• Rangitoto Day Sea Kayak Tour

Rangitoto Day Sea Kayak Tour

After your safety briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.

On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start the 1 hour trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.

At the return to the water’s edge, a healthy, hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you. If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.

We then kayak back south and arrive safely at St Heliers Bay.

Our Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto is an  exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!

To keep these islands pest free and see what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz

Age restriction: Minimum age of 14 years old for this tour

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Tour Cost

Cost

From $176 NZD per person (BBQ lunch and refreshments included)

Duration

Duration

6 hours

Start time

Start Time

8:30am returning at approximately 3:30pm

Start location

Start Location

Boat Ramp at 384 Tamaki Dr, St Heliers. More

Fitness required

Fitness Required

Moderate. Must be able to hike 2.5 km (1.5 miles) rising 270 meters (900 feet)

  • “My kayaking tour to Rangitoto was the highlight of my trip to Auckland. Nic was great company and extremely well versed in the culture, history, and natural make up of the area. The equipment was top notch and Nic provided all the extras that someone on tour might not have along. On top of the great tour, the chow was outstanding, right down to the homemade muffins. I would recommend this tour to anyone of any skill level.”

    Troy Aikens on TripAdvisor.com

Faqs

  • Are there any biosecurity restrictions?

    Yes there is. Please help us keep Hauraki Gulf islands pest free. The Hauraki Gulf provides a haven for some of our most endangered animals and plants, including sea birds, tuatara and takahē.

    Restrictions

    Check your gear and help keep our islands pest-free. To keep these islands pest free. See what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz

    When visiting pest free islands, or islands that are becoming pest-free, make sure you check your gear before you leave the mainland.

    Protect our wildlife

    Check – your gear for pests such as rodents and insects

    Clean – footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds

    Close – ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    When you arrive on a pest-free island, you may be met by rangers to recheck your gear.

  • How fit do I need to be?
    Moderate level of fitness required.
    Must be fit enough to kayak 1 hour and fifteen minutes each way to Rangitoto Island.
    Must be able to hike 2.5 km (1.5 miles) rising 270 meters (900 feet).
  • How much kayaking experience do I need?

    This tour is set up for someone who has no kayaking experience. Your guide runs over paddling techniques before heading out onto the sea and gives you tips while paddling.

    In saying this, our Rangitoto Day Sea Kayak Tour requires you to be able to paddle for up to 75 minutes and requires you to walk 2.4 km while gaining 271 meters in elevation.

  • Is this tour catered?

    This tour is fully catered and we cater for all dietary requirements.
    Please advise us when you book if you have any dietary requirements so we can let our catering company know.

  • Is there a minimum age?

    The minimum age for all tours to Rangitoto is 14 years old.

    We do offer great kayak tours for children younger than this. Please get in contact and we can discuss the different options.

What you need to bring

This tour is fully catered so please inform us if you have any dietary requirements.

What is provided?
We kit you out with all the specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals and a dry bag for your camera. This tour is fully catered so please advise us of any dietary requirements. Kayaking is a water sport and you will get a little wet while kayaking.

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection
  • T-shirt (No Cotton)
  • Shorts or leggings to kayak in (No Cotton).
  • Sun glasses and hat
  • Sport shoes or hiking sandals such as Chaco’s. Flip-flops, jandals and
    slip on shoes are not suitable.
  • Warm top
  • Medication

Auckland Sea Kayaks
384 Tamaki Drive
St Heliers
Auckland 1071
New Zealand
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Tour Start Location

This tour starts from the St Heliers Bay central boat ramp located at 384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers. There is lots of free car parking around St Heliers.

Meeting point
St Heliers Bay boat ramp
(Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland)
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