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Rangitoto Island Sunset Kayak with BBQ Dinner - Auckland Sea Kayaks

Rated # 1 Guided tour in New Zealand by Wilderness Magazine 2021!


  • Rated # 1 Guided tour in New Zealand by Wilderness Magazine 2021!
  • Take in the stunning sights of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on the way to Rangitoto Island
  • Enjoy a delicious and healthy Kiwi-Style BBQ on Auckland's largest volcano
  • Trek to the summit for spectacular 360° views
  • Our experienced guides will share their local knowledge making the tour informative and fun

The Sunset Tour to Rangitoto Island showcases the best of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour including Auckland’s highest and largest volcano. The trip is fully catered with a healthy kiwi BBQ for dinner and all equipment is provided.

Sea kayak to Rangitoto Island, the largest and youngest of Auckland's volcanoes and the landmark of the Auckland region, while the sun is slowly setting over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges. After your safety briefing and paddling instruction, you will kayak across the Waitemata Harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.

We pull our kayaks up to Rangitoto wharf before embarking on a one-hour explorative, fun and informative trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360° views that the Auckland region has to offer. On return to the water’s edge, a healthy Kiwi-style BBQ dinner will be awaiting you. With your guide, you will paddle back in the dark watching the city lights sparkle like stars.

Our guides are very experienced and skilled sea kayakers with a personal commitment and passion for conservation and kayaking. Their knowledge of the area, understanding of the weather systems and catering abilities will ensure your trip is both enjoyable and safe.

Per Person $195.00 (Aged 14+)
Group of 6 to 9 People $163.00 (Per Person. Aged 14+)

What's included

  • All kayaking and safety equipment
  • BBQ dinner
  • Fully guided Kayak and Hike


  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


  • Boat Ramp at 384 Tamaki Dr, St Heliers.


  • Minimum age: 14
  • A moderate level of fitness is required: Must be able to hike 2.5 km (1.5 miles) rising 270 meters (900 feet).

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • This tour is fully catered and we cater for all dietary requirements. Please advise us when you book if you have any dietary requirements so we can let our catering company know.

    Departure Times:

    Winter (April-Sept) - 2pm.

    Summer (Oct-April) - 4pm.

  • Customer Cancellations:

    If you wish to cancel your tour you can do so up until 2 weeks before your tour departure, however, there will be a 25% administration fee. Date changes are available but not within 2 weeks of departure.

    You will receive no refund:

    1. If you give fewer than 2 weeks before your tour departure time.

    2. If you miss the tour departure (e.g. sleeping late, unexpected illness or injury, vehicle breakdowns, etc);

    3. If you do not turn up;

    4. If we have to cancel the booking because of client unsuitability due to age, ill-health, poor fitness, inappropriate physical size, intoxication, etc.

Available Bookings from July 06 to July 12

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  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Elizabeth Moffitt from United States wrote on 22 November 2016

Rangitoto Sunset kayak

This tour was fantastic! The guides were great. I'd absolutely do this tour again! Weather is definitely taken into consideration to help make a great trip. I was actually called the day before my tour and asked to switch to ensure better weather. Never before have I had a tour company have that foresight for customers.

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