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Rangitoto Is. or Mt. Eden

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Rangitoto Is. or Mt. Eden

In your opinion, which has more spectacular views, Rangitoto or Mt. Eden? I can't decide between the 2 but have time to visit one only.

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Rangitoto is more of a day trip and a destination, Mt Eden you can fit in in a couple of hours or less if you have transport. Both have spectacular views, but differing ones. Rangitoto's view has more islands and ocean(Hauraki Gulf) with Auckland off in the distance. It's quite a stiff hike up to the summit. Mt Eden has 360 degree views of the wider Auckland area plus some of the Hauraki Gulf. You can walk to the summit but it's just as easy to drive there. If you visit Mt Eden, you might like to visit Eden Gardens at the base of the mountain. Located in an old quarry it has some magnificent plant life especially vireya, rhododendrons and camellias(which are all flowering at the moment) plus a lot of tropical plants and NZ natives.

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Hi

If you have the time then I would opt for Rangitoto which is of course a dormant volcano. It is quite a unique environment and of course there is the added pleasure of the short ferry ride.

For times of ferries, prices etc have a look at:

www.fullers.co.nz

You may also find the following site interesting:

www.rangitoto.org

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Mt Eden is really only a 15 minute "photo stop". Definitely go for Rangi"2toes" as we called it when we were kids!

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4. Re: Rangitoto Is. or Mt. Eden

Thank you all. You've made my decision making process much easier.

Cheers!

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5. Re: Rangitoto Is. or Mt. Eden

Definitely Rangitoto.And there is transport to the summit.

If you wish or need to see Auckland City from on high the Sky City is your best option.

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