Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland
from AUD $80.87
Take in the magnificent lava fields and natural beauty of Rangitoto, the volcanic island that is one of Auckland’s most iconic landmarks. Enjoy a short ferry ride to the island then board your 4-wheel drive (4WD) tram to a spot near the island’s summit, where a short walk to the top rewards you with magnificent views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. Your guide will provide informative commentary about the island’s history, geology and surprisingly rich plant life, including the world's largest pohutukawa forest.
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In Brief

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Fullers 360 Discovery Cruises, 139 Quay Street Fullers360 Information Centre and Ticket Office, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Board your Fullers360 Ferry to Rangitoto Island from the downtown ferry terminal in the Auckland CBD

Stop At: Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Cruise across the beautiful Hauraki Gulf from Auckland city to the Volcanic shore of Rangitoto.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Rangitoto Island, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

• Guided 4WD road train tour through 600-year-old volcanic landscape
• Transport to the base of the summit, where there are approximately

300 boardwalk steps to the top for 360-degree views
• Commentary about island’s history and geology

Duration: 3 hours


  • Live commentary on board
  • 2-hour guided 4WD road-train tour on Rangitoto Island
  • Return Rangitoto Ferry
  • Entry/Admission - Rangitoto Island


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • This Voucher is Valid for Travel
  • Please dress appropriately
  • The 4WD road-train has drop-down clear curtain for protection in the rain
  • No shops are located on the island. Please bring food and drinks. Food and beverages can be purchased on the ferry en route to Rongitoto Island
  • The walk to the summit includes boardwalk stairs. The walk is optional. You can choose to enjoy the view from the base
  • Be sure to bring enough snacks, water and sunscreen for the day as there are no stores on the island
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Was amazing, tour guide was very informative and helpful. Was a great way to see the top with a family.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2020
Had a great time, beautiful day, informative guide who was very pleasant. Would recommend this touch of volcanic history.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Wonderfully planned out. Informative tour up the volcano and then a short hike to the summit. Best views around. So peaceful and serene. A must-co!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Short ferry ride to the island. Book before you go and book the trip with the tractor ride as those places book out quickly. The walk to the summit is very step but the view is worth the pain. Our tour guide was very informative with the history of the island. Take a hat. food and lots of water. All rubbish has to be taken back to Auckland as there are not bins on the island. We went over the Easter week end and the ferry was over crowded, we took the early trip which had the option of staying on the island longer.
• Submitted 24 Apr 2019
A very enjoyable day. The driver's narration was interesting and informative and the weather was glorious!
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Tour is highly recommended. After a short trip by ferry across Auckland harbor you disembark on the island. Then begins your trip towards the top of the volcano in a trailer with seats, pulled by a tractor. An interesting commentary is provided along the way. Upon reaching the bottom of the boardwalk, you are then faced with a relatively easy 380 step climb to the volcano rim. From here you get 360 degree views of the other islands as well as back to Auckland. Once you return to the tractor, you begin your descent down the other side of the volcano, arriving back at the jetty in plenty of time to catch the next ferry back to Auckland. Note - you need to bring your own water and snacks as there are no facilities on the island and the only conveniences are at the start and the midway stop.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
Loved doing the tractor pull to the top! My husband and I had just recently arrived in Auckland and were super jet-lagged and exhausted, so this was such a perfect trip to see some of Auckland without having to exert ourselves too much. Next time, we'll plan a bit more time to explore Rangitoto ourselves! Would definitely do this again. A very well organized tour.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2017
Excellent trip. The tractor driver/guide was lovely and gave some great commentary throughout our tour. The walk to the very top gives some beautiful views throughout. Well worth going. If you do book it and go from Auckland CBD, check at one of the ticket booths which pier you should be on. Viator told us Pier2 in our booking when it was actually Pier4 - we nearly missed the ferry.....
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Lucky to have a private tour. Great views and learned a lot of history.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 13 Jun 2017
Ferry ride from Auckland to island and then trolley ride around island. Bring a towel to sit on while in the trolley. Seats are old but it is a nice tour of the island. Be ready to climb quite a bit to the top of Rangitoto. I was able to do it and I smoked for 38 years and have been off of cigarettes for 2 years. I did need to stop and catch my breath a few moments a few times, but it was a nice nature walk/climb and I was able to see some of the birds and wildlife on the island. The lava fields were amazing. I had never seen anything like that before! The mangroves were a sight and the coast line was wild and beautiful. I would recommend this day tour to anyone visiting Auckland which is an amazing city as well.
• Submitted 26 Apr 2017
Cruise Ship was delayed but we were able to change to afternoon tour. They went beyond to accommodate us. Great tour!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2017
An excellent trip out and well worth the time to see an unspoilt island not too far from central Auckland
• Submitted 07 Mar 2017
A very beautiful experience.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
The tour was great! I enjoyed the ride around the island and then, the walk up the volcano. The views were breathtaking as was the walk around the rim of the volcano.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2016
Beautiful views and scenery! The 200 steps were more like 300. Tough climb to the top but views were amazing!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
The Rangitoto Tour is the perfect way to visit that young volcanic island in a half-day. Although the 300 steps to the top is daunting for some, it is doable even at my age.
• Submitted 23 May 2016
exactly as advertised. and a little off the beaten path.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2016
awesome experience!
• Submitted 10 Feb 2016
it was wonderful to see a place kept protected and preserved for the later generation!!!!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2016
An interesting way to spend the afternoon. Information on the island given by 'train' driver very interesting. The view from the islands summit was well with the 300 steps to get up to it. Wasn't sure whether I would manage the steps but they are very gradual and not too hard at all.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2015
Excellent experience. Highly recommended. Be sure to understand that to get to the top requires about 300 stairs. Although these are organized into many smaller groupings with relatively flat boardwalks in between, it is a tiring climb up. But, well worth the view from the top!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2015

In Brief

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
4 hours

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