Day 1: Auckland to Rangitoto Return

Get up early in the morning and embark the ferry at Auckland’s main wharf, for a 9.15am departure. It’s just a short trip to Auckland’s youngest and largest volcano. Emerging from the sea some 600+ years ago, this pest-free island offers well-maintained paths to reach the summit and you can enjoy sweeping views across the Gulf.

Choose to take the 12.25pm or 2.30pm ferry back to Downtown Auckland, where you can enjoy some well-deserved refreshments in the Viaduct area.


  • Rangitoto return Ferry (from Auckland CBD)
  • 3* Accommodation in central Auckland

Local Tips

  • Rangitoto Summit is worth the climb as it offers amazing views back across to Auckland City.