Please select and pay for your desired option when you register on the first day of the meeting.
This excursion involves a 35 minute ferry ride out to Rangitoto Island, and
then a fairly strenuous walk up to the summit of the island.
The island is scoria rock, which is very sharp, so sturdy footwear is a necessity, as are sunscreen and a sunhat.
You *cannot* buy food or water on the island, so you must take your own supplies, particularly water.
Ferry departs from Auckland: 12.15 pm (be at the Ferry building
by 12 noon at latest)
Ferry departs from Rangitoto: either 3.30 pm or 5.00 pm
Cost (payable at registration): $15 per person for the ferry
This cost does *not* include lunch - lunch items can be bought either on the
ferry (sandwiches, muffins, drinks, etc)
or from one of the nearby shops, for example, in the Downtown Shopping Centre.
Make sure you take water to drink!
Further information on Rangitoto Island is available from the Department of Conservation web site:
This excursion involves an approximately 1 hour bus ride out to Muriwai,
one of the black sandy beaches on Auckland's west coast, and home to a large gannet colony.
The first stop will be at a
local honey centre,
approximately 40 minutes from Auckland
where a gourmet packed lunch from the cafe chef will be picked up
and about 20 minutes available for browsing at the centre.
The bus will then continue on to Maori Bay,
home of a colony of around 1200
From here you can walk the 15 minutes or so down to Muriwai beach. For further details see
On the way back to Auckland a short stop will be made at Nobilos vineyard for some wine tasting.
Departs Auckland: 12.30 pm
Arrives back in Auckland: 5.00 pm
Cost (inclusive of bus, lunch and wine tasting): $40