GUIDED E-BIKE TOURS TO RANGITOTO ISLAND

Daily departures starting 7th December!

This full day small group guided e-bike tour is an absolute ‘must do’ experience for active visitors to Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland.

The day gets underway at our base in Auckland city with gear fit-out and safety briefing. A pleasant ride through the Wynyard Quarter provides an opportunity to test out the e-bike before we board the ferry for the short, scenic ride to Rangitoto Island.

From here, the tour begins in earnest, exploring Rangitoto; the youngest, most iconic volcano in the Auckland region followed by a tour of neighbouring island, Motutapu-a-Taikehu; one of the oldest islands and now Auckland’s largest working farm.

This product came to life through a partnership between Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Adventure Capital, in relationship with the Department of Conservation.

Tour highlights include:

  • Maori history – hear the stories of the island’s earliest settlers, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki who gave these islands the name of their ancestor, Peretū.
  • Spectacular views – 360-degree views across the Hauraki Gulf and the Auckland skyline.
  • Pōhutukawa forest – these ancient looking trees cover Rangitoto, providing beautiful gladed sections of trail which bloom bright red in early summer.
  • Endangered bird life – get up close and personal with some of NZ’s rarest birds including the Saddleback and Takahē, easily spotted whilst riding the islands.
  • Volcanic history – marvel at the lava fields of Rangitoto and the now bush clad crater near the summit.
  • Stunning beaches – enjoy a swim at one of the pristine beaches visited during the tour.
  • European arrival – discover charming baches (holiday homes) and remnants of military emplacements.
  • Farm animals – encounter sheep and cattle at the large working farm on Motutapu-a-Taikehu.

Professional guides will accompany you throughout the day, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment.

This is an active tour and you will need a moderate level of fitness to make the most of this experience.

Retail Price:                   NZ$349 per person

Duration:                        Full day tour – 8 hrs

Departs:                          8.30am

Total riding distance:    32 kms

Inclusions:                     Guide/s, e-mountain bike, helmet, return ferry tickets, picnic lunch, bottled water

Group size:                     Maximum 10 people.

Grade 3-4: Participants must be able to ride a bike, confidently and unassisted. Biking route includes significant hill climbs and descents made easier with the e-mountain bikes included as standard on this tour. Participants must be comfortable riding on gravel and dirt trails. A moderate level of fitness is required to make the most of this experience.

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