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Full-Day Grand Auckland Volcanoes Tour

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.


10 hours


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Achilles Point
    • Entry/Admission - Mt. Wellington
    • Entry/Admission - Mangere Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Eden
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Pupuke
    • Entry/Admission - Takapuna Beach
    • Entry/Admission - North Head Historic Reserve
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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: 15 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: Access off Hillside Crescent Mount Eden Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024 New Zealand

    Walk around the crater of Mt Eden. Enjoy the magnificent views of the city and the surrounding volcanoes from the summit.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island

    Stop for lunch in Auckland City, at a location of your choosing.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Pupuke, Syvan Park Road Milford, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

    Learn about this huge volcanic explosion crater, now a beautiful fresh-water lake.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Takapuna Beach, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

    Explore the old lava flows near Takapuna Beach. See an amazing variety of volcanic features, including tree moulds, lava tubes, and more along this beautiful stretch of coastline. Optional walk along Takapuna Beach, or await pickup from the cafe.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: North Head Historic Reserve, Takarunga Rd. Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

    Explore the tunnels and see the guns at North Head - a British military fortress built into a volcano. This is an easy walk around the periphery of the volcano. Enjoy sights of the harbour and the city.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Devonport, Devonport, North Shore, North Island

    See the main town of Devonport, which is famous for its historic houses. Optional walk up to the top of Mt Victoria volcano, with amazing views of the city.

    Pass By: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

    Be driven back over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to your hotel, or there is the option of staying in Devonport and taking the ferry back to the city.

  • Departure Point :
    148 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Voltours Limited

Activity ID: V-28941P3

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