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.