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All reviews volcanic rock lava fields day trip summit track crater rim lots of water volcanic explorer tour great hike early ferry tractor train bring water ferry ride walking shoes takes about an hour fullers ferry worth the climb auckland city
Great time, I went across in the ferry with my 10 year old son, short trip that was a nice start to the adventure. Approx 40 minutes to get to the summit and then a lovely walk around to the crater basin lookout. The tracks...More
My wife and I climbed Rangitoto to the summit in 2010. The summit is great, but we were especially fascinated by the lava caves just below the summit. I have been in karst caves, sea caves, and other water-formed caves, but this is the only...More
Take the $36 round trip ferry from dock 4. Only leaves about 4 times a day. Check times. Last return was 1530. Don’t get stranded.
Took various routes to go over the summit 3 times. The coastal run is very slow and technical. But scenic....More
Travelled to Rangitoto Island with a group of school students. I have lived in Auckland for 18 years and am ashamed to say I had never taken the time to visit Rangitoto. I have always heard that it is quite a hard clime and that...More
Bring plenty of water! And sunscreen. It's quite arid and in summer you will de-hydrate fast. The trail to the Summit is long but manageable for those of average fitness. The view's awesome. It IS an all day expedition for all practical intents.
We did the Rangitoto Summit Hike up to the top of the summit. The views are spectacular and definitely worth it, but be prepared for a fairly long (6miles round trip) and steep hike. Its mostly trail so you aren't going rock climbing or anything...More
Rangitoto is an okay place to visit for a simple short day hike. As it's all made of volcanic rock, there isn't too much to actual see besides the summit. There is a bay and a lava cave you can checkout also but I didn't...More
Its been a while since going up to the top of Rangitoto for me but i can remember it like was just last week.
Can catch a Fullers Ferry from down queen street terminal in Auckland spend a little over 20mins to get to the...More
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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
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 decks/landings coming off them. I wore jeans which were uncomfortable as you do need to lift your knees. I would suggest shorts and a light jacket only if the weather looks like it will be cold or wet. There is shelter as you get off the ferry, where the paths breaks to go to the lava caves and at the summit.
Take a hat as it gets hot on a sunny day.