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Rangitoto Island

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“volcanic rock” (78 reviews)
“lava fields” (50 reviews)
“day trip” (157 reviews)
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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"volcanic rock"
in 78 reviews
"lava fields"
in 50 reviews
"day trip"
in 157 reviews
"summit track"
in 21 reviews
"lots of water"
in 30 reviews
"volcanic explorer tour"
in 18 reviews
"crater rim"
in 23 reviews
"great hike"
in 38 reviews
"early ferry"
in 18 reviews
"bring water"
in 29 reviews
"tractor train"
in 19 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 101 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 44 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 19 reviews
"fullers ferry"
in 38 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 22 reviews
"auckland city"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very easy to get to via ferry! Be prepared to walk all day as it takes all day to get from one side of the island to the other. It's a beautiful place to visit with multiple routes to walk and an amazing view. Bring...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You be amazed by the awesome sites of the island. Be prepared as the walk is pretty long and hard. Also be back to the boat in time to get back to the mainland or your stuck for the night.

Thank Rad R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 30min ferry ride was a scenic ride that heightened our expectation for Rangitoto Island. We trekked the Summit Track which was quite easy to us, wasnt too steep but just beware of slippery roads due to the rain. Educational stations with information about the...More

Thank TChu9876
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a packed picnic lunch my husband and I took the beautiful ferry across across to Rangitoto Island to spend the day there. We left on I think it was the 9am ferry to allow plenty of time before the last ferry home, which I...More

2  Thank Abby F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this trip through Fullers and it was called the Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer Tour. This was a really fun way to see Rangitoto Island. The 4WD takes you across the lava crops to the base of the volcano where you’re dropped off and...More

1  Thank LindsCC777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short ride on a Fullers ferry from the downtown Ferry Building takes you to this iconic Hauraki Gulf treat. Make sure to take plenty of water - the volcanic pumice trail gets hot - and grab sandwiches on the ferry to have as a...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a stunning day this is the place for a walk. Taking approx 3hrs we enjoyed a hike up to the top. The views are amazing. Wear good strong shoes, take sunblock, hat and water.

1  Thank Sharronr5b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing scenic views with a 3-hour long hike to the top. The view was absolutely stunning and is one of the many exemplary beauties of New Zealand. Be sure to bring an umbrella, a bottle and proper shoes for a fun hike!

1  Thank ChaiSiomBong74
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uninhabited rocky island just bout 8 km northeast of Auckland, a 25-minute cruise from the downtown ferry terminal. It is landscape icon at Auckland waterfront as well as from Northshore Devonport, very familiar landscape. The only way to reach is using ferry from downtown Auckland...More

1  Thank santo t
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with most hiking and natural places in NZ, this was not a hike for the weary traveler or someone who is under exercised. It's a rough walk through some lava rocks, uphill and downhill (sometimes steep) and takes a good hour to get to...More

1  Thank jenncantravelon
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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.
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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 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
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