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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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“lava cake” (243 reviews)
“volcanic rock” (75 reviews)
“lava fields” (47 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take appropriate footwear, make sure if you’re taking kids they can cope with walking, take water and food, sunblock. Take your rubbish away with you. Enjoy one of the best views in Auckland from the top.

Thank LVS4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

25-30 minutes ferry ride. We hiked to the summit-1 hour uphill and 45 min downhill. On your way up, you can go to the lava cave- they recommend carrying flashlight for the cave). We did not go to the cave. You can walk the rim...More

Thank FoodieMahi
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rangitoto is a stunning island not far from Auckland. There are many different walking routes you can take, I chose to walk around the island, heading up to the summit half way around. It is a time consuming walk though. I gave myself four hours...More

Thank FelicityL87
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do the tour as it was novel being pulled by a tractor. Informative good if you want a relaxing time. The walk to the summit was ok. Great views of Auckland. Take drinks does get very warm.

Thank 123LS
Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave one grandson a trip to Rangitoto for Christmas and at first he wasn't impressed with the thought of it but not long after the ferry left Auckland he told me it was the best trip ever, even before we got to the island....More

Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry out to the Island it is a nice ride. I had booked a tour of the island before the trip started. It is a lava island with some open space and there are trees and other vegetation. There are trails to...More

Thank Asiantraveler53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant time on Rangitoto. We took the option of taking the “train” to near the summit of the volcano - perhaps had we been a bit fitter we would have walked it. Some choose to take the train up and walk...More

1  Thank ShiplakeMaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend the afternoon, the hike to the summit was short (about an hour) but challenging. The Lava Caves were very cool and worth the walk!

Thank Krista G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sailed over with a few friends on a fine, breezy day and anchored 100m out from the slipway. We kayaked over to the Island (taking it in turns) and left the kayak to set off for the summit walk. What a beautiful and enchanting walk...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rangitoto Island is a great trip to take Great views of the gulf Very good walk ,,,,steep at times take plenty of food and drink with you!!! A great day out

Thank Brycee10
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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