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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.



Ain't no office better than the Hauraki Gulf 💯☀️
Dinner al fresco. Do the guides deserve a Michelin star? @dukeofednz #dukeofedinburghaward
Team New Zealand @emiratesteamnz training on the Hauraki Gulf yesterday. They tried to keep up with our kayaks but I think they had the wrong foils on 😂
Beautiful jellyfish found on the shoreline at Motukorea. Any marine biologists out there have some intel on this cool creature? @emr_nz
Motunau Bay, Ponui Island. Everyone enjoying an afternoon swim at high tide on the Autumn Equinox, Wed, 20 Mar 2024.
For our tinier Auckland Sea Kayaks whanau | here's an epic colouring in sheet to celebrate Te Ika o te Tau - Fish of the Year competition! Complete this comp and be in to win some amazing prizes including:
- A sunset kayak to Rangitoto for two 
- An eDNA kit or eRangers card game kindly donated by Wilderlab 
- A family pass aboard Perfect Day (NTL) kindly donated by @divetutukaka 
- A mask and snorkel kindly donated by @wettie.spearfishing 
- One of two Marine Invaders card games kindly donated by Marine Invaders 
- A Doon River Fishy Pin kindly donated by @doonriver 
- An @emr_nz  goodie bag, and more!

Tag us and EMR so we can see your masterpieces  #teikaotetau2024 😎
Chloe and Bennett have been going hard at @vectorwero practicing their white water skills. Epic to see their continual progression!