Full-Day Grand Auckland Volcanoes Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    Steps at 148 Quay St (opposite Queens Wharf).
  • Return Details :
    Return to same departure location

Overview

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 it's rich Maori history on this full-day tour from Auckland. In the morning, explore the summits and craters of 4 of Auckland's youngest volcanoes. In the afternoon, see the largest volcanic explosion crater in Auckland, walk along an old lava-strewn coastline, and explore an old military fort in the town of Devonport. Admire panoramic views of Auckland from many angles, and keep an eye out for native and country animals along the way.This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the cruise port near Queens Wharf, Auckland. Please note, volcanoes visited are inactive.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

Your day will begin with a pickup from the steps at at 148 Quay St (opposite Queens Wharf) at 9am.

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 bedriven to the four largest and youngest volcanoes in central Auckland: Mt Wellington, Mangere Mountain, One Tree Hill, and finallyMt Eden. You will walk around the craters of these volcanoes and enjoy the magnificent views from the summits.

At1:30pm you will arrive back in the city for lunchbeforeleaving 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 strollalong Takapuna Beach, where you will be picked up at the end.

Heading to North Head volcano, you willexplore the tunnels andlarge gun emplacements. Finishing up atMt 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.

Inclusions

  • Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately