Full-Day Grand Auckland Volcanoes Tour
You will be driven down the coastline along Tamaki Drive, past Auckland's popular beaches towards Achilles Point, where you will get a great view of the volcanoes of Rangitoto and Brown's Island.
You will then be driven to the four largest and youngest volcanoes in central Auckland: Mt Wellington, Mangere Mountain, One Tree Hill, and finally Mt Eden. You will walk around the craters of these volcanoes and enjoy the magnificent views from the summits.
At 1:30pm you will arrive back in the city for lunch before leaving again from 148 Quay St at 3pm.
Beginning the afternoon portion of the tour, you will cross the Harbour Bridge to Lake Pupuke, which is a gigantic volcanic explosion crater.
You will then be taken to O'Neil's Bay, where you will enjoy a short walk to see where lava flows have run through an ancient forest, creating unique tree molds. There is then an option of a 15-minute stroll along Takapuna Beach, where you will be picked up at the end.
Heading to North Head volcano, you will explore the tunnels and large gun emplacements. Finishing up at Mt Victoria volcano, enjoy the magnificent views of Auckland City from the opposite side of the harbour.
There is then the option to stay in Devonport for dinner and take the ferry back to Auckland City in your own time and expense, or be driven back across the Harbour Bridge to finish up at 148 Quay St before 7pm.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
This was fantastic. All the views are a must see. Would highly recommend this tour. Learned a lot and the driver was extremely friendly and informative.
Awesome tour! Must do when you’re in Auckland.
This is a great experience because of Mike who created this unique tour. He's extremely knowledgeable about the geological history of Auckland and providing some fascinating insights and visiting numerous exciting viewpoints. The afternoon portion of the tour was equally interesting with a walk through the gun emplacements at North Head and walk along the wall separating a lake from the ocean and showing how the lake water is filtered through the lava field to reach the ocean. There is a fair amount of walking involved. On the negative side, seating in the 11 person van was tight.with the van full.
Such an awesome tour. There is the just morning and just afternoon option but we decided to do the full day one. And it was worth it. Very informative and interesting. It was a great perspective of the city as well and we were able to see so much of it. Mike was very knowledgeable and told us very interesting things about the area and the volcanoes history. We never would have had this experience on our own. In the afternoon we got to see and walk along old lava flows that are now partially covered by the sea, but during low tide you can see and walk all over it. Breathtaking! Also where we went there were never a lot of people to get in our way of the views and scenery. Definitely a tour worth doing.