Half-Day Volcano Tour From Auckland

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    148 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Auckland is known as the City of Sails, but some think it should be called the City of Volcanoes! Gain insight into Auckland's unique volcanic geology and explore its rich Maori history on this half-day tour from Auckland. Explore the summits and craters of Auckland's youngest volcanoes, Mt. Wellington, Mangere mountain, One tree hill, and Mt Eden, with a guide. Along the way, keep watch for native New Zealand wildlife and admire panoramic views over the city. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the cruise port near Queens Wharf, Auckland. Please note, volcanoes visited are inactive.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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Following a 9am pickup at the cruise port near Queens Wharf, meet your guide and travel out into the suburbs of Auckland to begin your 5-hour tour.

Hike to the summits of four of Auckland's youngest volcanoes(inactive) Mt. Eden, Mangere mountain, Mt. Wellington, and One tree hill and admire spectacular views of Auckland city and its 3 harbours from vantage points around the craters.

Along the way, keep watch for native and country animal life and listen as your guide sheds light on Auckland's rich volcanic geology and Maori history. At approximately 2pm, return to the cruise port near Queens Wharf where your 5-hour tour will come to an end.


Port pickup and drop-off


Hiking tour



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Note that you will be walking on steep and loose tracks, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please bring sunscreen, walking shoes or boots, a camera, any personal medication you may require, and wet weather gear in case the weather turns bad.

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  • 03-Feb-2020

    Fabulous! My husband and I had Mike the tour guide all to ourselves. We learned so much about the history of Auckland and how the volcanoes shaped the earth and also the people. It was so much fun and more informative than just about any other tour I’ve taken.

  • 20-Nov-2019

    Great half day tour of 4 iconic Auckland volcanoes! Mike is an excellent guide super knowledgeable on volcanoes and local history. Mike also was great help taking photos in the spots that would get the best views. Worth each hike up the volcanoes to see some pretty epic views of Auckland and surrounding islands.

  • 04-Oct-2019

    Mike was a great guide for this trip. He shared lots of good information about the volcanoes and their history related to New Zealand. Had some great views of the city of Auckland. Mike even dropped us off at a different location at the end of the tiro

  • 03-Jul-2019

    A very cost effective way to see several of Auckland's volcanoes in a day. For less than the cost of taxi rides or renting a car and self driving, I got a knowledgeable guide in Mike and hassle-free transport. Highly recommended.

  • 07-Apr-2018

    Excellent excursion!

    This is a great way to get to know Auckland - Mike is very knowledgeable, offering great insight into the geology and development of Auckland as we see it today. He offers a very conversational tour, very easy going guy. Be prepared to do some walking it's worth it! Mike offered to take pictures for us at optimal locations too. Highly recommended.

  • 01-Apr-2018

    Absolutely fantastic tour and great way to introduce yourself to Auckland and it’s geological and cultural history. Tours are small groups and our guide Mike was very friend and knowledgeable. He takes time get to know everyone on the tour and paces the tour very well. Very fun!

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Personable,knowledgeable and thoughtful leader/teacher. Most reasonable and cost effective trip in Auckland.

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Very informative. Good, pleasant tour.

  • 14-Mar-2018

    This was a very well thought out tour, that focused on volcanoes in a locale where much of the city was built on volcanoes. As a result, the tour took you to much of the city. Highly recommended, with a lot of different stuff like a beach walk on the afternoon tour. Do both.

  • 10-Mar-2018

    The guide was very informative and the trip was good. However, it did become a little bit too much of the same for my partner.

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