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

Length: 2.5 hours/6 km  |  Pace - Easy/moderate

Summer season starts 1 October

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.

This is a guided walk where a specialist Ngāi Tai kaiārahi (guide) will share their local knowledge and expertise, so you can feel a part of this stunning landscape. Our guide will meet you at the wharf before leaving Auckland for Rangitoto.

This walk can be taken in the morning or afternoon.

Rangitoto Summit Lookout

Winter Bookings

Tailored packages are available now through to the start of the Summer season in October. Please enquire through the contact form for more information on dates and availability.


  • Discover the beauty of Aucklands Waitematā harbour, with a ferry to and from Rangitoto Island
  • Your kaiārahi (guide) will share traditional and local stories about the newest addition to Aucklands Volcanic Ring
  • Experience Ngāi Tai tikanga (customs) as you are welcomed and hosted in traditional Ngāi Tai fashion
  • Walk to the summit of Rangitoto and experience 360˚ panoramic views of greater Auckland
  • Marvel at the alien like lava-scapes of Rangitoto
  • Learn about the cultural significance of the Islands to Iwi
  • Take in the breath taking view of the other Islands in the Hauraki Gulf
  • Learn about the regenerating forests, the endemic wildlife and the importance of biosecurity
  • Also learn about the ‘quirkiness/ kiwiana’ of the historic bach communities on the Island.


Rangitoto and Motutapu are pest free to protect wildlife so it is important to check anything you take onto the island before you leave for the ferry.

Please check all your gear for rats, mice and ants (take extra care if you have Argentine ants where you live) - backpacks and camping equipment provide an ideal place for pests to hide. Clean your footwear and remove any soil and seeds. Pack any food into sealed containers to keep pests out.

To respect the environment of the islands please do not bring any supermarket bags.