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Rangitoto Kayak day tour: A great kayak tour

Rangitoto Kayak day tour: A great kayak tour

 Last week I kayaked to Rangitoto for the first time. Below are my thoughts on why I think this is an Auckland Must Do!
A kayak trip to Rangitoto is a perfect chance to see the landmark of the Auckland region and the city from another perspective.
Rangitoto is the largest and youngest of Auckland`s volcanoes, so it is a must-do experience when you are in New Zealand.

A kayak trip is one of the best possibilities to get there and also a great adventure. On the way you may get to see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.


On arrival at Rangitoto island, we are going to do the short trek to the summit, while our guides tell you a bit more about the history of the region.
When you reach the summit of the island you will be rewarded with a great outlook.


Of course when you get back to the kayaks you can enjoy a great lunch or even a little swim in the sea, if the weather is good.
After our meal we start the way back to St Heliers Bay, Auckland.
You will definitely have an exciting and awesome day, of which you will probably think of for a long time.



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.