Rangitoto Island

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

Rangitoto Island
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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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Larissa K
Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
Family
This is a great day out in Auckland especially for family/friend groups.
I would recommend buying your ferry tickets online to avoid the hassle of having to buy them prior to boarding or avoiding missing out (especially peak times like school holidays, weekends, summer) on the ferry time you want, although there are several times per day.
Excellent views at the top. Walk straight to the summit or do other walks around the volcano.
Summit walk is 1 hour to the top, we took less time coming back down.
Take food and water (no shops), only toilets available. Take a jacket or be prepared for the weather/season you go in.
Cell phone reception available. I am with Vodafone and it worked fine.
Cafe available on the ferry if needed.
Written 26 April 2022
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Rachel M
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions
We recently using the Auckland Voucher to ferry over to Rangitoto and climb to the top.
Great walk for all ages and fitness levels.
Written 21 April 2022
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand448 contributions
We got the fullers ferry from Auckland city. Lots of time options and it is cheaper to book online, which they can sell out on some time slots (as we found out). They have great maps at the ticket counter, which were really useful to navigate around what we wanted to see.
Toilets were available on the ferry and just where you get off onto the island. Remember to take plenty of water and food as there is no shop over there and to bring all rubbish home. I was really pleased not to see any rubbish discarded around.
The lava caves are worth a look especially with kids. Go to the end of the track and check out the one you can walk through. Take a torch and enjoy exploring. The walk to the summit is really well marked and pretty easy. Not pushchair friendly. It is uneven in places and has stairs, lots of stairs. Take your time and remember to turn around and get a look at the incredible views. A wonderful place to escape and enjoy nature.
Written 17 April 2022
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Matt Hogarth
Berkshire, UK10 contributions
Good place to relax in Auckland with blue sea. We spent the whole day there and had very fun time. Recommend!
Written 4 April 2022
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AnnaNZPorirua
Porirua, New Zealand140 contributions
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 Zealand465 contributions
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
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
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, UK20 contributions
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
42 contributions
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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