I was recommended this trip by my brother, who has previously been on it and rated it. He was so right!!
I have never done any kayaking before, so the idea of kayaking over to an island was quite daunting. However my mind was soon put to rest after getting out on the water.
Once we paddled over to Rangitoto island, we had an amazing BBQ and muffins, which certainly helped us with our hike up the crater! The views from the top were incredible and it was such a lovely way to see Auckland and its surroundings.
However the biggest pull for me on the trip was kayaking back at night! It was so surreal and stunning with the night sky, the quietness and the pretty lights of Auckland!! What other cities do you get a chance to see by kayak at night??!! I would definitely come back and do it again.