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Enjoy the sunset at Rangitoto


Rangitoto – the Māori word for ‘bloody sky’ – is the largest of the approximately 50 volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field and located on the eponymic island. The place provides a fascinating wildlife and especially a large amount of different flora such as a huge number of the so called pōhutukawa trees (also known as New Zealand Christmas Trees) and several different species of orchids and ferns. Besides, due to its volcanic origin, the island is partly shaped by raw lava fields which makes it even more impressive.

However, the nature is certainly not the only attraction of Rangitoto Island: Owing to the stunning 360 degrees view of the city – which is especially that lovely because of the symmetrical shield volcano cone on the top of the mountain -, Rangitoto is the ideal venue for watching the sunset.

You want to explore this awesome place? Then come with us! Taking the ferry is boring, so why not having a kayak trip to Rangitoto Island? Of course, you’ll get a detailed safety briefing and instruction by our experienced guides before we start, so you don’t need any previous skills if you want to do a tour with us.

We start at St Heliers Bay and then cross the Waitemata Harbour to get to Rangitoto Island. During our ride, we even have the chance to see little blue penguins and cook’s petrels! After we’ll be arrived at the island, we will have a lot of fun while trekking along the lava fields and discover all the beautiful facets of this small but lovely island. Moreover, our guides will tell you some interesting details about the history of the region.

In the evening, while enjoying the sunset, we relax at the island and have a fantastic Kiwi style barbecue before we will return to the mainland in the dark.



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