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Auckland: Sunset & Night Sea Kayak Tour to Rangitoto Island

Product ID: 26562
Kayak from Auckland city out to Rangitoto island in the afternoon and climb to the island's summit to watch the sun set. Enjoy a barbecue dinner before paddling back to Auckland in the dark with your guide, watching the twinkling lights of the city ahead.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Kayak out to Rangitoto Island, Auckland's best sunset location
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner from the summit of Rangitoto after a leisurely climb
  • Experience nighttime kayaking, as you paddle back to Auckland under the stars
  • Relax in a small, friendly group, with first-time kayaking instruction provided
Full description
Kayak out to beautiful Rangitoto Island while the afternoon sun is slowly setting over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges.

Meet at the free pick-up point in Auckland, or opt for hotel pick-up. Then paddle out to Rangitoto Island in the setting sun. Once at the island, pull your kayak up to Rangitoto Wharf before embarking on a 1-hour, leisurely walk to the summit. From the top of the island you will be treated to the best sunset location Auckland has to offer. Enjoy a BBQ dinner while enjoying the stunning North Island views.

Under the guidance of your kayak tour guide, paddle back to Auckland in the dark, watching the twinkling city lights of New Zealand's largest city getting closer and closer.

Perfect for first-time kayakers as well as those more experienced, this unique, guided tour includes instruction, and a great, unique experience of Auckland.
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Instruction and guiding
  • Free central Auckland pick up from Auckland Ferry Building (must be requested at time of booking)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Auckland Ferry Building, Pier 1, Quay Street, downtown Auckland.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottle
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• No previous kayaking experience is required for this tour
• Bring shorts to kayak in, walking shoes, a sun hat, and water bottle. Waterproof bags for your camera or mobile are provided
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February 27, 2020

Very enjoyable..want a reasonable fitness level...tour guides were very good and informative...want to be comfortable on water

January 4, 2020


A brilliant experience. Superbly organised and super safe. Our guide, Daniel knew his stuff and kept us well informed. Definitely recommended.

February 22, 2019

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Auckland Sea Kayaks

Product ID: 26562