Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto Island
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Auckland
- Product code: AKL3
Come explore the landmark of the Auckland region and see Auckland city from another perspective.
After your safety briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbor, meaning 'sparkling waters', where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.
On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland's volcanoes, you will start the leisurely 1 hr walk to the summit. Walking up the pohutukawa-cloaked island gives you the chance to explore the baked scoria rocks which support over 200 different native trees and flowering plants. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.
At the return to the water's edge, a healthy hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you, with cold and hot drinks to match! If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.
As you kayak back south, perhaps with the help of a sail, you arrive back safely at St Heliers Bay.
An exciting, action-packed and educational day for all!
The Islands in the Hauraki Gulf provide sanctuaries for native plants and animals. We want to keep it this way.
“Our company is licensed by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf"
This is what you must to do to prepare for your trip:
• Check your bags for stowaways: mice, rats, Argentine ants and rainbow skinks.
• Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds.
Moderate. Must be able to hike 2.5 km (1.5 miles) rising 270 meters (900 feet). Kayak upto 60 - 90mins each way