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Auckland’s seven summits

Conquering the world’s seven summits, the highest peaks of every continent, is the dream of almost every ambitious mountaineer. In 1985, Richard Bass, an American businessman, became the first person who achieved this incredible challenge. At that time, he had been able to climb Denali (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Mount Kosciuszko (Australia) and Mount Everest (Asia). Due to the fact that Auckland is located on a volcanic field, the cityscape is characterized by several impressive mountains as well, which all have a volcanic origin, though they are of course not comparable with the highest mountains of the world. Let’s have a look at the seven summits of Auckland.


The highest point in the Auckland area – though not located in the city – is by far Rangitoto on the identically named island. The volcano with its 260-metre-high summit is as well the highest peak of the Auckland volcanic field. Furthermore, Rangitoto provides untouched nature and scenic landscape. On the way to the island, visitors have even the chance to see little blue penguins and cook’s petrels. You want to get to know this spectacular place and its fascinating wildlife while having an excellent view of some of the most impressive summits of Auckland? Then don’t miss out on having a kayak tour over the Hauraki Gulf to Rangitoto Island with Auckland Sea Kayaks! Book the adventure now.



Skills training before next week's multiday trip with Mahurangi College. @burto1 you legend!
It's just Autumn in Auckland today #rangitoto here we come @visitauckland
Finishing the day with an epic sunset from Motuihe island. We are staying here for a multi day trip with a local high school. Amazing place to stay with kiwi, tautara to name a few 📸superguideeric
Sun's out, guns out. Stunning weather for three days of exploring the Cavalli islands in the tropical far north.
Great paddle past the Candy Cane tower (Mackenzie bay light house) while heading to Rangitoto Island. Stunning paddle with a great group of local high school students  @visitauckland
So nice to float up Williams stream in Parau on the Manukau harbor @visitauckland  thanks to @emr_nz for another amazing event
Motukorea /Browns island twilight tour. Stunning evening with a group of local friends @visitauckland @purenewzealand
Amazing adventures with a Duke of Edinburgh group last weekend. We explored loads of sea caves, learnt about sustainable journeys and the 7 steps of leave no trace @dukeofednz
Stunning morning with flat water as we got set up for another @emr_nz day. Loads of locals learning about how amazing Lake Rototoa is. For those that don't about this amazing sand dune fresh water lake which is located at the northern end of the south head of the Kaipara Harbour should go and check it out. Or even better wait until EMR runs another of their legendary experience days @visitauckland
Gift New Zealand's #1 rated guided experience this Christmas. Sunset sea kayak tour to Rangitoto Island. Escape the city to a volcanic island and see why it's a sea kayakers paradise.