Day Tour to Rangitoto island. We take such pleasure in teaching people about our stunning area and showing off our play ground. The Auckland Sea Kayaks team are all passionate paddlers so passing on...More

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