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Auckland Sea Kayaks Rangitoto Island Day Kayak

Summit Trip– Rangitoto full day kayak tour

Come explore the landmark of the Auckland region! Kayak Auckland

Given the island you will be exploring, this trip deserves a full day.

You will take part in a safety briefing before packing up the kayaks and heading out onto the water for the day.  Paddling through the calm waters of the mouth of the Tamaki River is a very picturesque way to start the day.

After meandering through the moored yachts of the river mouth, you will say goodbye to the mainland and cross the channel to reach Browns Island. Here you will be given a chance to stretch your legs and explore the fascinating history of the island.

As your kayaking confidence increases, you will then cross a larger channel to arrive at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes.

The group will embark on a leisurely 1hr 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 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 will re-enter the sheltered waters of the Tamaki River, where the van will be waiting to bring you back into the city.

An exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!

Duration

1 day

    • Full BBQ lunch and refreshments
  • Day 1 : Day sea kayak tour to Rangitoto
    Our Day Sea Kayak tour Rangitoto Island explores the landmark of the Auckland region and allows you to see Auckland city from another perspective. After your safety briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, 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 1hr trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. 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. 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. We then kayak back south and arrive safely at St Heliers Bay. Our Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto is an exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!
    Meals :Lunch

  • Our free pickup is at 8.30 am outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building. This is the same location as the taxi stand on Queens Wharf.  Look for mini bus with GUIDED SEA KAYAK TOURS written on the side 

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Auckland Sea Kayaks

Activity ID: W-7336

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