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.
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Stop At: Achilles Point, Cliff Road St Heliers Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 2004 New Zealand
Views of the volcanic islands of the Hauraki Gulf, including Rangitoto and Motukorea. Learn about the arrival of the early Maori settlers to New Zealand. Views of the city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Mt. Wellington, Maungarei Memorial Drive, Mount Wellington, Auckland New Zealand
Walk to the crater near the peak of Mt Wellington, a 10,000 year old volcano. Learn about the Maori settlements on the volcanoes, and an introduction to the Auckland Volcanic Field. Option to enter the steep-sided crater.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Mangere Mountain, 17 Domain Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Walk around the craters of Mangere Mountain. Learn more about the large Maori settlement on the volcano. See views of the Manukau Harbour, and a few more volcanic features.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), 670 Manukau Road Epsom, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023 New Zealand
Enjoy views of One Tree Hill as you are given a summary of New Zealand history, focusing on the early interaction between the British and Maori. Then drive around Cornwall Park, seeing some more volcanic craters and some sheep.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mount Eden, Mount Eden, North Island
Walk around the crater of Mt Eden. Enjoy the magnificent views of the city and the surrounding volcanoes from the summit.
Duration: 45 minutes
- 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.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Hiking tour
- Entry/Admission - Achilles Point
- Entry/Admission - Mt. Wellington
- Entry/Admission - Mangere Mountain
- Entry/Admission - One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
- Food and drinks
148 Quay St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Returns to original departure point
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