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Rangitoto Island

Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-367 9111
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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” (213 reviews)
“day trip” (136 reviews)
“lots of water” (28 reviews)
Sail from Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-367 9111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fabulous original Bach experience on Rangitoto. No power but beautiful views and wonderful walks to the summit. Views back to the mainland, amazing

Thank raewyn2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall a very good idea for a day trip close to Auckland.! Interesting walk through a volcanic area and nice view of Auckland.! Recommended!

1  Thank alessiobolognesi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the ferry rides to and from the Island and the walk up to the top. There's a great track up to the top and very well signposted, and we did the return walk comfortably in an hour and a half ( as...More

Thank denise224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a one day trip to Rangitoto and discover the wonder of nature. Made up of mostly volcano ash and rocks, marvel as the guide tells you about the history of the volcano. It's a trip worthwhile.

Thank elvinchoo86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must day out if looking for something to do in Auckland. Walk up to the summit. Easy walk for kids. Make sure you visit the lava caves on the way back down. There are three of four caves you can enter. Also great fun...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to bring your own food and water (closed containers and bag please since the Island is pest free and will hopefully stay that way!), a trusty flashlight to explore the lava caves, and a pair of binoculars if you are into bird watching!...More

Thank agibrahi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my colleague from work for a day trip in Auckland. Taking the ferry to the island itself is an experience as well the nice walk which is easy. Beautiful Auckland views from the peak.

Thank Shai G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really enjoyable day walking around rangitoto and the views from the top were stunning. Went with my 65 year old mum and sister, catching the 9-15am ferry there and 3-30pm back. That left us with plenty of time to go up main summit...More

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful hike, well marked, and easy track. Well maintained and amazing views once at the top. Take a packed lunch and water. Well worth a day trip.

Thank randslangston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip by ferry is $30 return. Bring your food and water. To walk to summit and lookout is approx 2 hr return. Also visit and walk through the lava tubes just make sure your have a torch / flash light. Good exercise but not difficult....More

Thank TripperC2010
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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