rangitoto tours VOLCANIC EXPLORER TOUR


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

On your arrival at the island, you will pass under the hand carved waharoa (gateway) then 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, ride back for the return trip to the wharf in time to catch your ferry back to Auckland. 

 

Availability: Departs Auckland: Daily at 12.15pm  (12.25pm from Devonport). Weekends and Public Holidays at 9.15am and 12.15pm  (9.25am and 12.25pm from Devonport).
Time: At least 4 ½ hours including ferry travel.
Tour Price: Adult $65.00, Child $32.50, Family $163.00 (ferry fares are included).
Fitness: Easy. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, or people recovering from surgery.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Good walking shoes, sun block and a sun hat.
  • Change of clothes, swimming gear and a towel.
  • Plenty of water, snacks and lunch.
  • A light rain jacket, depending on the time of year and conditions.
  • A torch may also be useful if you wish to explore the lava caves.
  • Rangitoto has no shops, so the last opportunity to buy food or drink is on the ferry.
  • There are no rubbish bins on pest-free islands. If you bring food, please remember to take it off the island with you.

 

IMPORTANT BIOSECURITY INFORMATION

This island is pest-free and provides a sanctuary for our native wildlife. Please help to ensure the island stays pest-free.  Our vessels are licensed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf. We run a biosecurity system on all our vessels which meet the criteria to hold a ‘Pest-Free Warrant’ for the Hauraki Gulf.

What you need to do to prepare for your trip to pest-free Rangitoto Island:

  • Please check your bags for stowaways such as: mice, rats, Argentine Ants and Rainbow Skinks to name a few.
  • Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds.
  • Your lunch must be packed in a rodent-proof/ sealed container e.g. hard plastic.
  • No open bags or boxes will be allowed on-board. Everything you bring must be sealed or zipped closed.

Please Remember:

Sailings to and from Rangitoto Wharf are dependent on weather conditions and may have to sail in and out of Islington Bay Wharf. We recommend contacting us on 09 367 9111 or checking our travel notices online prior to departure.

 

DON’T GET STRANDED!

Please check the time of the last ferry at the start of your trip – a clock on the wharf will indicate the last departure.

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Coromandel - Orapiu - Rotoroa ferry cancelled for 19th August 2017

Please be advised the Ferry for Coromandel - Orapiu - Rotoroa Ex AKL is cancelled for 19th August 2017 due to adverse weather conditions.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please call on 09 3078005 for further travel arrangements.

Kind Regards,

360 Discovery Team


HALF MOON BAY TRAVEL ALERT, LOW TIDES

Please be advised that the following services will be operated by bus due to low tides:

Tuesday 22 August 2017

1.30pm Auckland – HMB
2.15pm HMB – Auckland

Wednesday 23 August 2017

1.30pm Auckland – HMB
2.15pm HMB – Auckland
2.30pm Auckland to HMB
3.15pm HMB to Auckland

Thursday 24 August 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB
2.15pm HMB to Auckland
2.30pm Auckland to HMB
3.15pm HMB to Auckland


Pier 1, Downtown Ferry Terminal – New Ticket Office Development

Building works starting Tuesday 22 August 2017

A new ticket office is being built on Pier 1 at Downtown Ferry Terminal. Work starts on Tuesday 22 August and it’s expected that work will be completed by late September.

The new ticket office will be shared by both Fullers and Auckland Transport, transforming it into both an AT Metro Customer Service Centre and a Fullers Ticket Office. Until it’s built, our ticket office will be temporarily be moved to a new site inside Pier 1 (directly opposite its current location) and it’ll be business as usual for our customers.

During this time we strongly recommend that ferry tickets are pre-purchased in advance to avoid any disruption to your day. You can also purchase Fullers paper tickets online at fullers.co.nz, via the MyFerry App and on board most vessels. We’ll also be extending our ticket office hours at Devonport until 8.30pm Monday to Sunday while work is being carried out.

Auckland Transport are working with the contractors to minimise any impact to customers and we appreciate your understanding during this time.


Devonport Customer Communications - Kea Out Of Service

In July, Kea was taken out of service for urgent repairs which have required her to remain out of operation. Access to a slipway has proven extremely difficult resulting in further delays. A slipway has now become available enabling us to undertake the repairs whilst at the same time allowing us to carry out her annual survey. During this time Cap Surfer and TiriKat will be the main vessels for the Devonport service until Kea returns in mid to late September.