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Rangitoto Island

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“lava caves” (220 reviews)
“day trip” (141 reviews)
“lots of water” (28 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great way to see the island and To look back at Auckland. Our tour guide was fantastic, loved the Dad jokes. He really knew the island and all of its history. It was amazing to see all of the Basalt and to learn...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day trip from Auckland. A slightly challenging walk to the summit girls beautiful 360 degree views of the Hauraki gulf. Make sure you wear strong footwear as the volcanic rocks are very sharp.

Thank FelixOC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very cool and unique experience, to climb to the rim of a recent volcano for the area. Good quick getaway from the busy city. Keep in mind the walk is 2hr return and the last ferry is very early at 3.30pm.

Thank Nathan N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous trip out to the island. It's a little bit of work walking up to the summit but there are plenty of places to rest. There's an amazing view from the summit - pretty much 360 degrees. There's an incredible silence while you view the...More

Thank delb0inz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to get to using the ferry from Auckland. We were fortunate to have good weather for the walk to the summit. Great views awaited us and as we climbed the island - especially from the top. The climb is a steady one, but...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on a weekend so it was really busy and really noisy. It was hard to get some quiet space to listen to nature (bird songs...). The transportation wasn't planned properly so a number of us were left on the island after the...More

Thank Siem4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My trip to Rangitoto was lovely, myself and a friend spent the day exploring the island and enjoyed a packed picnic lunch at the top. Rangitoto foesnt have any shops on it, so if you are planning on visiting, make sure you take sufficient water...More

Thank Tamara F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Auckland and see Rangitoto every day. So mysterious. Totally unique ecosystem that grew up in the lava. Not too hard of a walk, though I do recommend allowing a whole day and keep an eye on the ferry times. Visitors and locals...More

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first half of this tour was fascinating. The island is all volcanic lava flow, so the road was chiseled out with picks and shovels. The stair climb to the top of the volcano is a long one, so pace yourself. The views from the...More

Thank Jude J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the 9:15 shuttle ($30 round trip), stopped in Devonport, and arrived to Rangitoto by 9:40. There were only about 20 people on my ferry so we more or less had the island to ourselves until the next ferry showed. There is a toilet...More

Thank drjandthemissus
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Wendy K
20 June 2017|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but bring a raincoat and warm clothes. The paths are solid so it is not muddy.
17 February 2017|
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Response from Jeremy L | Reviewed this property |
No you can just ferry over and walk around anywhere you like. Free maps are Available and the tracks are all well marked.
18 December 2016|
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Response from Anita W | Reviewed this property |
It is shaded half the time if not more. It get's steep but it is a path on an incline not climbing steep rocks. There are some stairs on the way not a lot but there are as you reach the summit which have various... More