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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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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shaun H
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Did I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wozzlefish12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty Island reached from the Ferry port in Auckland. It worth visiting when in Auckland and has interesting wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TR4prez
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get there by ferry, unique landscape of Auckland's biggest volcano, stunning summit views! Hiking boots recommended because of rough and sharp volcanic rocks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NZ-For-Six-Months
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gregorylenglish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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wendykohke
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.
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ShaneLean
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.
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xtne
18 December 2016|
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Response from 162anitaw | 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
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