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Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland

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Travel by ferry to Rotoroa Island with this round-trip ticket for a day to explore the island’s beautiful beaches, walking trails, historic buildings and award-winning museum. Admire an outdoor sculpture by renowned New Zealand artist Chris Booth, and get great views over the Hauraki Gulf. The island, also home to restored native plants and a wildlife sanctuary, opened to the public in 2011. Enjoy approximately six hours at your leisure before returning to Auckland in the afternoon.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Waitemata Harbour, Auckland New Zealand

Board the ferry in downtown Auckland for the scenic 75-minute trip across the Hauraki Gulf to Rotoroa Island, one of a chain of islets off the east coast of Waiheke.

For more than a century, the island was an alcohol rehabilitation center operated by the Salvation Army. You can visit heritage buildings from the center, including the chapel, jail house, and community gardens. Learn how it was New Zealand's first and longest-running addiction treatment center in a state-of-the-art museum, which also features displays about Rotoroa's Maori and European history.

You can also soak up the outdoors at four sandy beaches, perfect for picnics and swimming. Take a walk along groomed trails to admire a large outdoor sculpture by artist Chris Booth, located on the island's southern headland. History buffs might carve out some time to see the island's cemetery, which overlooks the Hauraki Gulf and Ponui Island. And if you like to fish, cast a line from the wharf at Home Bay, or from the shore at other inlets.

As you walk around, note your natural surroundings. The Rotoroa Island Trust has teamed up with the Auckland Zoo to create a wildlife sanctuary for up to 20 endangered native animals including kiwi birds, lizards, and geckos. You'll also spot a variety of native plants taking root along the trails thanks to the trust's revegetation project.

Expect to have about six hours to explore the island on your own before the return ferry to Auckland departs in the afternoon.

Stop At: Rotoroa Island Hauraki Gulf, Auckland 1841 New Zealand

Expect to have about six hours to explore the island on your own before the return ferry to Auckland departs in the afternoon.

Duration: 6 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please bring suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, towel and swimwear
  • There are no shops on the island. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. BBQ's are available please bring your own utensils
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Live commentary on board

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point
Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Departure Time
8:45 AM

8 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.