Rangitoto Island

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Rangitoto Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • 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.

    We had a planned run on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands. We arrived back at ferry a few minutes late and it had kindly waited for us. Great service thank you!

  • Luxury Auckland & West Coast Day Tour with Maori Guide

    2. 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...

  • Rangitoto Island and Auckland City Scenic Seaplane Flight

    3. 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 o...

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What people are saying about Rangitoto Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 60 reviews


An unforgettable day - not only because of the wonderful tour along selected viewpoints along the east and west coast, but above all because of the exciting and dedicated "guided tour" by our guide Cathy. Here, Maori culture is not only conveyed through extensive knowledge of history or the sociocultural situation, but in a lifelike manner: the introductory ritual is adapted to the small travel group and - unobtrusive and relaxed - immediately creates a good atmosphere, plants are also examined, delicacies are tasted and in between Museum there is the possibility to watch a cultural event (singing, dancing, haka). While on many excursions finished texts are "recited" on the autopilot, Cathy's stories are captivating. Inquiries from travelers are welcome and also broaden the horizon. We learned a lot about the culture of the "people of the southern islands" that will have an impact for a long time to come.

A Must in Auckland

Me and my daughter really lucked out. We had the most amazing flight seeing all of Auckland. Taking off and landing in the Harbor with the most amazing pilot!! His knowledge and good humor mad this trip one of the best experiences of my life

We had a planned run on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands. We arrived back at ferry a few minutes late and it had kindly waited for us. Great service thank you!

We missed our ferry but I texted the guide team straight away she/he was awesome and got us on the next ferry out. Thank you so much!