Full-Day Grand Auckland Volcanoes Tour

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Enjoy a grand tour of wider Auckland and its largest volcanoes, with spectacular views from the craters and summits of Mt Wellington, Mangere Mountain, One Tree Hill, Mt Eden, North Head, and Mt Victoria.


  • 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

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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 for Full-Day Grand Auckland Volcanoes Tour

  • Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Full-Day Grand Auckland Volcanoes Tour

  • 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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Fantastic tour.
    If you haven't seen Auckland from the volcanoes' height, you haven't seen Auckland.
    The views are great and the guide very informative, it helps you get the topography better and appreciate the city like no other way.
    Highly recommended, either half day just mainland volcanoes, or the full day.

  • Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable . We learned about a lot of volcanoes in Oakland. The scenery on the mountain is also great.

  • Mike was awesome super informative I learn a lot

  • The highlight of our tour was Mike. He's extremely knowledgeable, affable, and attentive. We didn't have the best of weather but we got to see so many craters and wonderful views of the entire city. The afternoon walk along the lava flows by the beach was extremely memorable. We are sure we would never have been to see everything we did and learned so much about the history of volcanoes without Mike. Definitely bring your walking shoes and camera because you'll spend the whole day not wanting to miss seeing a single thing. We highly recommend to everyone who's already been or never been to Auckland to do this tour because it will help you see the city and appreciate its unique history/geography in a completely different way!

  • This was a fabulous tour. We visited a variety of volcanoes that you might not know were volcanoes is someone didn't tell you. Mike was very knowledgeable about the area and the history. He added a lot of information that you couldn't get if you just visited the site yourself. It was great to be outside and hiking around the craters- and you even had the chance to climb down into one of the craters if you wanted to. The afternoon lava field was absolutely fascinating- something I didn't know Auckland had. Definitely a well planned, organized, and interesting tour.

  • Our all day volcano tour was fantastic. The tour involved a lot of walking/borderline hiking in some areas, up to the tops of domes and down into the craters and along seashore rocks. You should be in decent shape and definitely wear good walking shoes. There were some areas of unsure footing so good balance is helpful. The nice thing though, was that the guide, Mike, kept us very informed about the conditions and effort needed in each case and it was always optional. If you weren't comfortable hiking down a steep path, you could see and appreciate the area just as well from another spot. You travel all around Auckland, covering a surprising amount of ground, to see the various domes remaining. Mike had good knowledge of the area and the history of the domes and other geological artifacts visible around the city. The tour never seemed rushed, it felt like we could spend as much or as little time at each location as we wanted, he would snap photos for us and was happy to discuss all sorts of topics in addition to the volcanoes. We were probably lucky to have a small group for the morning and afternoon sessions, so it made it easier to discuss and get around. We had a short tea break in the morning session, at a local shop and he did have water bottles available, a definite bonus. There is a break for lunch, on your own, and then you meet up again for the afternoon session. The afternoon was slightly different, not strictly volcanoes, with an optional walk along a beach and some time spent at old barracks built on top of one of the domes. Wonderful view and great exercise. This tour is for anyone wanting to get outside and see the city from a different perspective, geology that you wouldn't otherwise think about, and some Maori history too. After being on a cruise ship for over a week, we loved being outside, walking a lot and getting great views of the city and area from every direction. A very good deal!!

  • 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.

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