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Rotoroa Island Day Trip

by 360 Discovery Cruises
Price Not Available
Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Cruising through Auckland's harbour to Waiheke’s east coast

  • Landing on Rotoroa among a picturesque chain of inlets

  • Chance to spot native New Zealand wildlife including kiwi

  • Discovering the island's history at its award-winning museum

  • Meandering along unique bushland trails of the Hauraki Gulf

Highlights

  • Cruising through Auckland's harbour to Waiheke’s east coast

  • Landing on Rotoroa among a picturesque chain of inlets

  • Chance to spot native New Zealand wildlife including kiwi

  • Discovering the island's history at its award-winning museum

  • Meandering along unique bushland trails of the Hauraki Gulf

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Rotoroa Island Day Trip

Activity Location

Rotoroa Island

Auckland

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 360 Discovery Cruises

    139 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010


Description

Pay a visit to Rotoroa Island, a unique centre of arts, heritage and conservation only a 75-minute ferry ride from Auckland city centre. Explore walking trails among regenerating native bush and explore the old chapel, jail house and award-winning museum to learn about the island's history.

For more than 100 years, Rotoroa was off-limits to all but a few souls isolated there for alcohol and drug rehabilitation in the care of the Salvation Army. Now, you can take a cruise right from Auckland to visit this historic arts, heritage and conservation estate. Bring your walking shoes and a picnic to explore the island, or simply relax with a swim at one of 4 beautiful beaches.

Along with its beaches, the island has good and varied walking tracks, heritage buildings and an award-winning museum and exhibition centre. You can explore trails through the regenerating bush, see the monumental sculpture by Chris Booth and contemplate views across the gulf to the Coromandel.

As the Hauraki Gulf's newest wildlife sanctuary, Rotoroa hosts several endangered native species that are being repopulated as well. Keep an eye out for kiwi, saddlebacks, reptiles, and takahe as you explore the returning wilderness.


Inclusions

  • Cruise to Rotoroa Island

  • Admission fees

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • From 1st of May until 9th October the boat departs from Auckland at 8:45 AM and leaves from Rotoroa at 5 PM.

  • From 11th October until April 31st the boat departs from Auckland on Tuesday, Thursday at 8.45 AM and returns from Rotoroa at 3.30 PM, and on Saturday & Sunday the boat departs at 8.45 AM and returns from Rotoroa at 4.30 PM.


Rotoroa Island Day Trip ratings based on 1 Verified Review

5 out of 5

5/5 28 Dec. 2018

Fantastic day out to a Treasure of an Island. Lovely walks, bird-life, stunning beaches. An interesting history to the Island which is well-covered by the guides on walks