Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour


Bookings on or before the
13th JULY

Bookings on or after the
14th JULY


Departs weekdays at 12.15pm (12.25pm from Devonport).

Departs weekends at 9.15am and 12.15pm (9.25am and 12.25pm from Devonport).



Adult $65, Child $32.50, Family: $163 (includes ferry ticket).

Tour Length At least 4 - 5 hours (includes ferry travel).

About the tour

Combine your ferry trip to Rangitoto Island with a guided tour of the island on our 4WD road-train (pictured right). Find out more about this unique volcano from our knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating commentary on the island's fiery past.

Tour itinerary

Board your ferry from the Downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal and enjoy a 25 minute cruise across the Waitemata Harbour to Rangitoto Island. On your arrival at the island, you will pass under the hand carved waharoa (gateway), then please make your way to the parked explorer tour vehicle where your ranger guide will greet you.

Once on board, you'll journey through rugged lava crops and native bush, while our guide talks to you about the history and geology of the island. The tour will take you to the base of the summit where it's a short walk to the summit along a wooden boardwalk with steps to the very top.

After taking in the panoramic views, you will rejoin the tour vehicle for the return trip to the wharf in time to catch your ferry back to Auckland.

Click Tour Map on the right to get a better idea about the tour route.

What to bring

Although there's not a great deal of walking, it's a good idea to bring water, a snack/lunch, sun screen and a hat, as the island can get very hot.

Please note, Rangitoto Island is a pest-free sanctuary for native birds and plants. There are no rubbish bins on pest-free islands. If you bring food, please remember to take it off the island with you.

How much time is needed to do the tour?

The tour lasts 4 - 5 hours including ferry travel to and from the island.

To book

Book online or call 09 367 9111

Child: 5-15 years inclusive (0-4 years are free if sitting on a lap, but if a seat is required a child fare must be paid).

Special tertiary and high school fares are not available on this product. Terms and Conditions on Sale and Travel are available here. This tour is not suitable for pregnant woman, or people recovering from surgery.


Guided trip on Rangitoto 4WD road-train Rangitoto Island walking tracks 360 View to Auckland from Rangitoto Island

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