Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto Island, Auckland Central: Address, Rangitoto Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Rangitoto Island
4.5
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This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers bird-watching, swimming, fishing, walking trails, colorful flora and spectacular views from the summit of its cone-shaped mountain.
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AnnaNZPorirua
Porirua, New Zealand115 contributions
Vivacious volcano
Jan 2021 • Family
It's been on my list of things to do in Auckland for a while. Finally took the ferry to Rangitoto. Very few people went the same day as us, so we basically had our pick of seats. Don't forget at present you need to wear a mask on the ferry. Lots of cool information boards on the way up to the summit. We walked to the lava caves on our way up.... very cool but do take a torch (especially if you have kids - give them the torch). The last 15 mins up to the crater is a bit of a slog but the view at the top is magic and we had it all to ourselves!
But slippery on the volcanic rocks coming back down so make sure you wear appropriate shoes.
A must do in NZ
Written 22 January 2021
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Barb L
Dunedin, New Zealand447 contributions
worth the climb for the views
Jan 2021
The island has lots of tracks for exploring the main one being up to the summit and yes it is a steady climb up! The view once there is outstanding. We took a detour to the lava caves and you certainly need a torch.

There are no services on the island so you do need to take your food and water with you and your rubbish away.

There is also an abundance of wasps but they mostly leave you alone.
Written 15 January 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
ICONIC LANDMARKS.
Feb 2020
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic Island in the Hauraki Gulf. It is Auckland's most iconic Island with it's distinctive symmetrical cones and great location.
Written 23 November 2020
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The Ninja Nomads
Liverpool, UK34 contributions
Reunited with friends
Jul 2020 • Friends
What better way to spend a sunny day than trekking all around a volcano. The ferry ride there was super peaceful and when you arrive, there are a number of different walks of different lengths so you can spend anywhere from 2 hours to all day there depending on how long you have to enjoy your surroundings . If you have limited time, definitely walk to the peak where the main lookout is and make sure you take food and water with you . My favourite part was exploring the lava caves .
Written 7 September 2020
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Jack
Shrewsbury, UK15 contributions
Well worth the trek
Jun 2020
If you plan on walking up to the summit, you'll need a good level of fitness. Once you get to the top, the views are stunning; and all your effort pays off.

Make sure you pay attention to the map - as I didn't - and ended up on the wrong side of the island for the ferry. It's a VERY long walk back. On the bright side, I found a nice beach to eat my lunch.
Written 13 June 2020
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Tom C
41 contributions
Nice afternoon trip!
Jan 2020
Great way to get out of the city into the volcanic landscape of New Zealand. You can do in just an afternoon but there is also plenty to see if you make a day of it. Great views back across the water of the city.
Written 4 May 2020
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Kstar
Nelson New Zealand21 contributions
Rangitoto experience
Feb 2020
Worth the treck, take plenty of water or in our case champagne to celebrate!

Boat ride is expensive, it’s a shame there’s no discount for locals but stop worth a visit.
Written 1 May 2020
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TURNERO
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
Good place for walking
Dec 2019
Charming island that’s well worth a visit if you’re looking to get some exercise, exit the hustle and bustle of the downtown concrete jungle, immerse yourself in nature.
Multiple options for trails that range in difficulty from paved, to dirt with varying levels of incline. The main tracks are all quite easy for most people to tackle. Love all the way finding signs at every turn to help you figure out how to get from one trail to another. Easy to spend a couple hours here walking around. Ended up spending 3-4 hours walking on the Rangitoto island as well as Motutapu island.
Written 26 April 2020
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Karl Thunder Axe
7 contributions
Lovely hike and sunset view
Mar 2020
We took a kayak trip to Rangitoto with Auckland Sea kayaks from the mainland beach to the island, had dinner on the island, hiked up the volcano, watched the sunset from the peak, hiked back down and kayaked back to Auckland with an amazing view of the skyline from on the water. Overall a fantastic and memorable experience.
Written 26 March 2020
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Ali_Hawkins
Wellington, New Zealand2,118 contributions
Very interesting
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is a very interesting place to visit - there is a four-wheel-drive tractor which can pick you up from the ferry and take you around the island to see the interesting lava flows. Also, you can go to the summit and enjoy the view across back to Auckland city. You need to take a bush track up to the summit, including along a boardwalk, which is about 15 minutes. The whole island is really interesting and quite scenic, with great views from all around.
Written 17 March 2020
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