RANGITOTO ISLAND VOLCANIC EXPLORER, AUCKLAND
Auckland, North Island
CRUISE TOURS
TOUR CODE RIVE AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND 21 OCT 2019 - 18 OCT 2020
12:15 PM
16:30 PM
DAILY
PRICE FROM MYR
209.80
/PERSON
Print Trip Details
MYR 209.80
MYR 125.70

Trip Inclusive
  • Journey on a 4WD road train
  • Final climb and scenic views
  • Historical commentary
  • Return ferry
  • Duration: At least 4.5 hours, including ferry travel
Remarks
  • Tour operates daily, except for Christmas Day.
  • Departure time: Ferries to meet this tour departs Auckland at 12.15pm (departs Devonport 12.25pm) daily and 9.15am (departs Devonport 9.25am) on weekends/public holidays. The road-train tour commences approximately 5 minutes after arrival on Rangitoto Island.
  • Departs Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
  • Please note: 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.
  • Level of fitness A reasonable level of fitness is required for the walk to the summit. Please note there are approximately 300 boardwalk steps. The walking part of this tour may not be suitable for pregnant women, or people recovering from surgery.

INTRODUCTION

Journey through rugged lava crop on board a 4WD road-train, while learning all about the 600-year-old volcano’s fiery past. You’ll arrive at the base of the summit, and from there it’s just a short climb to the very top for epic views.

Tour overview

  • Half Day - tour duration including ferry travel is four hours
  • Guided 4WD road train tour through 600-year-old volcanic landscape
  • Transport to the base of the summit, and short climb to the top for panoramic views
  • Commentary about island's history and geology
  • Return trip to the wharf via the western side of the island
  • Return ferry to Rangitoto Island from downtown Auckland

HIGHLIGHT

Journey on a 4WD road train - Once you arrive on Rangitoto Island, pass under the hand-carved waharoa (gateway) and make your way to the road-train parked just alongside the wharf, where your ranger guide will greet you. Board the train, and enjoy the ride through the lava fields and native forest.

Final climb and scenic views - The tour vehicle will take you to the base of the summit cone, where there are approximately 300 boardwalk steps which lead you to the summit for amazing 360-degree views of Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf. For your descent, the road-train travels the western side of the island and in time for the return ferry.

Historical commentary - Your knowledgeable guide will recount the island's unique history. Learn about the major eruption that formed the volcanic peak, and the human past – from Maori settlements to historic bach communities built in the 1930s.

Return ferry – The tour includes return ferry journey to Rangitoto Island from downtown Auckland.

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
  • 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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • This Day Tour is operating by Fullers Auckland.
  • Advance booking required at least 10 working days before departure.
  • Tour are subject to availability.
  • 12FLY.COM.MY will issue service e-voucher/travel voucher on behalf of suppliers. Or suppliers will provide service e-voucher/travel voucher.
  • Guests need to present the service e-voucher/travel voucher to redeem the purchased tickets/admissions.
  • Service e-voucher/travel voucher are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, non-refundable, not for re-sale and are revocable.
  • Tickets/Vouchers only allows for a one (1) - time use only. If it is determined by supplier that there are multiple copies/usages of the ticket/vouchers, usage of the ticket will be denied. In the event of any dispute, a final decision shall be made based on our electronic record.
  • Any resale of tickets/vouchers is strictly prohibited unless authorized in writing by supplier. Supplier reserves the right to invalidate tickets/vouchers in connection with any fraudulent/unauthorized resale transaction, without refund or other compensation.
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  • Supplier reserves the right to amend or add to the terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.
  • No shows or cancellations less than 7 days notice are subject to 100% cancellation fee.

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