A guided journey on Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto and neighbouring Motutapu island.

Knowledgeable Ngai Tai tribal guides will share with you traditional and contemporary stories linked to these beautiful islands. The interactive nature of the tour will see you participating in traditional practices, such as food harvesting, weaving, or learning about the medicinal properties of the island’s flora and fauna.

This experience will also allow you to view New Zealand’s best example of flora and fauna regeneration programs. It is for this reason that bird species from around the country are relocated to Rangitoto and Motutapu.

We currently offer both half day and full day guided tours.

Full Day Tour

Rangitoto & Motutapu Islands

Experience a world of contrasts as you journey through Auckland’s largest, most diverse island sanctuaries – ancient Motutapu Island guarded by the sentinel Rangitoto on a journey through time.

Journey: 12 km/7 hours weekdays – 7 ½ hours weekends including ferry transfers and lunch.

Pace: Easy/moderate

This tour includes:

  • Your ferry ticket to and from the islands
  • A specialist Ngai Tai kaiārahi (guide)
  • Lunch and Afternoon Tea
  • Standard sunscreen and insect repellent

Half Day Tour

Rangitoto Island

Experience a world of contrasts as you journey through Auckland’s largest, most diverse island sanctuary – a sacred place where you can explore the past, enjoy the present and support the future.

Journey: 6 km/4 hours including ferry transfers and lunch.

Pace: Easy (slight incline in last 20 minutes)

This tour includes:

  • Your ferry ticket to and from the islands
  • A specialist Ngai Tai kaiārahi (guide)
  • Lunch
  • Standard sunscreen and insect repellent