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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

Book a tour to Rangitoto Island in New Zealand online here with Experience Oz and witness its great blend of lava crops, native bush and sandy coves.


Return Ferry Transfer
2hr 4WD road train tour
360 views of Auckland City
Amazing volcanic Rangitoto terrain
Learn about the region's history
Approx 1km walk

What you need to know

New Zealand's Rangitoto Island sits majestically just off the coast of Auckland and boasts a rare, distinct landscape consisting of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and golden sandy coves. On this Rangitoto island tour you'll find out even more about this unique volcanically-formed structure and journey through its many scenic, natural highlights while your friendly, informative and experienced guide provides you with commentary on both the geology and history of the island. Well worth the short ferry ride it takes to get there, once you've reached Rangitoto's shores you'll discover its many scenic natural highlights and take in a variety of panoramic views and impressive natural formations that only add to its charm. It's this volcanic landscape that helps to make Rangitoto Island particularly unique; lava caves, pillars, tunnels and fields add an eerie character to its geology, and all serve as lingering reminders of the island's explosive origins.

It's a gorgeous and distinctive landscape to explore; book a cruise from Auckland to Rangitoto today to see it all for yourself!

More info


  • Return Rangitoto Ferry - 25min each way
  • Fully commentated 2hr guided 4WD road tour


  • Hop aboard this 4WD tour and learn about Rangitoto’s fiery past
  • Journey through the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world
  • 900-metre walk along a scenic boardwalk to the top of Rangitoto

Departure Times

  • Cruises depart daily 9:15am, 10.30am and 12:15pm
  • In Winter (9 April - 14 October) return sailing times are 12.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm Monday-Friday, and at 12.45pm, 2.30pm and 4pm on weekends and Public Holidays, with an additional 5pm departure in Summer (15 October - 28 April)

Departure Location

  • Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland. Sailings travel via Devonport Ferry Terminal

What to bring

  • Water
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Sun screen and hat

Additional Information

  • No shops are located on the island and it’s advised that passengers take food and drink with them. A great range of food and beverages can be purchased onboard the vessel including sandwiches, muffins and cold drinks suitable for a picnic lunch
  • 48 Passengers each sailing
  • The 4WD road train has drop-down clear curtains to protect passengers if it rains
  • The walk to the summit includes boardwalk stairs. The walk is optional and some passengers may choose to stay and enjoy the view from the base of the summit
  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of entry
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

Fullers Ticket Office, Pier 1 or 2, 99 Quay Street, Auckland, NZ 1010