Distance & Duration
83km/51mi, 1hr 20mins
From Auckland ferry terminal, take a ferry across the stunning blue waters of Auckland Harbour. Enjoy the views back toward the city as you travel Rangitoto Island, formed from an extinct volcano. You can either particupate in a guided tour, or explore and hike the island independently. In the afternoon, make the drive out to Muriwai. The journey generally takes under an hour, leading you through the lush rolling farmland New Zealand is famous for. Shortly before coming arriving at the volcanic black sands of Muriwai Beach, stop by at a fascinating Gannet Colony, where 1,200 pairs of gannets nest from August to March each year.