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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.
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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All reviews volcanic rock lava fields day trip summit track lots of water crater rim great hike early ferry bring water tractor train ferry ride walking shoes takes about an hour fullers ferry worth the climb auckland city walk up
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful island! We took the ferry from Auckland city and planned to stay on the island all morning. There were several choices of where to hike, a long path or shorter direct paths, but they views on every path are spectacular. Definitely recommend going...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we started out early that morning the first ferry was fully booked upon arrival and we had to wait 2 hours for the next one. Busy ferry once we were on it, due to it being such a nice day and then because...More

Thank beginnersluck2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We feel like we are transported to a different time and place when we visit Rangitoto. Listen out for tui, saddlebacks, quail and fantails, as well as many seabirds. Bring plenty of provisions - water, food, sunscreen, sunhats, plus wet weather gear and a torch....More

Thank LizR2176
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the family for a walk, take food and water for your day and suitable foot wear and clothing. Can be challenging near the top for those who are a little unfit but not impossible. Fantastic views and it can be an...More

Thank smilie77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a lovely short ferry ride from Auckland. There’s a decent track to the top with a great view of the city. There’s a cave to explore and we took another track on the other side called ‘beach track’ back to the ferry. It was...More

Thank Andylynn2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room the ferry from Auckland to visit this volcanic island. It was formed only about 600 years ago. The ferry ride over was quick and the three hours or so on island went by really fast. There are many trails around the island with good...More

Thank blurryshooter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out on an interesting island, and volcano. Fantastic views. Covers all levels of fitness

Thank BMoniqueB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you live mostly in a chaotic city, Rangitoto is defo a paradise to relax and rejuvenate yourself. The island is accessible by a ferry from downtown Auckland. The timing of the ferries (to/from) are fixed. So it is best to keep track of it...More

Thank GrandTour652704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry ride over is less than half an hour and offers great views of the city. The island is a huge volcano and is simply beautiful. The walk up is pretty steep and you have to be quite fit, but I did see some...More

Thank ambrosoliandreas702
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a nice walk but quite steep going to the top of the volcano, lots of places to stop and read on the way about how it was formed. Some areas are sheltered with trees but it is mostly out in the open. Make...More

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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